Our Philosophy

Our program is designed to facilitate the growth of the whole child, meeting their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs in a child-centred environment. Each individual is encouraged to make the most of their potential through concrete, success oriented activities. Emphasis is placed on building a positive sense of self-esteem. When children feel secure about themselves and their surroundings, learning opportunities are maximized.

Play is a child’s natural, built-in learning device. Through self-directed play, alone and with others, children learn to solve problems, increase their knowledge and skills, explore their environment and learn to express ideas and feelings.

Children at Cowichan Preschool develop early school-readiness skills through this multi-faceted approach, which includes but moves beyond the ABC’s and 123’s in giving children unique experiences.