Gonzales Preschool falls under the umbrella organization VICPA.  VICPA or the Vancouver Island Cooperative Preschool Association supports 15 cooperative/parent participation preschools on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and has been in existence since 1949.

VICPA has been an advocate for high quality early childhood education for children and the professional standards for adults who work with them. Among many things, they provide support for our Early Childhood Educators and insurance for our preschools.

VICPA and government licensing require each volunteer duty parent entering a cooperative preschool to have 20 hours orientation time prior to doing a duty day. These hours are accrued by the following breakdown: Observation Day (3 hrs), June General Meeting (2 hrs), Philosophy Evening (2hrs), September Orientation (3 hrs) and 10 hours throughout the year with Parent Education meeting nights.

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