We know that many of the neural pathways and social competencies required for successful lifelong learning are laid down before students enter kindergarten.

In SD 69 we have long been committed to working with partner agencies, the community and parents to ensure that our earliest learners are given the opportunity to have experiences that will set them up for success as they enter our system.

Working with the Building Learning Together Society we have established a number of initiatives to support not only early learning, but also community literacy and multi-generational learning.

Please enjoy the video below commissioned by the Town of Qualicum Beach to highlight the Storybook Village project located at the Qualicum Commons site.


What is Storybook Village?
Imagine this….an entire child-size village for kids to play in, with a post office, firehall, and other buildings, connected by roadways pedal cars, trikes and scooters, and including a fanciful garden for growing vegetables and flowers.  This is Storybook Village, which is located in the heart of Qualicum Beach, on the grounds of Qualicum Commons, a busy community hub.

Storybook Village Includes…

MunchkinSHIRE: Store, gas station, fire hall, bank, hospital, post office, theatre, schoolhouse.  Child-size structures built for imaginative play.

The Roundabout: Good for riding pedal cars and pedal trikes, as well as roadways that can be used for bike and scooter rodeos.

Who uses Storybook Village?

Children and families – children come to role-play, and explore the world around them…from their own sized buildings and roadways.  Can you imagine the fun?

Community  – bike and scooter rodeos, therapy outings, physical play, training sessions; Storybook Village can be used by community partners for a wide variety of purposes.

Everyone – Storybook Village is the perfect place to meet friends and family.  Work in the garden alongside seniors, youth and children, stroll along the roadways for an outing, grab a coffee and join up for a play session, or just meet up for a good conversation in the garden.

We are pleased to have entered into a stewardship agreement with the Rotary Club of Qualicum Sunrise to care for and maintain this School District and community asset.

Rollie Koop – Superintendent of Schools