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


2.5-5 years old

Multi-age and Toddler and Programs at UBC Farms

 2.5-3 years old

2.5-3 years old

Saplings Multi-age Program is offered Mon and Tues mornings, and Toddlers on Thurs. It is nature-based, and has the benefit of “muddying” age-based comparisons and competition that occur between children. We provide children with 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.

After-School Program at Laura Secord

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.

Please note: prices are subject to change without notice.

Parent Participation

 If you are a parent interested in coming out to join us at Saplings, we would love to hear from you! This is a free program to anyone who is interested. Please fill in the form below to register for parent participation in 2018/19.

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