How to Register

There are a number of steps in our registration process. The first three steps can be completed now, and the following steps will need to be completed once your child has been accepted and placed in a class / program.

  • Create an account on the Parent Portal
  • Add your child(ren) to your account
  • Click "Apply for A Program"* for the child you wish to register in a program

* Note: Application dates vary depending on the program (see details listed below).

Immediately after you apply for a class, your application will appear on your child's dashboard on the Parent Portal under "View Waitlisted Application." All applications are initially placed on a waitlist, until the applications have been processed by our Administration office. Once your application is processed, you can expect:

  • An initial email indicating whether a space is available, or whether your child will remain on the waitlist
  • If/when a space is available, you will receive a notice of placement and information about how to submit the required registration fee and payment form to confirm the placement. At this time, you will be asked to complete additional online student information that is required to attend our programs

Click to expand the steps.

Create a family account on the Parent Portal so you can apply for classes, view waitlists, get important class updates, communicate with teachers, view account statements, and much more. To create a new account, click here.

Once you are logged in to the Parent Portal, you will need to add information for each child who will be attending Wind & Tide. To add a new child, click "Add New Child."

Once your child has been added to the Parent Portal, you can view current and upcoming classes, as well as request placement in one or more Preschool classes/sections; our Childcare centres, or any of our Development Programs. To apply for a class, from your Parent Portal dashboard, click "Apply for A Program" for the child you wish to register.

Here are some important things to remember when applying for classes:

  • You can apply for a class that is currently running at any time (including any Childcare programs). Spaces are offered subject to availability. If there is no space available, you will be placed on the class waitlist.
  • Future preschool classes are added in mid-October of each year, with Development Programs being added in the early spring of each year.

    Class application dates are as follows:
      • October 28
        Vancouver, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge Preschool
      • October 29
        Ladner and Tsawwassen Preschool
      • October 30
        Aldergrove, Abbotsford and Chilliwack Preschool
      • November 1
        Surrey, South Surrey and White Rock Preschool
      • November 2
        Langley Preschool
      • May 1
        Development Programs for school-age students
      • Year Round
        Childcare and School Age Care programs

In the first two weeks of November, all students who have applied for programs for the following school year will either be placed in a class or added to a class waitlist. You will be informed by email of your child's placement or waitlist status by mid-November (or within five business days at other times). The class placement email will contain all the details regarding payment requirements necessary to complete your child's registration.

When you have received the class placement notice, you can confirm placement by submitting the Registration fee and payment form. A Registration fee is only required once your child has been officially offered a position in a class (does not apply to waitlists). If the applicable Registration fee and payment form are not submitted by the deadline outlined in the placement email, it will be assumed that you are no longer interested in the class, and your child will be removed from the class.

On your payment form, you can expect the following:

  • Details regarding the tuition deposit for the class. Pay close attention to the payment policy details of the deposit.
  • A request to submit your chosen tuition payment method: Pre-Authorized monthly payments by credit card or through your bank account; annual tuition in a single payment; bi-annual tuition instalments; or instalment payments per term (Development Programs only). Note that available options depend on the specific program.

After you have submitted the payment form, you will receive a registration confirmation email in addition to information about what will be expected in the months ahead, or before your child begins attending our program/class.