Rainforest Learning Centre’s unique location at Blacklock Fine Arts School in Langley is an asset particularly if your child is a current or future Blacklock student.
Your children can attend our daycare/preschool and then easily transition into elementary school by continuing with Rainforest through our before and after school care. What could be easier!
Rainforest’s Blacklock Centre Daycare in Langley provides:
- GROUP DAYCARE including all-day preschool for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years
- BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE for children ages 5 to 12
Fun & engaging programming
Your child will love our programming – it is fun, diverse and creative – and most importantly, is geared toward the needs of your child.
We believe that children are active, eager learners who deserve active, eager teachers. We provide hands-on opportunities for the children to explore, experiment and discover through both spontaneous play and more structured times. We encourage the child’s natural curiosity and creativity, while focusing on the themes of the environment and rainforests.
Rainforest’s Daycare program – A typical day
A typical day at Rainforest is a unique mixture of a preschool program and pure fun. Your child will participate in group time, play time, quiet time, I’m hungry time, outside time, and more.
Our daycare program is otherwise known as a pre-kindergarten (pre-k) because of the educational component in our program. Our curriculum integrates many school subjects within the monthly themes explored. As themes change, so do the learning environment and the activities. We use a wide variety of material in order to be able to accommodate all types of learners and integrate the academics (phonics, math, science) with the arts (art, drama, music and movement). At Rainforest, we also teach basic French. The children love the learning time that is structured within the daycare program. We balance this learning with creative open-ended play, in and out of doors each day.
An example of a theme is “Nature”. Throughout the month at the daycare, we will study a butterfly’s life cycle, visit the “bug room” and a bee colony, have fun painting bumble bees while counting stripes on the bumble bee. Children will use gross motor skills to curl up into a cocoon and then emerge as a butterfly. They will fly like bumble bees or creep around like worms. Songs and books will be added to enrich their learning. Rainforest is more than just childcare. Visit our Facebook page regularly to see how these themes unfold in the classroom.
Another unique aspect of our daycare program that we are proud of is the emphasis on healthy eating. Each day, children bring fruits or vegetables to school to share with the rest of the group. Children love to participate in this group snack time. Once a month, we provide the children with a hot lunch, which they find so exciting! You will love the break from making lunches too!
Rainforest’s before and after school care program & out of school care program
Drop off your children before school starts, and pick them up at the end of your day. They will get their homework done, have fun with the other child and staff with the day’s program, and the may even go on field trips to explore the community.
When school isn’t in session, Rainforest is. We offer out of school care when schools are closed: Christmas, spring and summer breaks. The children go on field trips such as to the bowling alley, the beach, community parks, indoor fun zones, movies and more. We also organize swimming lessons during the summer months.
At Rainforest, social skills are important to us. We model, teach and encourage respect, independence, taking responsibility, manners, honesty, friendship and open communication. We often organize Buddy Days with the daycare children so that the older children can spend time working with the younger children on art projects, reading together and playing games as a way to encourage many of these skills
We recognize flexibility is a key criterion for you and your child. Therefore, you can choose to enroll your child in our childcare program either full or part time.
Drop by our daycare for a tour
We encourage you and your child to drop by Rainforest Langley for a tour. You can meet the staff, tour the school and its surroundings, and ask any questions you have about Rainforest. Simply call 604-880-0397 to set up a time.
If you have any questions about registration, please to not hesitate to contact us at 604-880-0397