Our Approach

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We recognize the unceded and traditional territories of the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations.

We respectfully acknowledge the many nations who are represented by the urban Indigenous population in the Ridge Meadows Community


The Family Education & Support Centre introduces Under the Tree Childcare Centre. A holistic emergent curriculum based early learning centre for families with children aged 0-12 years old that incorporates family support services and outreach programs in one location. Come see this open spaced large 3 acre property residing in a former elementary school, complete with a large field, extravagant playground and inside gym. 


Our services not only include quality care for a variety of age ranges but also has support systems in place for families that require assistance in a variety of means from applying for childcare subsidy and government services to parenting and cooking classes. This unique facility is a federal funded project that is provided to connect families to our ever growing community and all the resources it has to offer.  


Under The Tree a place to be, for your whole family. 

We believe that childcare is about caring for the entire family, that is why we have created a centre that not only has childcare from children ages 0-12, it also works with the families attending to support them in raising their family. 

We offer:


We value the whole child and will always seek to support, understand

and value the needs and desires of every child who walk through

our doors. 





We encourage:

  • Curiosity

  • Creative play

  • Social/ emotional development

  • Inclusivity

Program Philosophy


  • We believe in fostering an environment of play, creativity, social emotional development, balanced mental wellness, and exploration.

  • We believe in child led curriculum

  • We believe that our teachers should be active with your child to help ensure they are clearly understanding. 

  • We believe that children reach their full potential when there is full engagement from the child, teacher, parents and the community.

  • We believe that Under the Tree is a place for families to belong, where their opinion on policies, curriculum and development of the centre will be valued and contribute to the growth of Under the Tree.

School Readiness

We will work with your family and your child to develop what will help them reach their full potential in Kindergarten. 


This includes:

  • Solid social and emotional skills

  • Developing literacy and numeracy understanding

  • Confidence and Autonomy in their environment

  • Clear understanding of what to expect in Kindergarten

  • Opportunities to be involved in fun activities to become familiar with their school and the excitement of visiting their kindergarten room.