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Cranberry Eco Preschool

Welcome to Cranberry Eco Preschool

We provide an engaging outdoor curriculum that encourages children’s learning through curiosity and exploration of their natural surroundings.

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Our employees have specialized training in:

🍎Early childhood education

🍎Special needs

🍎Outdoor-based learning

🍎Positive behaviour support

🌿We use the Reggio Emilia approach of self-directed and experiential learning.

🌿Our Program is outdoor-based, and we operate with an environmental lens.

🌿We use natural materials, teach children about gardening and composting, and strive to be a zero-waste program.

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We are an outdoor-based preschool program for children aged 33 months to 5 years.

Our teaching emphasizes

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Self-directed and experiential learning

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Relationships between children and the natural world

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Finding different ways and opportunities for children to express themselves

Our experiential classes are available on the following schedule:

2 mornings per week

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - 12 pm

2 afternoons per week

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm to 3:30 pm

3 mornings per week

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

from 9 am - 12 pm

5 mornings per week

Monday through Friday from 9 am - 12 pm

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Meet Our Passionate Teachers

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Daniela D’Onofrio

Daniela completed her Early Childhood Education at Vancouver Island University and has been enjoying her work in the field for 20 years. During her time with inclusion Powell River, Daniela has worked in both the preschool program and the Supported Child Development program.

In 2021, Daniela was awarded the British Columbia Regional Award of Excellence in Childcare for the Vancouver Coastal Region.

Daniela promotes children’s learning, creativity, and development through a nature-based curriculum in an environment that values each child and supports their interests.

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Wendy Featherling

Wendy has been an Early Childhood Educator for 34 years. She holds a diploma in Education in Infant Development and Supported Childcare.

In 2011, Wendy was presented with the Prime Ministers Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement.

Wendy joined Cranberry Eco Preschool in 2018, offering an opportunity to combine her love of nature with an emergent child development curriculum in a beautiful forest setting.

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Additional Support

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Cranberry Eco Preschool is located at inclusion powell river’s Cranberry Child Development Centre.

Our full suite of child development services include:

  • Infant Development Program
  • Supported Child Development Program
  • Early Intervention Physiotherapy
  • Early Intervention Occupational Therapy
  • FASD/CDBC Services
  • CYSN Services
  • Youth Outreach Program

Cranberry Eco Preschool

6831 Artaban Street

Powell River, BC

V8A 3R2