Preschool Teacher - Paula Bruce - ECE - Serving the Cowichan Valley for 26 years
Registrations being accepted for the new Lake Cowichan location!
Look for the round window and the old mill roof.

Covid-19 Policies
Download Covid-19 Policies.pdf

  • Parents or children showing signs of influenza, fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat,
    diarrhea or vomiting MUST NOT attend the preschool. This will be strictly enforced.
  • If a child develops symptoms mentioned above during the day, parents will be
    contacted for immediate pickup. The child will be made comfortable in a safe area
    while they wait for parents.
  • If staff develop symptoms during the day all parents will be called to pickup their
  • Children and staff will wash their hands immediately upon arrival and throughout the
    day as necessary. Hand sanitizer will be available at the door.
  • Staff will be requesting updates as to the childrens health upon arrival.
  • A maximum of 3 parents will be allowed in the preschool during pickup and drop off. Please wait outside the door until a space is available and maintain social distancing.
  • Staff will sign children in and out to avoid multiple people using the same pens.
  • All toys and equipment that cannot be easily cleaned have been removed from the
  • Do not bring any toys from home.
  • Surfaces and toys will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.
  • Adequate spacing between children during play, snack, circle time and group activities
    will be encouraged.
  • High touch areas, furniture and tables will be cleaned and sanitized after each class.

Explorative play, Science Experiments, Art, Music, Gardening, Pre-writing / Writing & Pre-math / Math activities

One Step Ahead Preschool is a nature inspired learning center dedicated to providing your child with the skills for present and future learning by offering explorative play with structured teaching time. Your child grows in a stimulating and fun environment.
Fall 2021 Class Schedule

Morning Preschool Classes
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
4 hours (9:00 - 1:00)
Tuesday / Thursday
3 hours (9:00 - 12:00)

Afternoon Preschool Classes
Tuesday / Thursday
2 hours (12:30 - 2:30)

Summer Program
Dates, hours, and rates change. Contact Paula for information.

Phone or email for appointment to enroll your child.
Phone: 250 710 4939

"Paula continues to set the bar for preparing our children's education."

"One Step Ahead Preschool has exceeded our expectations. Thank you so very much!"

"We are so happy with the results of One Step Ahead Preschool... I wish we knew Paula for our oldest."

"Our daughter loves her school, her classmates, Miss Paula, and sharing with us what she has learnt each day."

One Step Ahead Preschool
7755 Sunset Drive
Lake Cowichan, BC v0r2g0

Phone: 250 710 4939

At the end of the school year in June each student will receive a graduation diploma and class photo!
One Step Ahead Preschool serving Duncan and the Cowichan Valley.