Edmonton and Area Preschools

Edmonton and Area Preschools
Getting your child ready for preschool is equally exciting and nerve-wracking for many parents. How do you choose the right one? Check out Family Fun Edmonton’s Guide To Edmonton and Area Preschools.


Playday ProgramPlayday Program

The PlayDay Program is a parent cooperative that offers stay-at-home parents and caregivers a well-deserved day off while their children have the chance to socialize, explore, create and learn through play! Children ages 2 through 5 can attend PlayDay one full day per week. PlayDay offers a space set up with all the trimmings of a traditional preschool classroom as well as a beautiful outdoor classroom space! For more information, click here!


Noah's Ark PreschoolNoah’s Ark Preschool

Noah’s Ark Preschool in St. Albert is a nondenominational Christian program that offers a comprehensive, child-lead early learning experience for students aged 3 to 5. All activities, from games and crafts to songs and stories are designed to support a weekly theme. Noah’s Ark features a spacious, well-equipped classroom and a large open space for gym activities. The program includes regular field trips and a monthly cooking day! For more information, click here!


Rainbow DaycareRainbow Daycare

Leading the way – that’s the mission at Rainbow Daycare. Since 1989, they’ve offered safe, healthy, nurturing and responsive environments for Edmonton children, all while embracing the highest standards in early childhood education available. For three decades, Rainbow Daycare has been the trusted choice of families in the Woodvale Community. Now Rainbow is proud to offer care to families in a second Edmonton location, in the Argyll community. For more information, click here!


Kids and Company

Kids and Company

Innovation and going beyond expectations – for the team at Kids and Company, those two things are at the heart of the mission in providing high quality child care and early education. At the centre of their program is the understanding that play is the catalyst that helps children learn, grow and develop. Their proprietary early learning programming is offered at five facilities in Edmonton, as well as St. Albert. For more information, click here!


Summerside Child Care Center

Summerside Child Care Center

Summerside Child Care Center is more than just a daycare – it’s a special place with special people that strive to make every day a new and exciting adventure for your child. Experienced child caregivers and teachers work to ensure the program supports your child’s early-learning journey on the road to educational success. The goal is to take your child’s natural curiosity and add a good dose of encouragement and nurturing to help build confident, motivated and independent students! For more information, click here!


West Edmonton PlayschoolWest Edmonton Playschool

Play – it’s such a vital part of early learning that it’s in the name at West Edmonton Playschool. The teaching team knows that allowing children the freedom to explore, create and grow through fun and active play is key to starting them on the road to success in lifelong learning. West Edmonton Playschool is proud to have been named a Top Edmonton Preschool by ThreeBestRated! For more information, click here!


McLeod Community Early Learning

McLeod Community Early Learning and Child Care Centre

Play is work to a child. The goal at McLeod Community Early Learning and Child Care Centre is to support children in this very important mission! Their Reggio-inspired classrooms offer faith-based Daycare, Preschool and Out of School Care programs for children from 19 months through Grade 6. Operating out of Steele Heights Baptist Church, the program has small group sizes with excellent amenities including a gymnasium and access to a school playground for plenty of outdoor play and exploration! For more information, click here!


Londonderry Child Development Society

LCDS Preschool and Kindergarten

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a community to teach one. That’s the core belief held by the team at LCDS Preschool and Kindergarten (formerly Londonderry Child Development Society).  Their concept brings together students aged 3, 4 and 5 in a curriculum that focuses on Kindergarten-readiness for all children and the program is lead by a teacher with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. For more information, click here!


Discovery Place PreschoolsDiscovery Place Kim Hung Preschool

What better way to engage young minds in learning than by letting them lead the way through their natural curiosity! Discovery Place Kim Hung Preschool is an early learning centre committed to child-led programming, where students are encouraged to explore, experience new things, and express their curiosity through art, imaginative play, crafting, and building. For more information, click here!


Discovery Place Preschools

Discovery Place McKee Preschool 

It’s fun for kids, approved by parents and set in a great location, inside McKee Elementary School! Discovery Place McKee Preschool offers child-led learning in a safe, supportive space where children can learn and practice physical, mental and emotional skills and flourish as young citizens in our world. From cultural celebrations to field trips, every day is an adventure! For more information, click here!


Grandin PrescolaireGrandin Prescolaire

For more than 30 years Grandin Préscolaire has been sharing the belief that it’s never too early for a child to learn a second language! Using their “learning through play” philosophy, students are given the opportunity to enjoy all the fun of preschool and learn French at the same time! Pressure is not put on children to speak French – instead, they receive ample exposure, developing a strong foundation for the future. For more information, click here!


First Discoveries PreschoolFirst Discoveries Preschool

Play is a child’s natural way of understanding their world. At First Discoveries Preschool this natural curiosity is nurtured in an engaging learning environment with ample opportunities to explore, investigate, and interact – experiences key to helping children develop confidence, independence and increased self-esteem. First Discovered Preschool has been in operation for nearly four decades, and prides itself on inclusive programming. For more information, click here!


Springhill Community PreschoolSpringhill Community Preschool

A preschool both parents AND students love! For more than 40 years, Springhill Community Preschool has created a happy, “learning through play” environment for children aged 2 to 5. The curriculum includes the popular and fun Intellidance program, field trips are included at no extra charge, and there are no fundraising or duty day requirements. For more information click here!


Progressive Academy Preschool

Progressive Academy Preschool

Since 1984, Progressive Academy has offered independent private schooling, with excellent results, to families in Edmonton. Programming begins with their exceptional full-day early learning program for 3 and 4 year old students, which focuses on literacy and numeracy. Students have access to Progressive Academy’s gymnasium, music room, technology centre and much more, and also enjoy regular outdoor time, field trips and guest presenters. For more information, click here!


Rising Scholars Montessori Preschool

Rising Scholars Montessori Preschool, in Edmonton’s Ellerslie neighbourhood, is a mixed-age preschool program for children aged 3 to 6 where children are encouraged to pursue subjects of their interest. The curriculum also includes language, math, science, culture, french, arts and crafts, music, yoga, meditation and even mindfulness practices. Regular outdoor time is a top priority and special field trips are offered throughout the year! For more information click here!


St. Albert Family Resource Centre PreschoolSt. Albert Family Resource Centre Preschool

Why choose Preschool at the St. Albert Family Resource Centre? In addition to a fun and nurturing learn-through-play environment that offers plenty of hands-on learning experiences, the entire family can benefit from a membership to the Centre, and all the programs, courses and resources it has to offer! For more information, click here!


Spruce Grove Playschool

At Spruce Grove Playschool, teachers and families work together to teach “Minds to think, hands to do and hearts to love”. This non-profit, parent-run cooperative uses the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education, offering a play-based, child-lead program to foster a love of learning and a positive first school experience. For more information, click here!


Little Aspen PlayschoolLittle Aspen Playschool

Kids love the play-based learning, daily outdoor activities and exciting classroom themes. Parents love the warm, nurturing environment, experienced teachers and small class sizes! They are all reasons why Little Aspen Playschool has been a South Edmonton staple for more than 30 years! For more information, click here!

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