Preschool Cooperatives

Preschools that are owned and managed by a group of families who hire trained teachers to provide a quality preschool experience for their children. The preschools are administered and maintained by the parents, usually on a nonprofit, non-sectarian basis. The parents assist the professional teachers in the classroom on a rotating schedule and participate in the educational program of all the children. Each family shares in the business operation of the school, often by electing a board of directors that establishes policies and hires qualified staff who run the day-to-day operations. One of the benefits of cooperative preschools is that they are generally within the financial means of most families.

 

Services

A licensed child care program in Westdale for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Full time and part time care is available. Daily snack is included. Follows a co-op model which means that parents are responsible for all operations apart from the Early Educator Staff.

A licensed child care program in Westdale for children ages 18 months to 5 years.

A preschool offering a variety of programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten age children, including sound and letter recognition, reading and writing skills, and science and math concepts.

A preschool offering a variety of programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten age children, including sound and letter recognition, reading and writing skills, and science and math concepts.

A licensed child care centre for families who want to take an active part in the early years of their child’s education. Offers 2 day or 3 day programs in a small-class setting. Activities include arts and crafts, scientific investigation, and educational field trips.

A licensed child care centre for families who want to take an active part in the early years of their child’s education.

A licensed child care centre for toddlers and pre-school age children. The parents operate the school in partnership with certified Early Childhood Educators and Program Assistants, and are given the option of taking a non-participating or participating role in the classroom.

 

A licensed child care centre for toddlers and pre-school age children.

An integrated and non-profit school for children ages 2.5 to 4 years. Parents and caregivers act as volunteers in the classroom. Flexible scheduling allows for 2, 3, or 5 day programs.

An integrated and non-profit school for children. Parents and caregivers act as volunteers in the classroom.

A licensed child care centre for children ages 2 to 3. Children learn through play and parents take an active role in their child's education. Activities include arts and crafts time and gym time, as well as a snack. 

A licensed child care centre for children ages 2 to 3.

A licensed child care centre that offers care programs for children ages 18 months to 5 years. All programs are play-based learning with a balance between structured and free choice activities.

A licensed child care centre that offers care programs for children ages 18 months to 5 years.

A preschool in Dundas that offers care for children ages 2 to 5 years.

A preschool in Dundas that offers care for children ages 2 to 5 years.

A non-profit, parent run, co-operative nursery school for children 2 through 5 years old. Children may enroll for 1 to 4 sessions per week and may join the program at any time during the school year, space permitting. Resource services available for children with special needs. 

A non-profit, parent run, co-operative nursery school for children 2 through 5 years old. Children may enroll for 1 to 4 sessions per week and may join the program at any time during the school year, space permitting. Resource services available for children with special needs. 

Licensed child care centre in Ancaster. Direct parent involvement aims to ensure the school is a rewarding and wholesome facility for children, while allowing parents to actively contribute to their child's learning experience.

Licensed child care centre in Ancaster. Direct parent involvement aims to ensure the school is a rewarding and wholesome facility for children, while allowing parents to actively contribute to their child's learning experience.

A parent co-operative licensed preschool for children ages 2 years 6 months to 5 years.

Licensed child care centre offering care for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

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