2022-23 Preschool Calendar

Vancouver Start Smart Preschool operates on the same schedule as the public school system. We are closed for all statutory and public school holidays, as well as professional development days.

Vancouver Start Smart Preschool has special events and traditions which are important community building opportunities for preschool families. This calendar includes these dates to enable your planning /work schedules as needed.  Throughout the year we will update and remind you of these events through the monthly newsletter and by email.

Note:  All dates are tentative and subject to change.  Should changes be required, appropriate advance notice will be given.

September 6 First Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes– Gradual Entry in effect
September 7 First Day for Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes– Gradual Entry in effect
September  8,13,15 TTH –Gradual Entry continues
September 9 MWF –Gradual Entry
September 12 First Full Day for  Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes
September 20 First Full Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes
September 23 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
September 30 National Day of Truth & Reconciliation—No Preschool
October 10 Thanksgiving Day – No  Preschool
October 17, 18 Pumpkin Festival–Parent/Caregiver Participation may be required
October 21 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
October 27, 31 Halloween Parade–Parent Photo-op last half hour of class
November 11 Remembrance Day — No Preschool
November 25 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
December 8, 9 Christmas Celebration—Parents and Family invited
December 14, 15 Last Day of classes before Winter Vacation— PJ/Stuffie Day
December 16 Winter Vacation Starts: Christmas Break—No Preschool
January 3 Preschool Reopens
January 10 Registration Day for 2022-23—No Preschool
January 16 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
February 2,3 Chinese New Year
February 13,14 Valentine’s Day—Bring  Valentines to exchange.  Treat will be provided!
February 17 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
February 20 BC Family Day – No  Preschool
March 11-26 Spring Break
March 27 Preschool Reopens
April 7 – 10 Easter—No Preschool
April 24 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
May 22 Victoria Day – No  Preschool
May 23 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
June 8, 9 Year-End  Celebration—Parents and Family invited  
June 15, 16 Last day of Classes