BrightStart
copyrightExtended Day (4 hour) Preschool (2.5 to 5yrs)
Preschool Longer Day BrightStart Day care and Childrens Academy Port CoquitlamExtended Day (4 hour) Preschool for 2.5 to 5 year old children is a 4 hour program offered every day of the week.

This longer format is ideal for increased socialization as well as preparing for full-day kindergarten.

4 hour Preschool Program
Riverwood Gate: AM 9:00 AM -1:00 PM
Westwood Plateau: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bainbridge Preschool: AM 9:15 AM - 1:15 PM

  • Welcome//Hang up coats/Wash hands - consistent dropoff eases transition into class and helps with possible separation anxiousness
  • Circle Time - calendar, weather, introduction to the day's activities/Story/Music/Phonics/curriculum/Early French - Develops self-esteem & personal awareness, comfort & a good start to the day. Early learning and exposure to new ideas & routines
  • Smaller Group Break-out with teacher led activities- (Bingo, Phonics, Work Books)- smaller groups provide different dynamics to the age appropriate learning
  • Art Exploration/Phonics Workbooks/ Free choice including manipulatives, puzzles, dramatic play - Develops creativity, social skills, problem solving, fine motor skills, imagination
  • Clean-up time - Learning to be helpful, team work
  • Wash & snack time - Hygiene, Develops socialization skills, manners, nutrition
  • Outdoor Education/Play (Music & Movement during inclement weather) (Outdoor time extended for 4 hr preschool) - Develops physical health and motor skills
  • Second Curriculum Circle - additional curriculum for additional learning opportunities
  • Wash and Lunch - Nutrition awareness and social opportunities
  • Free Choice or Story Time
  • Getting ready for parent pick-up, good bye song & individual good-bye - Reinforces self-esteem & personal awareness; encourages orderliness & patience


  • Note that AM,PM and Extended Day preschool are not available during Spring, Christmas and Summer Breaks as well as professional days or school closures taken by public schools.

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