About our school

Jack and Jill Preschool has been a staple of the Sunshine Coast community for over 50 years. Generations of Sunshine Coast residents take pride in being alumni of Jack and Jill, a chapter of life that brings early childhood care and parent education together, forming life long friendships, year after year.

We follow the B.C.’s Early Learning Framework, which establishes a vision for respectfully living and learning together.

We are an inclusion preschool, where all teachers and enrolled families are welcoming of all peoples from/with different cultures, lifestyles, opinions, and abilities.

Our programs are “emergent,” which means the weekly subjects we explore and learn about, are led by the interests and needs of the children of that age group. 

We are a Early Childhood Learning and Development Centre that offer two age based programs.

• A 3 year old Program held on Monday and Wednesday from 9:15am-12:15pm (3 hours long)

• A 4 year old Program held on Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am – 1:15pm (4 hours long)

Each program follows a daily routine suitable for that age group. Each day, different activities are set out inside or outdoors, to challenge a child to build their age appropriate skills and to achieve milestones in areas of: physical growth, cognitive development, emotional and social development, language development, sensory and motor development. Play is the focus of our program, as through play, a child practice small and large motor skills, thinking skills, creativity and which all forms their first interpersonal interactions and develop important social skills related to empathy, cooperation, conflict resolution, and self-control, which will be used throughout life to maintain healthy relationships with others. Academics are lightly introduced in our 4’s Class.

Class Routine

Registering and enrolling in one of our programs means you are committing to be be enrolled for the school year. Our teachers are hired based on our September enrollment, under contract.

Our programs are run by our Non-Profit Society(Jack and Jill Parent Participation Preschool Society), who follow our own Constitution and Bylaws and the BC Societies Act. Our Teachers manage the day to day Operations/Administration. When families enroll their child in our program, the family becomes a member of our Non-profit Society. Families cease to be members at the end of each school year, unless their child is already enrolled in the next school year. Members are required to “vote in” Executives, approve Budgets and make group decisions on major capital expenses at our Annual General Meeting. Executives(Directors) fulfill the Non-profit requirements of the Society.

At our preschool, each family(one parent from each) is involved in the school in some way, by being on our Executive or taking a job on the Schools job list (such as laundry, indoor or outdoor maintenance, weeding, lawn mowing, composting, fundraising). This helps our teachers with the maintaining of our school and shows our students how we can all work together as a community towards a common goal. Parents are also encouraged to engage with our Teachers on learning what developmental milestones their child is achieving, to discuss behaviour questions or frustrations they are having, thru daily conversation and thru our parent education opportunities.

And finally, we see teachers and membership, as our own community of families, where when we get together, we can respectfully share experiences, ideas, stories, achievements or be a sounding board, for each other. These connections are vital to the formation of healthy, family relationships, friendships and can be a life line for many.

Staff are members of ECEBC(Early Childhood Educators of BC)