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). LCDS is a not-for-profit, parent cooperative preschool and independent kindergarten program. Since 1972, LCDS has offered high-quality, comprehensive early education to 3, 4 and 5 year olds, in a nurturing and supportive environment.

LCDS Preschool and Kindergarten

A Strong Foundation

The program at LCDS sets itself apart from many other preschool programs in two distinct ways – first, it’s taught by a teacher with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, along with qualified teaching assistants, and second, it brings together students aged 3, 4 and 5 in a program that focuses on Kindergarten-readiness for all children. With a focus on age appropriate language, vocabulary, social, emotional, physical and intellectual development, students at LCDS will develop a strong foundation for future educational success.

LCDS Preschool and Kindergarten

Learning Through Play

LCDS is proud to follow a ‘Learning through play’ philosophy in a unique combined classroom setting. Students in both preschool and kindergarten benefit from sharing a classroom space and following the same daily routines and curriculum together. A focus on kindergarten concepts ensures early school readiness for all children, while a strong focus on play nurtures their lifelong love of learning. Above all, the top goal is for each child to develop age-appropriate social, behavioral, developmental and communication skills in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

Programs Available: 

  • Preschool | 3-4 years
  • Junior Kindergarten | 4-5 years
  • Kindergarten | 5+ years
  • Educational Support | All Ages

A Sense of Community

The LCDS program also includes strategic parental involvement, fun family social events, exciting in-class presentations and fabulous field trips! This is made possible thanks to small class sizes – the program accepts a maximum of 7 Kindergarten students and a combined maximum of 17 total students in each class.

LCDS Preschool and Kindergarten


Registrations for the Fall 2022 school year will be accepted after February 8, 2022. Forms are available through the school office, or can be printed through the online registration section of the website. Educational Support registrations will be done by lottery system due to the limited number of spaces available.

There will be no formal open house event, but appointments to view the classroom and meet the teacher can be booked by calling the main office at (780)473-7216. These will be available on select dates between 4:15 pm and 5:15 pm.

Visit the LCDS website to learn more about the programs, fee structure, parent involvement and more.

LCDS Preschool and Kindergarten

LCDS Preschool and Kindergarten:

Where: 13931 – 140 Street, Edmonton
When: Morning Classes – Kindergarten: 8:45 am to 11:45 am, Preschool: 9:00 am to 11:45 am
Afternoon classes – Kindergarten: 12:45 pm to 3:45 pm, Preschool: 1 pm to 3:45 pm
Phone: 780-473-7216
Email: lcds@telus.net
Website: www.lcdskids.com