PDCRS Childcare Programs
PDCRS offers a variety of childcare options for children birth to 12 years, inlcuding children with special needs throughout the South Okanagan/Similkameen. Our group licensed centres include full daycare, preschool and before and after school care.
Hand Infant Toddler Centre
158 Eckhardt Avenue East
Little Triumphs 3-5 Daycare
500 Edmonton Avenue
After School Program
470 Edmonton Avenue
Little Learners Academy
Okanagan College Penticton Campus
1091 Timmins Street
Tuc El Nuit 3-5 Daycare
6648 Park Drive
Tuc El Nuit Preschool
6648 Park Drive
Tuc El Nuit After School Program
6648 Park Drive
Oliver High School Childcare 0-3
6035 Spartan Street
8507 – 68 Avenue
All PDCRS childcare programs provide service in which participants are welcomed, supported and valued. The activities of playing, learning and growing happen in a way which all participants feel they belong. All participants have different abilities and aptitudes; an inclusive setting accommodates and builds on those. We follow the principles of a family-centered approach, shared responsibility and planning for participants.
We believe each participant is a unique individual who will develop to his/her potential. The early developmental childhood years are extremely important to increase social and emotional skills in play based programs to prepare participants for the future.
- Provide a variety of enriched early learning activities including opportunities to develop and enhance the skills required for healthy child development such as large and small motor skills, cognition and social skills.
- Promote individuality, positive self-concept and respect for other people and their uniqueness.
- Provide a quality early child care environment that is positive, nurturing and supportive.
- Encourage participants to develop effective communication skills and appropriate ways of expressing feelings in order to develop strong positive relationships with their peers.
- Promote healthy lifestyles for participants and their families by providing supplemental snacks that meet Canada’s Food Guidelines and by teaching self care skills that promote proper personal care and hygiene.
- Support and build strong, healthy families.
- Work in partnership with other agencies and community professionals on behalf of the participants we serve.
- Provide a quality program, based on professional early childhood standards, and to support Program Staff (“staff”) in their ongoing professional development.
Learning, exploring and developing new skills always involves some challenge and often some risk. We take responsibility to ensure we provide the safest environment possible which involves:
- Active and positive supervision
- Safe space arrangement of furniture, equipment and activities
- Developmentally appropriate programming and activities
- Preventative policies and procedures
PDCRS follows the BC Health Planning guidelines on Child Development. To learn more about these guidance strategies please read Guiding Children`s Behaviour