2021-22 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 7 First Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes– Gradual Entry in effect
September 8 First Day for Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes– Gradual Entry in effect
September  9, 14, 16 TTH –Gradual Entry continues
September 10 MWF –Gradual Entry
September 13 First Full Day for  Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes
September 21 First Full Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes
September 24 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
October 11 Thanksgiving Day – No  Preschool
October 18, 19 Pumpkin Festival–Parent/Caregiver Participation may be required
October 22 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
October 28, 29 Halloween Parade–Parent Photo-op last half hour of class
November 11 Remembrance Day — No Preschool
November 26 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
December 9, 10 Christmas Celebration/Community Potluck—Parents and Family invited
December 15, 16 Last Day of classes before Winter Vacation— PJ/Stuffie Day
December 17 Winter Vacation Starts: Christmas Break—No Preschool
January 4 Preschool Reopens
January 11 Registration Day for 2022-23—No Preschool
January 17 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
February 1,2 Chinese New Year
February 14,15 Valentine’s Day—Bring  Valentines to exchange.  Treat will be provided!
February 18 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
February 21 BC Family Day – No  Preschool
March 12-27 Spring Break
March 28 Preschool Reopens
April 15 – 18 Easter—No Preschool
April 25 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
May 23 Victoria Day – No  Preschool
June 9, 10 Year-End  Celebration—Parents and Family invited  
June 16, 17 Last day of Classes