Vancouver

Saplings Outdoor Program operates several nature-based active preschool and childcare programs in Vancouver.


UBC Farm Preschool

Saplings Multi-age Program is a nature-based program for ages 2.5-6. This has the benefit of muddying age-based comparisons and competition that occurs between children. Children are given an opportunity to connect to the natural environment in a safe and enjoyable way. We view children as imaginative, resourceful, and inquisitive beings who are most comfortable in a natural setting. Children are encouraged to engage in activities that interest them, while our educators act as facilitators in the natural learning process.

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

$40/drop-in

$160/weekday/monthly


UBC FARM Parent and Tot

Enjoy outdoor play and exploration at UBC Farm! This play-based outdoor exploration program is for children ages 6 months to 6 years, and a parent or caregiver.

Please only pay for one child, but you are welcome to bring the whole family.

Mondays 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
September – June $10/day


After-School Program at Laura Secord

open for registration

open for registration

Our after-school programs allow kids to explore and experience the natural world through practical involvement. We believe the outdoors encourages imaginative play, creativity, hand-eye coordination, physical strength, and mental clarity. Our educators encourage  children to develop their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Additionally, a multi-age environment promotes cooperation and teamwork, while raising children’s emotional awareness.

Monday – Friday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. $20/drop-in

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Coal Harbour After-School Program

Our after-school programs allow kids to explore and experience the natural world through practical involvement. We believe the outdoors encourages imaginative play, creativity, hand-eye coordination, physical strength, and mental clarity. Our educators encourage  children to develop their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Additionally, a multi-age environment promotes cooperation and teamwork, while raising children’s emotional awareness.

January 9 - March 13, Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. $130