Welcome to Huckleberry Childcare

Caring - Creative - Outdoor - Play-based Learning

Huckleberry Childcare has been offering affordable, creative, innovative and quality child care to children and families in Gibsons, B.C. and the Sunshine Coast since 2013.  Our team welcomes and celebrates diversity. We spend time outside together each and every day. Outdoor learning is associated with positive learning outcomes, including improved academic achievement, increased focus, lower stress and anxiety, positive health outcomes and improved physical fitness.

We are currently booked until at least Fall 2023. If you are interested, please feel free to join the wait list.

Welcome to Huckleberry Childcare

Caring - Creative - Outdoor - Play-based Learning

Huckleberry Childcare has been offering affordable, creative, innovative and quality child care to children and families in Gibsons, B.C. and the Sunshine Coast since 2013.  Our team welcomes and celebrates diversity. We spend time outside together each and every day. Outdoor learning is associated with positive learning outcomes, including improved academic achievement, increased focus, lower stress and anxiety, positive health outcomes and improved physical fitness.

We are currently booked until at least Fall 2023. If you are interested, please feel free to join the wait list.

About Huckleberry

First established in 2013, we are located at 464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons, in the Arts Building beside the Public Library. You can access our child care services from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Thursday , September to June. Huckleberry Childcare provides families in the area with a loving, playful and bright childcare atmosphere. We are also the umbrella organization for the Arts Building, offering creative workshops and special events to the greater community on weekends. Huckleberry Childcare is located in the picturesque heart of Gibsons, with a view of the sea. Children play in the specially designed “Art & Play Garden” which features a natural playscape. Our facility is licensed for Group care for children aged 30 months and older

A Day In the Life

(Children who haven’t fallen asleep get up 1:30 – 1:45 PM)

Enrollment

We are currently booked until at least Fall 2023. If you are interested, please feel free to join the wait list.


Huckleberry Childcare operates 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Thursday , September to June. 

$10/day Affordable Childcare Center and Affordable Childcare Benefit Subsidies for eligible families.

Philosophy of Care

Huckleberry Childcare offers creative, innovative and quality childcare to all children and families. We welcome and celebrate diversity. ​

Our Environment, Our People, Our Approach

  • CREATES a safe, secure, joyful and nurturing space for children
  • RESPECTS the diversity and uniqueness within each child and family supports children achieving to their fullest potential in our holistic program
  • BELIEVES that play is the child’s best way to learn; we emphasize the creative process and social-personal discovery of imaginative play
  • INSPIRES children to value and care for our natural surroundings, by highlighting outdoor activities and encouraging observation of the environment 
  • PARTNERS with families through ongoing communication, documentation of classes, invitation for participation, sharing of resources, and hosting school-based family events
  • REPRESENTS children and families in the greater community
  • Children learn from adults and other children, they learn by playing and actively being, and through repetition. Each child learns at his or her own rate and in his or her own way; Huckleberry will guide each child in personal achievement and in documenting the learning process. 
  • Outdoor learning is associated with positive learning outcomes, including improved academic achievement, increased focus, lower stress and anxiety, positive health outcomes and improved physical fitness. We spend time outside each and every day.
  • Art is a powerful form of communication and an early literacy tool. Huckleberry encourages children to tell their own stories and record important parts of their day via artistic expression