Early Years 0-5

The CCSA has been a pioneer in bringing early childhood programs to Chemainus and Crofton since the year 2000! The early years are defining years in child development and it is important to spend these years bonding with your children and introducing them to others in the community.

Eagle Wings Preschool

"Children are born with wings. Eagle Wings Preschool helps them to fly."

What: Eagle Wings is a safe and fun environment that encourages social growth and school preparedness in children ages 3 to 5. During the short hours of preschool, children learn to be independent from their families and start to develop relationships with their peers. Eagle Wings curriculum is play based and fast paced! Our program includes the arts, physical activity, garden and nature sciences and reading.
Where: Chemainus Elementary Community School Early Years Portable B
When: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm & Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Cost: 2, 3, and 5 day packages (per week) are available at $150, $185, and $320 (per month), respectively.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Older children who turned 4 years old in the spring will benefit most from a 5 days per week preschool program. Younger children who are just turning or turned 3 years old in the fall will benefit most from a 2 days per week program.

Specialized subsidies are available for early years families through the BC Government. Apply to see if you qualify for full or partial subsidy.

Click Here  for our current 2020 registration forms!

Click Here  for our current family handbook.

Click here   for more information or give us a call at (250) 416-5473.

Chemainus StrongStart

What: StrongStart is a drop-in program for parents and children aged 0 to 5. It offers a prime location and resources to bond with your child while enjoying an atmosphere of play-based learning with other parents and children in the community.
Where: Chemainus Elementary Community School Early Years Portable B
When: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:30am to 11:30am & Tuesday/Thursday 12:30pm to 3:30pm Drop in during these times.
Cost: FREE. Funded by the Ministry of Education, BC Government

Click here for more information or give us a call at (250) 416-5475.

Chemainus Strong Start January 2020 Calendar


Parent-Child Mother Goose

What: Mother Goose is a registered program for parents and children 0 to 4 years old. It is an excellent opportunity to meet other parents in your community and connect with your little one through song and rhyme.


Click here for the Cowichan Valley Mother Goose Facebook page!

For more information, give us a call at (250) 246-3588



Child Health Clinics

What: Child Health Clinics give parents a chance to ask a public health nurse questions about your child's health and development. Immunizations are available on site with an appointment.
Where: Chemainus Elementary Community School
When: The first Friday of every month 9:30 to 11:30
Provided by Island Health

For more information, or to book an appointment, call Margaret Moss Health Central at (250) 709-3050.