St. Matthews Day Care Society

Our Programs

At St. Matthews Day Care Society, we provide a variety of programs for children aged 4 months to 12 years. 


These programs include:


Our programs provide children with exposure to:



We have a full-time chef who prepares the food for our meal program.  This consists of:


Licensed Capacity

We are licensed for over 100 children in the following programs.



Number of Children

Nursery – 4 months to 36 months


Blue Room - 3 & 4 year olds


Yellow Room – 4 & 5 year olds (Pre Kindergarden)


Kindercare / Clubhouse - 6 to 12 year olds (Kindergarten - Grade 7)


Pre-School - 3 & 4 year olds (2 hour program)



We are not a religious organization or have ties to any religious organization.


Our Staff

We employ over 15 permanent staff and up to 5 casual staff throughout the year.  During the summer months, we also hire additional 4 – 5 students to help make our summer programs a success.


Our staff includes Early Childhood Educators and Assistants, Responsible Adults, a Chef and an Accountant.  All staff hold valid first aid certificate and food safe certificates. 


Our director has been employed with the Centre since 1980 and has over 35 years working in Childcare.  We have low turnover with our staff, with the average tenure being 11 years.


Spoken Languages

While our programs are delivered in English, our staff speak a number of other languages including; English, Adhola, Cantonese, Chinese, Guajarati, Kiswahili, Mandarin, Hindi, and Urdu to name a few.


Our Families

The families, who use our services, are comprised of many:





First licence issued


Location:  United Church on Lakeview Avenue

Capacity expanded to 40 children aged 3 – 6 years


Capacity expanded to include 12 school aged children (7 – 12 years)

Total capacity = 52 children


Incorporated under the Society Act as a non profit society


Relocated to Glenwood Elementary School

Capacity expanded

Total capacity = 84 children aged 4 months to 12 years


Glenwood space reclaimed by School District

Relocated to Edmonds Neighbourhood Resource Centre

Capacity expanded

Total capacity = 101 children aged 4 months to 12 years


Registered as a Charitable Organization




Unlicensed childminding services provided to Burnaby School District for parents taking English classes (ELSA)


Charity Registration # 10803 1592 RR 0001

Society # 14,796