Esquimalt Parks & Recreation provides recreational art, cooking, dance, general interest, music, and sport programs for ages Birth-12yrs. Some great programs may be cancelled without adequate registration. Minimum registration must be met 3 days prior to the start of the program, please register early.  Quick links:

Program Updates   

  • Applications for registration for the 2019-2020 school year for Preschool programs will be available April 9, 2019 and open to all members of the public on April 17th, 2019.
  • Applications for registration for the 2019-2020 school year for Out of School Care programs will be accepted as of April 9, 2019 to the Front Desk at Reception and must be received by April 17th, 2019 to be processed in priority order:
  1. Current participants applying for exactly what they are currently registered in as of April '19
  2. Current Before Care participants wanting After Care
  3. Siblings of current participants entering OSC
  4. 2018/2019 Preschool Participants
  5. New registrants

*After April 17, 2019 we will continue accepting applications for the waitlist


Preschool - School Year Program Information 

General Programs Information:

  • Application Forms must be completed in full before registration is completed. 
  • Once a space is confirmed for your child(ren), a $30.00/family registration processing fee applies.
  • Monthly payment plan available

NEW! Puddle Jumpers!

Introducing Puddle Jumpers! (formerly, Creative Play Preschool). This program will focus on learning through play indoors and by exploring the outdoors.  Children work together, share ideas, develop fine and gross motor skills while building new friendships and social skills - indoors & out!  Monthly fees will vary.  Ongoing registration while space permits.  
Location Drop Off: Saxe Point Park
Location Pick Up: Esquimalt Recreation Centre 
Sep 10-Jun 12 Tue/Thu  9:15am-11:45am  

Fantastique Fridays

Extend your week with this terrific Friday class.  Your child will be introduced to the French language through songs, stories and rhymes.  Our ECE Instructors will chose monthly themes inspired by the interests of the group and may include, cooking, seasons, space, friendships and more .  Each class will include free play, art activities and circle time with a focus on fun and beginner French.  Ongoing registration while space permits.  Register online and pay for the entire year, or call Esquimalt Recreation to set up payment plan.
Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Sep 13-Jun 12   Fri 9:00am-12:00pm  

Kinderstart Preschool 

This program will focus on Kindergarten preparation. Children will learn through play, while developing fine & gross motor skills in addition to social skills. This program is designed for children entering kindergarten the following year. Children must be 4 years of age by Dec 31.
Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Sep 9-Jun 13   Mon/Fri 12:30pm- 3:00pm  

Esquimalt Preschool (3-5yrs)  

Allow your child to explore their creativity through an array of exciting activities including free play, arts & crafts, singing & dancing, story time, and so much more. Our ECE certified staff provide a fun and safe environment for your little one to grow and develop their cognitive, physical, and social skills at their own pace. Join us in the mornings or afternoons, where having fun is rule number one!
Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Monday/Wednesday Classes 
Sep 9-Jun 10   Mon/Wed       9:00am- 12:00pm            
Tuesday/Thursday Classes 
Sep 10-Jun 11   Tue/Thu 9:00am-12:00pm  



For details on our childminding (while you workout), click here.