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Riverside Child Care, Clearwater

Riverside Child Care runs three programs, two of which are designed to coordinate with the school yearly cut off dates; Riverside Preschool and Riverside Spring and Summer Camp. Eagle's Nest is also part of Riverside Childcare but please see Eagle's Nest own page for more information.

Riverside Preschool is tailored to ensure that children’s learning to meet the appropriate academic and social/emotional levels of the group. The Early Learners program welcomes children who will attend kindergarten two years after commencing preschool while Preschool children will enter their elementary school the following September.

Our group web.JPGsmall group sizes (a maximum of 14 children) means that staff can introduce children to a diverse range of topics like reading, math, science, technology, social studies, and fine arts, including singing and dancing, while at the same time tend to each child’s emotional and social needs. This forms a very solid foundation for a successful introduction to school life and helps establish a love of learning that lasts a life time.

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Riverside Preschool staff use a curriculum that is thoughtfully planned, challenging, engaging and developmentally appropriate, promoting positive outcomes for all their children. Children are encouraged to think for themselves, ask many questions and complete activities once started. Much attention is given to the work invested in a project rather than the outcome, thereby helping children develop positive self-esteem, understanding that success is derived from effort and enjoyment rather than a perfection and praise.

Children are provided with a healthy snack and the opportunity to play outside or in the large gymnasium depending on the weather.

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Hours of Operation:

Preschool hours: Monday through Friday 8:45 - 11:45am, school term only

Spring Camp hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:30pm, durng SD #73 spring break

Summer Camp hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:30pm, July and August (with the exception of the two weeks August summer closure 


Our fees are based on the number of contracted days a child attends each month. Riverside Child Care participates in the BC Provincial Givernment Fee Reduction Initiative (FRI) which reduces parental fees according to the childs age up to a maximum of 20 days per month. Please contact program manager for more information.

Please Note: Preschool programs do not qualify for the fee reduciton initiative.

See Licenced Child Care Home Page for registration forms.

Affordable Child Care Benefit:

Affordable Child Care Benefit is a Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) program that helps with payment of child care fees for families who qualify. Please ask program manager or visit the MCFD website for more information:

Riverside Child Care Staff

      Michelle Wall, ECE Assistant    

             Michelle Wall

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    Program Manager Contact: Denise Boden

     Dutch Lake Community Centre - 209 Dutch Lake Road

     Cell: 778 208.7027


     Main Office - 612 Park Drive, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N1

     PH: 250.674.2600

*Places for your child will not be reserved until you have spoken with program manager.