River Run Early Care & Learning Centre

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river run preschool – Coming soon

For inquiries, please contact: preschool@atira.bc.ca



This licensed, 6,000 sq.ft. daycare offers peace-of-mind for residents, with capacity for up to sixty-one children, from infants to age 5.  We are able to offer full and part-time care, as long as it fits within our 2 day/week minimum requirement. This center reflects interests of children and caters to each child’s needs and development. River Run also ensures it is inclusive of all and is culturally sensitive in all planning and programming.  We also accept subsidy applications.

Spaces offered:

  • 12 Infant/Toddler (0-36 months)
  • 25 3-5-year old spaces



At Atira, we use an emergent curriculum, a play-based model that helps with school readiness. The emergent curriculum allows our educators to plan activities and programs based on the children’s interests and skill sets of the children enrolled at the time. Atira’s Early Childhood Educators take into consideration the environment within the programs and have small learning groups to keep children engaged. It is a collaborative approach between the children who initiate the process and the educators who know what is necessary for children’s education and development. Educators discuss what is observed in the classrooms and come up with plans and ideas around what to implement next. Some interests last one day, some can last months. Atira early year centers include the following learning areas in all lesson plans:

  • Language and Literacy
  • Art
  • Physical, Social and Emotional Development
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

To learn more about emergent curriculum, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergent_curriculum


The following fees are calculated without any CCFRI deductions. Please reach out to the contact information below to see if your family is eligible.

Infant/toddler program 3-5 years
5 days a week $1600 5 days a week $1200
3 days a week $960 3 days a week $720
2 days a week $640 2 days a week $420



Application & Waitlist

Inquire now for availability.


10311 River Drive Richmond, BC V6X 1Z2
Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday (closed stat holidays) 7:30a.m. – 6:00 p.m.