Our School

Meadowest Preschool is a cooperative learning preschool that was established in 1977 in the heart of Meadowvale. We have been located at the Meadowvale Community Centre since 1981 and have relocated to the 3020 Vanderbilt Road while the community centre is being rebuilt. 

 

Our preschool offers learning through theme-based play for children 2 to 5 years old. Our large classroom provides the children with a variety of play centres, which enhance their social, physical, emotional and intellectual skills. The school also has its own fenced playground with full climbing structure.

Our Programs

All children attending Meadowest Preschool will have opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, music, creative arts, circle time (including calendar/weather), imaginative play, sensory play, science, snack and story time. Meadowest also offers many extra activities, including class trips, special events such as puppet shows, and seasonal activities such as our Holiday Concert, Mother's Day event, Graduation and a year-end picnic.

 

2 Mornings
Tuesday and Thursday; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

3 Mornings
Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

5 Mornings
A five day program is available by choosing both 2 mornings and 3 mornings

 

Learning Opportunities

  • We teach concepts such as counting, colours and shape recognition using an active, play-based program.

  • Our children learn through music and finger plays.

  • We develop basic socialization skills, such as sharing and learning to take turns.

  • Our children participate in circle time and learn to follow directions.

  • We provide opportunities for sensory exploration, including play dough, sand, water and rice sensory bins.

  • Stories are read and games are played.

  • Gross motor skills are developed through indoor and outdoor gross motor play.

  • Our children are introduced to oral phonics.

  • Families are encouraged to attend fun-filled field trips and special events.

  • Sharing and communicating is encouraged through show and tell

 

Our Mission Statement and Philosophies

Our mission is to provide early childhood education to children ages 2 to 5 years, in a unique co-operative setting, located in a dedicated facility. We offer low student-to-teacher ratios, exemplary teaching staff and a fully developed educational program. We encourage open communication between teaching staff and parents.

 

Our preschool programs are designed to challenge, enlighten and enrich the individual needs and abilities of the children in a safe, enjoyable and nurturing environment. Our caring, positive environment encourages the growth of independence, self-confidence, respect and a sense of responsibility at a level appropriate to the child's development.

 

We strive to consistently maintain the high standards of education which have established Meadowest Preschool as a premier learning facility. We provide children with basic skills that will promote independence and provide them with a solid foundation for future formal education.