Early Years Services

We help families connect with Early Years Resources, Supports and Programs in the Sooke and West Shore Communities. These include:

Early Years Services Overview

Sooke Family Resource Society has a variety of Early Years programs for families with young children from birth to age 6.

Our wide range of programs and supports ensure that your children get the best possible start in life.

Early Years Drop-In Groups

Parent and Tot Drop-In

This is an opportunity to play and learn with your child.  Enjoy art, stories, activities and circle time.  Meet other parents and children in your community.

Ages: 0–6 years

In Sooke: Monday 9:30am-11:00am

In West Shore (Wale Road): Friday 9:30am-11:00am

Parent Discussion Group

A facilitated group with scheduled parenting topics and child-parent activities.  Children join early learning activities with qualified early years staff during most discussion times.

Ages: 0-6 years

In Sooke: Wednesday 9:30am-11:00am

In West Shore (Wale Road): Tuesday 9:30am-11:00am

Playgroup for Child Care Providers

This is a great way for your childcare children to socialize and participate in activities while you receive support and ideas from the CCRR Consultant.  Enjoy art and activities, crafts and circle time.

Ages: Birth – 6 years

For more information about the CCRR Playgroup, please contact the Sooke CCRR office at: 250-642-5152 ext. 239

Early Learning Programs

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

Come have fun learning songs, rhymes and stories with your child to promote attachment, increase attention span and support early literacy development.

Ages: 0–18 months olds & 18 months–3 years old

Head Start Music Program

Join our fun music based activities – singing, moving, listening and instrument playing to help your child learn.

This program is provided by the Victoria Conservatory of Music and supported by School District 62.

Ages: 2-3 year olds & 4-5 year olds

Kingfisher Preschool

Our Kingfisher Preschool program has been caring for children since 1987 and is licensed by the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

Children between the ages of 3-5 can attend two or three day a week preschool classes for 16 children.

We are wheelchair accessible and welcome all children, valuing the individual needs of each child and integrating diverse care into our program.

Our Philosophy & Goals

At Kingfisher, we believe that children learn best in a safe, secure environment with age appropriate challenges to their physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development.

Our aim is to nurture your child’s natural creativity and curiosity through play. We encourage the development of a positive self-image and high self-esteem with open ended activities where exploration, discovery, and repetition can happen at the child’s own pace.

“I like the down-to-earth friendly environment, the warm nurturing nature of the instructors, their approach-ability and patience, and genuine interest in the children.” – Kingfisher Parent

With your child we encourage

  • A love of learning
  • Independence
  • Self-discipline
  • Flexibility & resiliency
  • Originality
  • Curiousity
  • A willingness to take risks
  • The ability to make good choices and decisions
  • The ability to solve problems themselves and with others
  • The ability to play safely
  • The ability to show care and consideration for others

More information & Registration

If you would like to visit our preschool or would like registration information, feel free to contact our reception at 250-642-5152.

Our classes run September – June.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Morning OR Tuesday/Thursday  Morning Classes:

9:00am to 11:30am

Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon Classes:

12:30pm to 3:00pm