About Us

TONYA VIS

Preschool Owner & Operator

I grew up in Terrace, BC where I completed my Early Childhood Education (ECE) training at Northwest Community College in 1987. Shortly after marrying my husband Clyde, we started our family while I worked at a local day care and as an assistant in a kindergarten classroom, as well as doing home day care. We moved to Abbotsford in 1990 where I continued doing home day care. I opened Seven Dwarfs Preschool in the basement of my home in 1994 with a class of 4 students. About 2 years later, I had the opportunity to move the preschool in to a portable on the Prince Charles Elementary School grounds, where my own 3 children attended school. In 2009 I moved the preschool into a classroom in the school building, where I was located until June of 2017. Due to the schools need for more classroom space, there was no more available room for the preschool. I decided to go back to my roots and relocate preschool to my residence. I am very pleased that Seven Dwarfs Preschool is now located in the lower level of our home. I am located in a quiet residential area with plenty of street parking and easy access. I am fully licensed for class sizes of eight children. I have worked very hard and have created a warm and welcoming preschool room for the children of our community. The room is big, bright and airy and has large windows. I offer a large level secure yard with lots of outdoor equipment as well as a great covered area that we can use when the weather is unpleasant.

Over the years I have collected a tremendous amount of resources related to preschool education. This has allowed me to be constantly rotating toys and equipment related to the monthly themes. I am always searching for new and unique things to add to my collection. These past years I have developed knowledge of ‘what works and what doesn’t.’ I use this experience to consistently upgrade the preschool program. Teaching young children truly is my passion, my heart and soul. I am always striving to make the children’s preschool experience the best it can be.