Are you looking for childcare for school-age students?
WOLO will be offering Before & After School Care starting September 2019 for school-age children at Charles Dickens Elementary School.
We love working with children and families!
We have very limited spaces available for September 2019-2020 and are currently making offers to students on waitlist.
We are accepting students on the waitlist for 2020-2021 and if you need care for September 2019, please email us to inquire.
For more information on the program and fees, please request a welcome package only by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For space availability, please only inquire by email.
Wonder Of Learning Organization
1346 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
“WOLO” also known as Wonder Of Learning Organization is a School of Arts & Child Care Centre located near Knight and Kingsway in Vancouver, BC. Our School of Arts offers the exclusive Happy Keys Piano group piano program, preschool-age enrichment classes, a dance program and language programs for ages 2 & up! Our child care center preschool-prep and kindergarten prep with flexible hours to match your needs!
Give WOLO piano lessons a try...
before you decide to go onto private lessons or one of our group piano lessons!
Our Happy Keys Piano Program is tailored specifically for all ages in a fun and engaging experience!
We also specialize in preschool piano lessons, group piano lessons and beginner's piano lessons!
Our programs all lead to Royal Conservatory Music Exams. A great time to try out for piano lessons before you commit for lifelong learning!
Our popular 4 lessons for $99 is back for the summer!
The best thing is it is drop-in which means you get to choose the times and dates that work conveniently for you. This pass is conveniently called the "Summer Flex Pass" which you can purchase online here.
This also allows you to try out different teachers and make the right choice for your child! Don't miss out for our 2019-2020 school year!
Want to give us a try? Register now!
Email us at email@example.com or call us at 604-829-1346 to get started!
Location: 1346 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
You've probably heard of us somewhere...
Perhaps you drove by our storefront.
Or, you've heard us on Facebook. Or, through word of mouth!
But you might be just wondering...what is WOLO? Don't you just offer childcare?
Yes, we do happily! But, we also offer summer camps for school-age kids and preschoolers!
While we might be new into the summer camp scene (since 2018), we are happy to be offering our second year of camps!
Now, let's get down to the nitty gritty. Why should you send your child to WOLO summer camps when there are so many camps in Vancouver?
By no means do we claim we are better, we just want to share with you why you should try us out!
#1 WOLO CLASS SIZES ARE SMALL FOR CAMPS: Our camps can take a maximum of 16 kids this summer! We highly focus on encouraging kids to participate, being a part of the community and building strong friendships! There are more opportunities for the teachers and children to share their interests and build on the connections. We have a lot of AMAZING fun and the kids get to build amazing new friendships!
#2 ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES ARE INTEREST-BASED: Our camps involve our camper's input! What does this mean? This means on the first day of the camp, we talk to the children about their interest and if there is anything they wish to do at camp in relation to the theme of the week. This allows children to be actively engaged in what they want to experience at WOLO! For example, if they love sports, we will do more sports. If they love art, we will cater our camps to do more art. If they want to make cupcakes in stead of muffins, then that's not a problem! While we have an outline each hour and day of the week, we invite kids to create a more enriching experience through their ideas.
#3 GROUP PIANO LESSONS: Whether you've already started piano lessons or your child may be interested in learning the piano, each week includes at least two engaging and educational 45-minute group piano lessons with piano teachers. Plus, if they are interested in practising, they are welcome to jump into any of the private piano rooms during free play time to practise! What will your child learn during their week here? They will learn about rhythm, musical alphabets, beginning staff, fingering, play theory games, do compositions and of course learn to play songs!
#4 WOLO CLASS SIZES ARE SMALL FOR CAMPS: Our camps can take a maximum of 16 kids this summer! We highly focus on encouraging kids to participate, being a part of the community and building strong friendships! There are more opportunities for the teachers and children to share their interests and build on the connections.
#5 SPECIALIST TEACHERS: Our enrichment program includes specialist teachers. For example, piano will be taught by a piano teacher, dance will be taught by a dance teacher, yoga will be taught by a yoga teacher and so forth! We are super excited! Also, our team of camp leaders have experience working with children and are actively pursing education or interested in teaching. Lastly, our team of Directors have worked in summer camps before and have fond memories of bringing that aspect to our camps!
Come join WOLO!
We are currently offering an amazing deal!
Buy 1 Camp & Get 1 Camp at 50% OFF!
Purchase by June 30, 2019!
Call 604-829-1346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
WOLO SCHOOL OF ARTS x HAPPY KEYS PIANO PROGRAM 2019
We are super EXCITED to offer our summer group piano camps! All programs will follow the interest of the group. Please read below to see if you qualify!
Click on the photos to register and view dates / times!
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Birthdays and parties are fun at any age, but few of them compare to the excitement of a child’s birthday party. From games to gifts, cake to candles, there is nothing like seeing the joy in a birthday girl’s or boy’s eyes.
