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Early Learning

Early Learning Program

The Child Development Centre is proud to provide the community of Fort St. John with a fully integrated preschool program that specializes in serving children ages 3-5 with both typical and special needs.

Click here to view our ELP Family Handbook. 

Our Early Learning Program is offered to children between the ages of 3 to 5 years. We operate three classrooms encorporating the Creative Curriculum 

Creative Curriculum identifies goals in four key areas of development, they are:

Social Emotional: to help children develop independence, self confidence and self control, follow rules and routines, make friends and learn what it means to be part of the group/community.

Physical: to increase children’s large muscle skills, balancing, running, jumping, throwing and catching and use the small muscles in their hands to do tasks like buttoning, stringing beads, cutting, drawing and writing.

Cognitive: to acquire thinking skills such as the ability to solve problems, to ask questions, and to think logically, sorting, classifying, comparing, counting and making patterns and to use materials and their imagination to show what they have learned.

Language: to use words to communicate with others, listen to and participate in conversations with others, understand the purpose of print, recognize letters and words and begin writing for a purpose.

Parents of our ELP program are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Early Learning Program.  If you would like more information please feel free to contact us at:

Child Development Centre
10417106th Ave
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2M8
PH: 250.785-3200
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