There’s no doubt about it: Attending preschool promotes academic, social, and emotional development in children and prepares them for kindergarten. Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool is a high-quality preschool offering full-and half-day learning programs for children between the ages of 30 months and 5 years.

We accept new enrollments throughout the school year, not only in September. So when your little one is ready to join us, we’ll be here to encourage him or her to build valuable social skills that will last a lifetime, such as making friends, sharing, and co-operating with others. We also work on being independent and doing things for ourselves (like putting on shoes and coats), as well as doing things to take care of others—like feeding “Goldie,” our classroom pet.

Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool is a place where your child can gain a sense of self, explore, play with friends, and build confidence. There’s a lot of learning that happens at preschool, but our structured program isn’t all about teaching kids their ABCs. For small children, learning looks a lot like playing: building forts, constructing towers with blocks, dressing up, and singing songs. You’ll be amazed at what your child learns just from spending a few hours “playing” at preschool.

We currently offer a half-day (morning) preschool program Monday through Friday, and a full-day program Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for children who will start kindergarten in September 2018; we are open to expanding to a full-day program Monday through Friday if we have sufficient families interested. These programs change from year to year as the demand for days and times increases and decreases. Please contact us if you have any questions.

If you’re not sure if your son or daughter is ready for preschool, visit our FAQ section.

Growing Together

As your little one grows accustomed to attending preschool, you may want to increase the number of days he/she attends, or move up from a half-day program to a full-day program. We’re happy to accommodate your request for changes during the course of the year, provided we have the space and staffing to do it. Any changes must be made at the beginning of the month to simplify adjustments to your tuition fees.