About Us

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Ross Bay Preschool Ltd. is a licenced Group Child Care Center offering half day or extended day preschool programming for children aged 30 months to school age. Owned & managed by ECE Kim Thorsen who oversees the daily operations of the preschool and joined by our incredible ECE Alyson Enge and fabulous ECEA's Kirsten Pite, Riley Thorsen and Cindy Rodier. We understand the importance of each stage of child development and are dedicated to building strong partnerships with families to enrich each child's experience. The safety of our children is of utmost importance and as such, all staff are trained in CPR and First Aid. 

Our teachers meet all of the requirements outlined in the Community Care Facilities Act and Child Care Licensing RegulationAt Ross Bay Preschool, continuous staff training is provided through educational workshops and seminars to maintain the highest standard of education for the children in our program.

The preschool offers comprehensive early childhood programming which promotes all areas of development such as the physical, intellectual, language, emotional, and social developmental areas. Further, we are proud to be able to provide a specially designed active learn and play environment, which includes full wheelchair accessibility. We are located in a quiet, family oriented residential area across from Hollywood Park. 

Please email us at rossbaypreschool@gmail.com for more information.

Preschool Philosophy

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Choosing the right preschool for your child is a big decision. It is our belief that all children are unique, have different abilities and learn in their own way. They learn best when they guide, direct, and follow their interests through play and have a long period of playtime to practice skills. These beginning skills are the foundation for interaction with others that will take them into adulthood and the world. 

Our educators understand the importance of age appropriate educational experiences and their role in the success of children as they develop physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and linguistically. We offer a program with a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that will help prepare your child for a lifetime of learning.

Ross Bay Preschool has been carefully designed to delight, intrigue and inspire young children.  We set the stage for creative play with our uniquely designed play areas.  A Music Area, Art Table, Sand/Water table, Dress-Up Area, Puzzle and Book Area, Big Block and Listening Centre are some of the places your child will play and learn in each time they come to preschool. Your child will be in an atmosphere where they can make friendships, learn to share and cooperate. They will be cared for by educators, who will make them feel safe, loved and accepted for their own unique personalities. We focus on the development of self-control, confidence and problem solving skills as well as enhance their ever increasing intellectual, social, emotional, physical and, language skills.

Ross Bay Preschool is an inclusive center, and all children at Ross Bay Preschool are respected and supported. Please email us at rossbaypreschool@gmail.com for more info.