Willowbrae Childcare Academy offers programs to families for children ages 10 months - 5 years.
Why Choose Willowbrae Academy River District Vancouver?
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Our focus is on a child’s needs. We believe in providing the highest standards of childcare possible.
All our Academies have unique features; biometric fingerprint access control, on-site kitchens and chefs, professional cleaning staff, large classrooms with lots of natural light, separate sleep rooms for infants, outdoor secure playgrounds and Liveview HD cameras.
BodyBreak KID FIT
SEEDS represents everything we do to ensure delivery of high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.
Willowbrae has partnered with Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod, of BodyBreak to develop BodyBreak KID FIT - a healthy-living initiative designed to educate children and parents about the importance of daily physical activity, rest & sleep, healthy food choices, and other positive lifestyle habits.
Dietitian-designed snacks and lunches are prepared on site following Canada’s Food Guide and are prepared from scratch using only the freshest ingredients.
Live View Cameras
Braeview is our exclusive on-line communication tool for parents and staff with extensive features including daily email reports sent to parents, a secure access area, functionality on mobile device.
Parents can feel reassured that their children are safe, as only authorized personnel can enter the premises via our biometric access control with fingerprint scanning.
All classrooms and playgrounds are equipped with secure Liveview High Definition cameras which enables parents to view their child throughout the day in real time.
Academies designed by professionals with a focus on children's needs.
At Willowbrae Childcare Academy River District in Vancouver we realize the importance of providing a safe, secure environment for children. Our Academies are committed to putting each child’s well-being foremost. We offer a safe-haven for children and the peace of mind for parents knowing their children are safe.
Meet Our Director Edisa Residovic
Edisa obtained a Diploma in Early Childhood Education Diploma in 2014 and has an extensive background in the Montessori Curriculum. Edisa is a huge advocate for children’s right and well-being which gave her an opportunity to be an active member of the Mentoring for ECEs Research Project.
Edisa started working with Willowbrae Academy in 2017 as an Infant/Toddler Educator. As she moved roles as a Preschool Educator, her commitment to fostering a holistic educational experience only deepened. Edisa was recognized for her leadership skills, dedication, and natural passion, and was promoted to Floor Supervisor. This was a pivotal role in her career as she shaped the learning environment and was able to mentor Educators within her team.
A new opportunity came across her path and Edisa was promoted as Assistant Director. Alongside her colleagues, Edisa successfully helped open a new Academy. During here time there, she was able to approach her new role with a fresh perspective and a commitment to innovation.
Today, Edisa is proudly serving as the Director at the River District Location. Her mission is to create an environment where children not only learn but flourish – where their voices are heard, their rights are advocated, and their well-being is at forefront of every educational endeavour. She is eager to shape an educational environment that inspires curiosity, fosters creativity and lays the groundwork for a lifetime of learning opportunities.
Pre school Room
Infancy is a wondrous period of growth and exploration. Our infant programs focus on building meaningful relationships with our families, built on trust, care and attention. By recognizing and acknowledging the needs of each individual child, infants feel secure and safe in their environment and thus creates a strong foundation to support the rapidly developing social, emotional and physical needs of infants while they explore the world around them.
While the focus is still largely on their primary care, toddlers begin to take their first steps towards greater independence. We promote their development through play and natural exploration of their surroundings. We begin to lay the basis for positive social interaction and support their positive relationships with peers. We focus on using our words, being gentle with our friends, sharing, and turn taking.
Pre-school rooms are equipped with age and developmentally appropriate learning materials and activities reflect the interests of the group and are often child directed. We encourage and promote positive social interaction and develop the many tools necessary to ensure a positive transition to “big” school and a lifelong love of learning.