Under the Tree Child Care Centre
The Family Education and Support Centre
We have made the difficult decision to close our waitlist as a result of its size. Our program prioritizes vulnerable families (i.e., low-income families, single parents, young parents, Indigenous families, newcomers to Canada, and families with children who have neurodivergent needs). If you feel this may apply to you, please complete the survey below and/or send us an email.
Under the Tree Child Care Centre is a program of The Family Education and Support Centre, a local non-profit agency that has served the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Community for over 50 years. We provide a range of services through parenting, personal, and children's programming. To learn more about our programs, support groups, and workshops click "More Info" below.
Under the Tree Child Care Centre offers care for children ages 8-weeks to 12 years old. Our programs include Infant/Toddler, 3 to 5, and Before and After School Care. We are located in the heart Whonnock, a beautiful, peaceful, and unique community. Here, we are able to take full advantage of the outdoors with our own 3 acres of nature to explore!
For more information about our programs please click "More Info" below.
We encourage all families who are registered at Under the Tree Child Care Centre, and who are interested in applying, to connect with Sarah, our Fees and Subsidy Coordinator, to see if they are eligible for additional subsidy from the government.
To connect with Sarah, please click "Contact" below.
Approved $10/Day Child Care
The Family Education and Support Centre is proud to introduce Under the Tree Child Care Centre as a program of our agency. It is our mission to facilitate growth and development by providing quality information, education, and resources to our families. We offer holistic emergent programming for families with children aged 8-weeks to 12 years old. Our unique program is intended to help connect our families to our ever growing community and all the resources it has to offer.
As an agency, we recognize the many challenges vulnerable families face when trying to access child care services. These vulnerable families include single parents, young parents, low income families, Indigenous families, newcomers to Canada, and families with children who have neurodivergent needs. To help better support vulnerable families in our community, our agency has collectively decided to prioritize vulnerable families into our program.
We encourage curiosity, creative play, and inclusivity. We offer a healthy environment that promotes social/emotional development and balanced mental wellbeing. We believe in child led curriculum and that our teachers should be there alongside them on their path of development. We believe that children reach their full potential when there is full encouragement from the child, teacher, parent, and community. We believe Under the Tree is a place for the whole family, where everyone's opinions on policies, curriculum, and development of the centre will be valued.
We are a registered charity and non-profit society, and while government funding covers most of our costs, we continue to raise funds to support our programs.