Camosun recognizes that quality on campus child care enhances student access to education and provides multiple licensed child care programs for children from infancy through elementary school age. The number of spaces is limited and waitlists can be long, so you should apply before you arrive at Camosun College.
Learning through play
Camosun College Child Care Services embraces a learn-through-play philosophy that is influenced by the BC Early Learning Framework. We believe that children, in their early years, learn best through their play experiences, are competent learners, and are full of unlimited potential. In play, children are able to interact with, explore, and make sense of the world around them. Each Centre’s programming approach considers the individual’s and group’s needs.
Most of children's early learning takes place through play. It is vital to their daily lives and promotes their healthy, holistic development. The play environment in each child care centre is always interesting, developmentally appropriate, and allows children to have opportunities to engage in solitary, parallel, and, eventually, cooperative play.
Each Centre's care approach supports the needs of the individual child in early learning by providing the group with rich experiences in the areas of well-being and belonging, exploration and creativity, language and literacies and social responsibility and diversity.
Who we serve
While our primary mandate is to provide child care for the children of Camosun students, we also offer spaces to the children of Camosun faculty/staff and other community members.
In an effort to support community partnerships, our Child Care Centres also provide educational opportunities for Camosun students from relevant programs.
Child care services are available on both the Lansdowne and Interurban campuses. We run programs for:
Our child care centers are popular places and we strongly recommend that you put your child on the waitlist as soon as you know you need care.