Welcome to VICPA
What is VICPA?
VICPA provides learning resources and community building to families & educators of young children.
We support parent-participation preschools on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and are experts in family engagement in early years settings.
VICPA began as family ‘play groups’ in 1949 and have continued to nurture healthy ‘thinking, doing and feeling’ by building community and engaging caregivers and teachers in education, teamwork, and fun!
We are an advocate for high-quality early childhood education for children and our preschools exceed provincial government licensing and safety standards.
The Vancouver Island Cooperative Preschool Association is an umbrella organization for preschools owned and operated by members on a non-profit basis. VICPA supports the parent membership with management skills training and manuals, the Early Childhood Educators with orientation and in-service training, and promotes parent education and parent participation in the classroom.
New for September 2023
- the Child Care Fee Reduction will be expanded to include children enrolled in licensed preschools