A life-long love of learning starts here.

Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool provides children between the ages of 30 months and 6 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.

Limited Spaces Due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, child care facilities are required to limit the number of children in their care at any one time. As a result, spaces for our half- and full-day programs have been reduced. Once all available spaces have been filled, you will be placed on a wait list and contacted as soon as space becomes available. To secure a spot in one of our programs, you’re encouraged to register your child now.

Kindergarten Programs Available!

Are you looking for a unique kindergarten program for your child? Are you concerned about having them attend a larger school? We offer morning and full-day kindergarten programs to children between the ages of 3 and 6. Register for September 2021 now. Spaces are limited!

Take a Virtual Tour Now!

Take a peek inside our facility to learn more about what happens at preschool each day. You won’t believe the things we have to offer!

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 6 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 teach children that have attended our preschool often compliment us on our program because they receive children who understand and are prepared for the school system.

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. 

Our Philosophy

 We believe children learn about the world by interacting with it. We provide opportunities for your little one to explore and discover new things every day through imaginative, associative, and co-operative play. Our program is 100% play-based and child-led. We let their imaginations and interests guide us!


Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool opened its doors in the lower level of St. Paul’s Church in September 1984 with nine students and one teacher.


Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool offers an exciting and enriching morning preschool program and an after-school care program for children ages 3 to 6.


Is your son or daughter ready for preschool? An early childhood education can set your child up for long-term success, both socially and academically.

“Our child attends the junior kindergarten program and loves the Fort Erie Co-operative School. Of course, the on-site gymnasium and playground time is a big highlight in a kindergartner’s day! Our previous experience at 2 different daycares can make us confident in saying Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool’s program is far superior than what you will find elsewhere in south Niagara. We only wish our child had started attending here earlier.”

— Alexis H.

“My daughter loves the preschool, all the teachers are amazing, warm and so welcoming. The planning is full of new activities every week that my daughter has really enjoyed. I have been very happy with every drop off and pick up. Great place!”

— Mallorie D.

“There aren’t enough words to describe the incredible experience we had with our girls at the preschool. It’s everything you could hope for in a preschool. The teachers are patient and dedicated, and they genuinely love every child who walks through the door.”

— Dianne D.