About Us

Our programs are reflective of, and responsive to, the values and cultural beliefs of families within the local community and broader society. VICPA and all VICPA preschools and programs operate on a not-for-profit basis.

VICPA is governed by a board of directors including Early Childhood Educators, preschool family members, and professionals interested in supporting families and teachers. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our Executive Board.

Our Executive Director, Tori Escallier, is inspired by the loving and joyful play of children. The mom of two young children, she found her passion for family engagement in early childhood education settings as a member of a VICPA cooperative preschool – volunteering in the classroom and on the board of directors.

Tori has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from UVIC and 15 years of experience supporting young children and their families in community and school settings. She believes in prevention strategies and building strong community ties for good quality of life and happy kids, families, and teachers.