Preschool Open House Jan 25th

Our preschool will be having our annual open house Saturday Jan 25th 10am-12:30pm. Please invite any friends who might have preschool age kids to come and see our wonderful preschool and put their names on the wait list for 2020/21. See you there!

Wildwood Evergreens 2019 Fundraiser

Gonzales Preschool families are now selling beautiful wreath’s and door swag.

Order yours today!


Island Evergreen Wreath 22″ outside diameter, $25 Elegant just as is in its natural beauty, this cedar,fir and pine wreath can also act as the perfect base for your wreath decorating dreams


Mixed Door Swag adorned with cones. Length 22″ $22 Adorned with cones, this long-lasting cedar, pine & fir swag will welcome everyone into your home with festively fragrant cheer.











Both Wreath and Swag are a combination of Cedar, Fir and Pine. All greens are locally picked from Vancouver Island and hand- crafted by Wildwood Evergreens.

Contact your Gonzales Preschool family by November 14th to place your order. Wreaths and swag will arrive November 23th.

All proceeds from this fundraiser help support our non-profit co-operative preschool program.




Oak Bay Tea Party Parade this Saturday!

This Saturday, June 1st, is the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade and once again Gonzales Preschool will be in it!  We’ll be meeting at Windsor Park between 9:30-10:00am.  Wear red, bring your decorated run bikes/scooters and helmets or hats and will also be handing out sidewalk chalk so feel free to bring baskets or wagons.

It’s going to be a blast!

Beach Day tomorrow!

Friday May 24th is our Family Beach Picnic!

This is always a special day, we will meet between 10:00 and 2:00 pm, look for beach direction details from Angela’s email. Please pack a lunch, blanket, beach toys/gear (prepare for your children to get wet and sandy), sun smart gear and don’t forget a warm layer too. The one structured event plan is a walk at 11:30am along the beach and then upon our return, we will hand out nut-free/dairy-free/gluten-free treats. Other than that, the schedule is relaxed as it’s a coming together of both classes.

Come when you can, leave when you need to!


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Parent Meeting May 9th 7pm: Café-Style-Reflections and Conversations

Reminder Gonzales Preschool is having their May 9th meeting at 7pm with a Cafe-Style with Reflections on Conversations about our year of parent education topics for 2018-2019. We’ve been very lucky to have diverse and engaging speakers come to our preschool and share their wealth of information on topics such as; children’s self-esteem, children and technology, world issues and how to talk with your kids about big issues, gender diversity, family, personal and education values. Our business portion of the meeting will begin at 8pm.

Gonzales Preschool 2019 Earth Day Celebration Beach Clean-up and Teddy Bear’s Picnic

If you go down to Willow’s Beach today you’re in for a big surprise, if you go down to Willow’s Beach today, you won’t believe your eyes…”

The Gonzales Preschool community celebrated Earth Day with garbage collecting ended our afternoon together our fun Teddy Bear’s Picnic! We gathered in the sunshine at Willow’s Park, there was lots of fun for the children, their fuzzy friends and their grown-ups: Earth Day crafts, delicious snacks & refreshments. As well, Angela lead a story-walk!

Thursday Parent Meeting April 11th: Colleen Adrian- Nurturing Self-Esteem and Confidence, Quieting the Inner Critic

Gonzales Preschool is excited to have Colleen Adrian present at our Parent Education evening this Thursday April 11th at 7pm. Business meeting to follow at 8:30pm.

We all want our children to have healthy self-esteem. And it can be heart-breaking to see your once-sparkly-eyed child begin to show signs that her confidence is faltering when they:

  • self-criticizes (e.g., “I’m terrible at skating”, “I’m stupid”),
  • becomes easily discouraged,
  • feels defeated before even trying (“I’ll never be able to do that”),
  • is reluctant to try new activities, or
  • easily becomes anxious.

This presentation focuses on regular parenting practices that you can use to nurture self-esteem and self-confidence in your child, and calm the Inner Critic.

Colleen Adrian, author, educator and retired nurse has spent many years exploring health, and researching and writing about connected parenting. She draws on her observations, and current research in neuroscience, psychology, spirituality and the 8 shields model to create fresh new perspectives. She shares her understandings in her blogs, at speaking events, and in her book, Freeing Your Child from Self-Criticism and Perfectionism.