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JumpStart Preschool

Children and families receive what they need to thrive.

JumpStart Preschool is committed to providing a preschool program that continually adapts to meet the needs of the attending children and families. At JumpStart, we believe that children learn through play, where we provide opportunities for literacy skills, numeracy skills, and social skills to be developed. We believe that connection is the foundation of development, learning and guidance. We promote connection in the class-room by providing an inclusive, safe and nurturing environment for young children, so that they can develop a sense of trust and belonging. We look forward to working with your family during these exciting preschool years. JumpStart staff facilitates developmentally appropriate experiences, based on children’s individual interests. We follow the best practices laid out in BC’s Early Learning Framework.

JumpStart is sponsored by the Comox Valley Child Development Association, and space is provided by School District 71 (Comox Valley). JumpStart is located inside Courtenay Elementary, on McPhee Ave in Courtenay in room 105. We are a two-and-a-half-hour preschool program for 3–5-year-olds. We are licensed for 20 spaces & have a 10-1 child to educator ratio.

 

Program Options

 

Fees for the 2024-25 school year are listed below – there is a regular rate, then an expected reduced rate because we are enrolled in the ‘Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative’ program with the BC Government. When approvals are received for the reductions, rates will be updated. Please contact us for availability and registration information.

 

5 mornings/week (Mon – Fri) – $287.50 Expected to be $192.50/month with fee reduction.
3 mornings/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) – $172.50 Expected to be $115.50/month with fee reduction. 
2 mornings/week (Tues/Thurs) – $115.00 Expected to be $79.00/month with fee reduction.

These monthly fee amounts take affect starting September 1, 2024.

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. Please follow link above for more information and to apply.

Registration

 

To register, contact JumpStart@cvcda.ca or call 250-898-4317. Fees per month are listed in our Payment of Fees Agreement in the registration package you will need to complete. All fees are due on the first school day of the month. Fees will be considered late if they are not received by the second week of the month. Late fees may apply for continuous late pick up from the program. We accept payment from the Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB) Program. If you need assistance completing an application for this benefit, please connect with our Child Care Resource & Referral team at 250-338-4288 or childcare@cvcda.ca.

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.

JumpStart Preschool

1540 McPhee Ave.
Courtenay, BC

24/25 Registration Package

24/25 Family Handbook

Meet the Team

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

Alicia Fairweather
Alicia Fairweather

JumpStart Program Assistant

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

Karli Dillon
Karli Dillon

JumpStart ECE & Program Lead

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

Kelsi Martens
Kelsi Martens

JumpStart ECE & Program Assistant

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

Leah Densmore
Leah Densmore

JumpStart Early Childhood Educator/Support Worker

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

Lindsay Friis

Lindsay Friis

SCD/ASCD Program Lead

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

Connect with Family Advocate

To get started with any of our CVCDA Services speak with April Statz.

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