Nurturing families since 1971
We believe children learn best through play, which encourages children to be creative,curious and builds independence. Our play-based program is designed to offer children the freedom to explore through open-ended activities as well as a structured routine, creating a safe and secure environment in which to learn. Located in Falaise Park near Rupert St and 16th Ave in East Vancouver, we offer morning programs for both 3 year olds & 4 year olds in a warm and inviting facility with our own private garden next to a playground and park. As a Parent Participation Preschool, parents have the unique opportunity to contribute directly to their children’s experience at school, and take advantage of the Parent Education that is offered. Coming for a class observation is highly recommended for any new family prior to registration.
Brooke Bennett publishes an article about Happy Corner Preschool in the January 2018 Renfrew-Collingwood Community News
We still have space in both our Teddy Bear (3 yr old) and Caterpillar (4 yr old) classes for 2017-18. Contact us for more information
Come join us at our annual Happy Corner Parent Participation Preschool open house and registration on February 24, 2018 at 11am. Bring your little one(s) for a fun play date to explore the preschool, meet the teachers and answer any questions you may have. If you have...
January 9th, 2018 @ 7pm – Margaret MacDonald, Helping Children Understand Sustainability, Ownership and Use of Resources
Coming up next in our speaker series we have Margret MacDonald with a talk on helping your children understand sustainability and use of resources. Margaret is an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University whose research interests include Intergenerational...
November 14th @ 7pm – Mariana Brussoni, Popping The Bubble Wrap: Are Children Too Safe For Their Own Good?
Tuesday November 14th, 2017 7-8:30pm - Mariana Brussoni, Popping The Bubble Wrap: Are Children Too Safe For Their Own Good? Coming up next in our speaker series we have Dr. Mariana Brussoni with a great talk on risky play. Mariana is an Associate Professor at the...
We're SO excited to announce the finalized lineup of speakers in our ongoing parent education series for the 2017/2018 year! Keep checking back here for more info on each talk and info on how to secure your tickets. Hope to see you...
Tuesday October 10th, 2017 7-8pm - Jacqueline Way, Happy Child: Happy Life We're happy to announce the next instalment in our speaker series, Jacqueline Way of 365Give. Jacqueline Way has dedicated herself to social good projects both personally and professionally for...
Tuesday September 12th, 2017 7-8:30pm - Deborah MacNamara, Understanding Young Children Happy Corner is pleased to announce the next instalment in our Parent Education Series, kicking off our 2017/2018 school year with Deborah MacNamara! Deborah is a dynamic teacher...
The second Tuesday of the month
Every year we host a Parent Education Speaker series, where you can hear professionals from a variety of backgrounds talk about child development and related topics. These are free for parents of children enrolled at HCP, but are also open to the public. Check back to see our speakers for our Fall/Winter 2017-18 Parent Education Speaker series.
3434 Falaise Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 4C1
Parent Participation is more than just dropping your kid off for a few hours. You are joining a community of parents. We have playdates, we trade duty days, we pick up and drop off each other’s kids, we make meals for the family with the new baby, we run and take care of the school, we go to meetings, we fundraise, we have fun…I will have these people in my life a long time and our kids will always have this bond.
– Laura M.
Banner photos and more courtesy of Amber Hughes Photography.