That doesn’t mean that children’s parties are all fun and games — especially for the parents. The stress of planning and paying for a child’s celebration can sometimes be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Are you looking to throw the party of the year on a shoestring budget? Think it’s impossible? Think again! These tips will guide you — and your budget — in the right direction.
Decorations can be the perfect way to set the stage for an incredible party. Your child — and all his or her guests — can feel excitement and anticipation just from the decor. However, embellishments shouldn’t break the bank. Try these decoration ideas to stay within your budget:
Food and Drink
Birthday parties need to offer more than just the traditional cake and ice cream to feed guests. Unfortunately, food and drink can often take the largest chunk out of your budget. Not only will you want to make sure kids and adults have enough snacks, but also you may need to account for food allergies. It’s a good idea to ask guests to inform you about food allergies when you send out invitations. Once you know how many guests to expect and how to balance various needs, you can plan a budget:
For those parents throwing a party with themes such as superheroes or princesses, you can take any one of the ideas above and give it some extra flair. For example, you can add food coloring to the finger foods to pull in superhero colors including red and yellow for Superman or red, white and blue for Captain America. For the make-your-own station, consider adding toppings that look like crowns, wands and other princess items.
Keeping kids entertained — no matter the age— can be a big challenge, especially on a budget. However, there are many ways you can use the very things you already have. For example, if you’re throwing a rock ‘n’ roll-themed party, you can host a “battle of the bands” with your Rock Band video game. Just remember kids like to be interactive and engaging with the people and activities that are entertaining them. Some ways you can create this engagement include:
Even if your party doesn’t have a specific theme, you can help your guests have a good time without going over budget by hosting scavenger hunts, talent shows, bookmaking workshops, backyard obstacle courses or a movie night.
Entertainment-themed birthday parties are about making memories. Get creative and thoughtful with these unique ideas, and your child will have a blast at the next birthday.
By Lillian Brooks
We've created a program brochure to give you a quick overview of all our permanent/school-year programs and seasonal classes at WOLO! This program will be launched on February 20th and you will find all our programs until end of the school year! Stay tuned.
Looking for a NEW type of camp experience?
WOLO Spring & Suummer Camps are filled with fun memories, new learning experiences and engaging activities! Each of our weekly camps include a specialized theme with specialist teachers and two weekly piano group class, along with art, science, cooking, outdoor play, cooperative games and more!
We offer Full-Day weekly camps to preschoolers and school-age!
Tell us about your business.
I had originally set out to open a school for early learners (age 2-5) but ended up opening a Learning Centre offering flexible preschool programs and a School of Arts. A full-time group child care centre run like a school was always our first goal but of course we made do with what limited property there is in Vancouver and made it work for us. There was no sense in waiting around for the perfect space to build a group centre.
How do you juggle running a business while being a mom?
It’s been a journey to work on a solid support system we have now with the help of my partner. We’ve learned to ask for help from family or friends when needed. I am also very fortunate to have a great team that I work with. We do the best we can by being as organized and prepared as much as possible. But of course still keeping in mind that things don’t always go as planned and sometimes we’re not prepared, but that it’ll be ok. Sometimes we just have to make do or go with the flow. I am big on visual planning with webs, mind maps and using my agenda and google calendars that synch to both my work and family calendar. It has come to a point where all my staff can view what I have going on in my calendar so I don’t have to repetitively enter in my separate calendars haha.
What do you find most challenging?
Finding child care would’ve been our first biggest challenge. We were lucky enough to find a full-time nanny in the neighbourhood, but we wanted something more educational and engaging for him once he turned 2 and a half. Right now we’ve taken the advantage of our flexibility, both being entrepreneurs. We drop our son off to morning preschool, then my husband picks him up to have lunch and then drops him off to afternoon preschool. After that he gets to come to “Mommy’s School” for the last 2-3 hours of the day. Now our challenge is to be able to sit down to a home cooked meal each night versus eating out or getting take out. We are working on it and have been finding some quick meal kits helpful as well as using our trusty Instant Pot. If you don’t have one, you should get one! No I am not sponsored by them.
What advice would you offer mothers who would like to start a business?
Go for it! Set the intention for your business and everything will flow into place if you allow it to. Life will throw you lemons and you just gotta make lemonade out of them. Use the support system you have around you. Piece together child care and preschool if you need to. Child care spots will open up. Preschool and flex care can be pieced together. Family or friends may lend a helping hand. But seize the day and take on your dream. Cause you deserve to do something that makes you happy. And what makes us the best versions of ourselves is when we do something we love or with passion.
What are the future plans for your business?
We would love to open more locations for each division. Such as a full-time group centre/school for early learners, a preschool and perhaps some more piano studios around the city.
Wonder of Learning
Congratulations to all our budding performers and returning pianists! You all did an amazing job. Thank you for everyone who brought something to share for our potlucks after each performance and for everyone who helped with cleaning up. We look forward to our next recital in May 2019!
For more recital photos, please visit: www.instagram.com/wonderoflearning_Schoolofarts
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