Preschool - School Year Program Information & Applications  



Update, April 7, 2021:  Preschool & Puddle Jumpers Registration 2022/2023


Online registration for the 2022/2023 Preschool & Puddle Jumpers programs will open on April 19, 2022 at 7:00am PST. Families can apply for the program by submitting the Preschool and/or Puddle Jumpers 2022/2023 registration packages to [email protected] upon registration opening. Applications must be received by May 3, 2022 to be processed in priorty order.

  1. Current participants 
  2. Siblings of current participants
  3. New Registrants

The Preschool and Puddlejumper 2022/2023 registration packages will be uploaded here by April 8, 2022 for families to fill out in advance of the registration date.

Preschool Registration 2021/2022


Looking to register your child in a preschool program to finish of the year? We still have spaces in our preschool programs! Application packages for our 2021/2022 Preschool programs are available for families to download and fill out. Completed application packages can be submitted via email to [email protected]

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.

Licensed Preschool Programs 


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 -Jun  Mon/Wed     9:00am- 12:00pm 

Tuesday/Thursday Classes 
Sep-Jun, Tue/Thu     9:00am-12:00pm   

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-Jun, 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-Jun, Mon/Wed/Fri 12:30pm- 3:00pm  

2022-2023 Esquimalt Preschool Application

Puddle Jumpers Nature Preschool


This program focuses on learning through outdoor play with teachers acting as facilitators to support and build on children’s interests. This program provides opportunities for children to share ideas, build new friendships and grow into amazing little people! Daily activities include exploring, songs, stories and so much more!

Fees are calculated at $16 a class for 10 months. Monthly fees will vary.  Ongoing registration while space permits.  

Location Drop Off: Saxe Point Park
Location Pick Up: Saxe Point Park
Sep-Jun Tue/Thu  9:15am-11:45am  

Please note:

  •  Puddle Jumpers is NOT a licensed program, therefore it is not eligible for the Affordable Child Care Benefit (Subsidy).

  • Since Puddle Jumpers is NOT licensed please use the application package linked below. This is a different application package from the Licensed Preschool Programs.  If you are looking register in Puddle Jumpers and a License  Preschool Camp, two different application packages are required.

  • For 2021-2022, drop-off and pick-up with be done at Saxe Point Park.

2022-2023 Puddle Jumpers Application