Top 10 Preschools in Edmonton and Area

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There are a lot of Preschool Options out there in the City. I have compiled a list of my top 10 organizations, some of which have multiple locations. Open Houses typically take place near the end of January to March. You can also arrange with any of the schools for tour of the facility.

 

Kepler Academy

Each day, our preschoolers follow a consistent routine, including snack time, free play, lunch time, bathroom and hygiene, and nap or quiet time. Educators follow our Kepler lesson plans that include group projects, art and science activities, scissor handling, storytelling and reading, name recognition, practicing letters and early writing skills, numbers, dates, shapes and talking about the weather. Educators will encourage friendships and caring for others and explore different ways to express feelings. Children will be introduced to gardening, nature, using technology and more.

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Montessori

Montessori classrooms provide a child-centred learning environment that allows preschoolers to work in groups or individually without distractions. Dr. Maria Montessori noted that children learn from experience and interaction with their environment. Self-correcting didactic materials are available, and are designed to stimulate logical thought and discovery.

Our unique curriculum introduces lessons simply and concretely and reintroduces the lessons at increasing degrees of abstraction and complexity throughout the school year. The Montessori program provides blocks of uninterrupted work time to allow children to repeat lessons and arrive at new ways of completing. This integrated approach to education is one of the Montessori program’s greatest strengths.

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BrightPath Kids

In our Frog Street Pre-K rooms, children meet Fanny the Frog, who helps them along their learning journey through lessons focused on language, literacy, math, science and social-emotional skills. These foundations in both academic and personal skills are critical to life long success.

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Grow With Us

The Preschool Room offers a balance of free play together with structured individual and group activities. This gives your child a well-balanced early education. At this age, children are asking questions about the world around them; they are continuing to develop their self-concept and control. Through our dedicated educators, our program offers opportunities and experiences in areas of science, math, gross and fine motor skills, dramatic play, constructive play, as well as creative and movement activities.

We recognize that each child is a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth and development. Our educators are sensitive to the different levels of ability and learning styles of each child and consider these factors when developing appropriate activities for this age group.

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Malmo Preschool

Our morning program for 3- and 4-year-olds uses free time play and learning centres to develop motor skills and encourage critical thinking, independence, creativity, and cooperation.

Our afternoon program for 4- and 5-year-olds sets the tone for kindergarten by providing a hybrid of our morning program with a child-led, research-based curriculum based on the Alberta Education kindergarten program of study.

Location:

  • Room 15, Malmo Elementary School
    4716 – 115 Street NW, Edmonton

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Little Aspen Playschool

Little Aspen Playschool is a parent-run, non-profit playschool that has offered a three hour play-based program in the heart of southwest Edmonton since 1986. Our two experienced and dedicated teachers create a safe learning environment for three and four year olds with familiar routines, songs, crafts, stories and free play indoors and out.  We offer involvement without in-class duty days and no obligatory fundraising.  Find out why families keep choosing Little Aspen Playschool.

Location:

  • 12015 39A Avenue, Edmonton

Green Circle Preschool

Green Circle Preschool is a unique natural learning environment that provides children aged 3 to 5 with opportunities to learn and play in and from nature.

Location:

  • Parkallen School
    6703 – 112 Street, Edmonton

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Jumpstart Learning Centre

Through the use of themes and engaging activities, each child will develop at his/her own pace. For some children this may be a natural progression, for others the skills may take additional time and practice. At JumpStart, language, literacy and communication skills are embedded into all of a child’s daily experiences.

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Greenfield Playschool

We offer a holistic learning environment that supports children’s learning through play, communication and literacy development. We are a diverse group and have a social responsibility for each child’s wellbeing.  

We are committed to providing a learning space that inspires creativity and honours and reflects the diversity of each child and their families. We celebrate each students social practices, cultural practices and traditions.

Location:

  • 3712 114 St NW, Edmonton

Londonderry Child Development Society Preschool

The LCDS Preschool program is a structured, fun, play oriented program with a focus on family and community, language enrichment, social & personal development skills and development of fine & large motor skills.

Location:

  • 13931-140th Street Edmonton

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