About us

Dunbar Memorial Preschool has been making play the cornerstone of children’s early learning for over 50 years.

Our School

Our excellent curriculum provides for learning opportunities through socialization, free play, group activities, arts and crafts, and more. Our facilities enable compelling, creative play-based learning in a safe, respectful, and inviting space.

Led by our talented team of teachers, the the parent involvement model is one that has fostered as sense of community among our families year after year, and long after the children have moved on to elementary school.

The Classroom

Our large classroom facilities are located in the lower level of the Dunbar Community Centre. This spacious, bright, and inspiring space invites children to explore a variety of activities in an open-concept environment. Our classroom houses a quiet reading corner, circle time mat, science table, puppet show stage, craft tables, train table, tricycles, dress-up station, playhouse, and many other toys and games. Our space also includes handwashing stations, shared cubbyholes, and an in-class kitchen for snack preparation.

Our Teachers

Teresa Pizarro

I’m originally from Mexico City; I studied my Bachelor Degree in Education and worked in a Kindergarten school for 3 years before immigrating to Canada, where I studied my ECE and have been working in the ECE field since 2006 in different daycare settings and junior kindergarten programs.

Play is the natural way children learn; creating an environment that allows them to explore, discover and play will help them to develop their social, language and cognitive skills.

I believe that listing to children’s comments and observing their choices and interests, are the clues to follow when planning activities and topics to make sure they are engaged and enjoying the learning that is taking place.

I enjoy interacting with children everyday and learning with them while having fun together doing art, crafts, outdoor play, music and dance, stories and games.

Emily
Teacher Assistant 

I am currently Studying for my ECE diploma at Vancouver Community College, and have completed my ECE Assistance at Vancouver Community College. I have worked with kids for many years; from babysitting, to volunteering, and teaching them how to ride bikes at Pedalheads.

Through my studies and working with kids, I believe play is very important concept to the children as it is the way through which the children learn and figure out who they are. It is also important that we allow the children to do as they wish and see where their curiosity leads them, and shapes them.

I love working with art supplies and creating arts and crafts; as well as the outdoors and exploring nature. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Dunbar Memorial Park

Dunbar Memorial Preschool has access to the adjoining field and playground/park areas. We try to be outdoors as much as possible, but when Vancouver weather doesn’t cooperate, the preschool has a space designed for physical recreation in the classroom

Our School Song

Dunbar, Dunbar
Where every kid’s a star!
We love our school
We think it’s cool
Hurray, hurray for Dunbar!”