JUMPSTART PRESCHOOL

JumpStart Preschool is a community-based program serving 3-5 year olds. At JumpStart Preschool, we believe children learn through their play experiences. We offer a program promoting play-based learning with a variety of opportunities to practice literacy skills, numeracy skills, social skills and to build self-confidence.

JumpStart Preschool is sponsored in partnership by the Comox Valley Child Development Association and School District #71. The preschool is located in Courtenay Elementary School and operates Monday through Friday from 8:45 am to 11:15 am (following the School District calendar). Additionally, JumpStart now offers a two afternoons a week option on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Program Options

Please contact us for availability and registration information.

Days / Week Fee / Month*
5 mornings/week $255
4 mornings/week $225
3 mornings/week $170
2 mornings or afternoons/week $115
1 morning or afternoon/week $60

*These monthly fee amounts take affect starting September 1, 2023.

** Affordable Child Care Benefit is availabe to help low and middle income families. It is the responsibility of the family to apply for this benefit.

*** Jumpstart has been accepted into the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative for September 2023, exact fees are unknown until the end of September 2023. Then, October fees will be adjustedwith the newly reduced rate.

Registration

CVCDA JumpStart PreSchoolRegistration for JumpStart Preschool takes place starting late spring for the following September. Please download the complete, fillable JumpStart Registration Package and return completed forms to jumpstart@cvcda.ca. Alternatively, you can print and bring completed forms to the main reception at the CVCDA, during business hours.

Registration remains open through out the school year. Spaces will be filled ongoing or as they become available.

Our fees are based on Affordable Child Care Benefit rates. If you qualify for full Affordable Child Care Benefit there is no cost to you. If you qualify for partial funding you will be responsible for paying the parent portion. To see if you are eligible, please check with our local Child Care Resource and Referral office: PacificCARE or on the ministry website.

PROGRAM LEAD

JumpStart Preschool is staffed by qualified Early Childhood Educators (ECE’s)

Karli Dillon
Karli Dillon

JumpStart Early Childhood Educator and Program Lead

Phone: 250-898-4317
Email: jumpstart@cvcda.ca

MEET THE TEAM

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Sami Baker
Sami Baker

JumpStart Program Assistant

Email: jumpstart@cvcda.ca

Leah Densmore

Leah Densmore

JumpStart Early Childhood Educator/Support Worker

Phone: 250-898-4317                        Email: jumpstart@cvcda.ca

 

Holly Edwards
Holly Edwards

JumpStart Early Childhood Educator - CASUAL

Phone: 250-898-4317
Email: jumpstart@cvcda.ca

Alicia Fairweather
Alicia Fairweather

JumpStart Program Assistant

Phone: 250-898-4317
Email: jumpstart@cvcda.ca

Lindsay Friis

Lindsay Friis

SCD/ASCD Program Lead & SCD Consultant for JumpStart

Phone: 250-338-4288 ext 230
Email: lindsay@cvcda.ca

Kelsi Martens
Kelsi Martens

JumpStart Early Childhood Educator and Program Assistant

Phone: 250-898-4317
Email: jumpstart@cvcda.ca

Donna Thordarson

Donna Thordarson

JumpStart Support Worker

Phone: 250-898-4317                            Email: jumpstart@cvcda.ca

 

Robyn Walsh
Robyn Walsh

Administrative Assistant/JumpStart Program Assistant - CASUAL

Phone: 250-338-4288
Email: info@cvcda.ca