A life-long love of learning starts here.

Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool provides children between the ages of 30 months and 5 years with an engaging play-based learning environment. Our days are filled with fun and adventures, while developing the important social and academic skills children need to succeed.

After-School Care is Here!

Looking for quality after-school care for your kindergartener or first-grader? We now offer afternoon child care for children between the ages of 3 and 6. Spaces are limited and filling up fast. Register now!

Every experience in a child’s life is a learning opportunity. Whether it’s what they see, hear, smell, feel, or taste, they’re figuring out the world around them.

Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool delivers an exciting, fun-based learning space where children are encouraged to explore, discover, and learn through play.

We’re not a daycare; our program is designed to introduce your child to the concept of going to school so when they do start kindergarten, they have a solid foundation in place to help them make the transition.

Preschool is the perfect place for your son or daughter if they are:

  • Between the ages of 30 months and 5 years old
  • Full of energy and ready to make new friends
  • Curious, active, and love to try new things
  • Ready for more independence

Studies have shown children benefit in many ways from a quality early childhood education, including better developed social skills, a stronger performance in elementary school, and improved attention spans. Educators who’ve taught children that have graduated from Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool often tell us the children who attended our preschool were able to adapt more easily to the structured learning environment at school and have noticeably stronger attention spans.

If you’ve been looking for an alternative to traditional daycare or you’ve been looking for a quality preschool program in the Greater Fort Erie area, we invite you to take a tour of our learning centre so you can see for yourself why Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool has been Fort Erie’s #1 preschool since 1984.

How Is Preschool Different From Daycare?

Unlike a day care, a co-operative preschool is a private school managed by the families of the children who attend; our Board of Directors is made up of parent volunteers who are guided by the philosophies of the entire membership, which shares one common goal: to provide every child with a quality preschool experience.

Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool is a charitable, not-for-profit group that relies on enrolment fees, fundraising, and lottery funds as our primary sources of revenue. Though we operate out of the lower level of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, the school is not affiliated with any religious group.

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