Frequently Asked Questions

Before you send us a message, see if we’ve got you covered below!


Adventure Daycare programs offer care for ages 30 months to school age (Kindergarten), with not more than 2 children younger than 36 months old in a single group, and we are licensed for a group max. 20 children by Island Health.

The Unlicensed After school program is for children ages 5 to 9.

The new Cumberland location accepts ages 6 months to 12 years. 

For more detailed information regarding staff qualifications, child-to-staff ratio, and other essential details, please visit our Child Care Information page.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

We provide full-day care for  preschoolers. We also provide unlicensed after-school care for children who are enrolled in Kindergarten through 9 years of age.

Yes, for our unlicensed After School Program only.

 Lunches and snacks are made with love and provided from home.

Please keep these things into consideration: 

  • No candy, chips or fast food will be allowed. 
  • To minimize ecological impact, please recycle food packaging at home.
    • We suggest having things peeled, cut or started as our staff are busy helping other children as well and your child doesn’t fall behind with their lunch.
    • To be more Earth friendly please bring lunches in reusable containers, bento boxes, beeswax wraps – no plastic please. 
  • Please bring a water bottle – no juice or sugary drinks. Smoothies and milk are ok. 

**Courtenay location is a nut-free facility and Cumberland location is an egg-free facility.

Registering your Child (ren)

Adventure Daycare participates in the Fee Reduction Program and Affordable Child Care Benefit.

See our Fees page for more information.

When the registration period is open, we have a registration waiting list.

The registration process will require the following:

  • Contact information
  • Health and Immunization form
  • Immunization Record for all children being enrolled
  • Authorization for Emergency Medical Care.

If your child requires medication, you will also need the Authorization for Dispensing Medication form.

Your Child's Comfort

Yes, your child can bring his/her favorite blanket to school, however their favorite toy should be left at home to prevent damage or loss of the item.

We offer “show and tell” events where children can share items with their classmates.

Yes! All children have their own cubby for their items located in each of the classrooms.

To ensure the children stay healthy, we require that children not attend school until they are fever-free for 24-hours – this helps keep your child and their classmates healthy.

Equipping your child with the right gear ensures their comfort and safety during outdoor activities.

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Weather-appropriate clothing, including layers, hats, gloves, and sturdy footwear, to stay comfortable in varying conditions.
  • Sunscreen
  • A refillable water bottle
  • A lightweight backpack to carry essentials like water and personal belongings
  • Child-safe insect repellent

Safety and Security

Our #1 priority is the safety of children in our care including monthly fire, earthquake and playground emergency drills.

When severe weather can become a safety concern for the children and staff, Adventure Daycare will mostly base their decision made by School District 71 on whether to remain open or closed.

Do check the radio stations or SD71 website.

The Program Manager will send out an email notifying all the parents what decision we have made.

We are committed to your child’s safety during outdoor activities.

Here’s how we achieve it:

  • We maintain a low child-to-staff ratio to ensure close supervision.
  • Our staff undergo extensive training in outdoor safety and emergency response.
  • Before each outdoor activity, we conduct thorough risk assessments to identify and mitigate potential hazards.
  • All outdoor equipment is regularly inspected and maintained to ensure it meets safety standards.
  • Additionally, we have well-defined emergency procedures in place to handle any unforeseen situations effectively.

We understand the importance of keeping parents informed and involved during outdoor adventures.

Before the trip, we provide detailed information to parents, including the location, itinerary, and planned activities.

Parents complete permission forms with emergency contact details, ensuring we have necessary information.


Yes! We are committed to making quality child care accessible to everyone. 

We accept most major credit cards, cheques, and e-transfers for payments.