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.

Preschool & Kindergarten Programs Available!

Are you looking for a unique early learning experience for your child? Are you worried they might not be ready for a larger school? We offer morning and full-day programs for children between the ages of 30 months and 6 years.

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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!

History

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.

Programs

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.

FAQs

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.

This school has been life-changing for my family. Our son is so happy and excited each morning he gets to go to school. They foster such a great sense of community; not just among the kids, but the families as well. Healthy snacks, plenty of outdoor learning, and teachers who really seem to want to make a difference. What more could you ask for?

–Mathew E.

Fort Erie Co-operative Preschool is absolutely fantastic! My oldest son attended here and it really helped him with his social skills and most importantly transitioning into kindergarten. The staff are very friendly, supportive, and communicative. Great atmosphere, and very well organized!

–Kayleigh H.

The teachers are compassionate, patient, and supportive, the lessons and activities are engaging, they are huge on outdoor learning (which we love! They have the most beautiful playground/outdoor classroom!), and – most important – our daughter is having fun! She has learned and grown so much in such a short time – we love this preschool!!

— Nicole T.

The school has been a Fort Erie staple for decades. We have been so fortunate that both of our children got a head start in their education through the preschool. The staff, especially Ms. Kayla, has such a creative way of teaching, most recently dressing up in inflatable dinosaur costumes to teach about dinosaurs! All of the staff give 110% to the preschool, the staff truly care about the children and genuinely engage with them. The preschool isn’t just community, it’s family.

— Dayna J.

Our family loves this preschool, the staff are genuinely happy to see each child everyday. The excellent program they offer is far superior to any other centre in this area. Our children come home happy everyday and blow us away with what they have learned. The staff have been so warm and welcoming to both of our children. Every child is greeted with a smile everyday and we love how involved the staff are with the children.

— Taveia B.

Our family cherishes this school, the highly responsive staff, and the excellent programming they offer. Our oldest began at the preschool at 2.5 and did so well, we decided to register her for the kindergarten program. She comes home smiling everyday and blows us away with what she is learning and able to read.

— Angela P.

The teachers are all amazing, and we love that they incorporate learning into everything they do. Daily updates are given, and pictures sent so you can see what your child has been doing throughout the day. Snacks and a nutritious lunch are included in the daily tuition fee. The staff have made our child feel welcome and comfortable and they really go above and beyond to make sure the kids have fun while they are there.

— Rebecca B.