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About Us

Cordova Bay Preschool is located in beautiful Cordova Bay behind St. David-by-the-Sea Church, in the municipality of Saanich, British Columbia and is a member of the Vancouver Island Cooperative Preschool Association (VICPA)

Cordova Bay Preschool has served the Cordova Bay, Elk Lake and surrounding community since 1949, it offers a quality parent participation preschool experience.  The school is a registered non-profit organization.  Co-operative preschools are administered and maintained by the parents who assist under the guidance of our Early Childhood Educators.

Meet Our Team

Freya Perraton 

Freya received her diploma in Early Learning and Care (with distinction) from Camosun College and has continued her post diploma education in the Child and Youth Care program at the University of Victoria. She has spent extensive time working in inclusion support over the years and has inclusion specific specialty education. Freya has worked in a wide variety of early learning environments and brings six years of co-operative preschool experience to her role at Cordova Bay Preschool.

She is passionate about learning through play and the impact of the “three teachers” (the parents, the educator, and the environment) on the wonder of children. Freya came to early learning with a fine arts background and enjoys bringing this experience through preschool art invitations. She believes that when educators and families work in partnership children thrive. Freya is pleased to bring her experience, passion and a little bit of magic to the children and families at Cordova Bay.

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Shandra Clifford 

Shandra holds an advanced diploma in Child and Youth Care and is currently enrolled in ECEA at the Pacific  Rim Institute. Shandra brings 33 years of professional childcare experience and has been a foster parent for 17 years. In her spare time, shandra enjoys photography, reading, and spending time with her own two children.

Shandra believes learning is happening all the time and that finding teachable moments provides opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine.

Shandra has worked at Cordova Bay Preschool since 2019 and looks forward to meeting and collaborating with the families of the co-op.

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