Welcome! The Errington Coopertive Preschool is a non-profit society and parent-run preschool. The preschool is completely child orientated house located between Errington and Coombs. Filled with art and song and surrounded by a beautiful outdoor environment, this preschool is simply outstanding. The preschool has been serving District 69 families for over 40 years with exemplary education and above standard care for children ages three to five. Our school values community, and through the nature of a cooperative, we offer support, guidance and education to preschoolers and their families as a whole.
- High quality preschool program for three and four year olds
- Fostering creativity with a wide variety of materials and mediums.
- Program includes a variety of field trips and fun events for the preschoolers
- Rich learning experiences in a safe, caring and stimulating environment
- Parent contribution is highly valued and supported
- Highly skilled educator, recipient of the prime minister’s award of achievement
- Building strong connections to each other and our world.
Our preschool is run by EPPS (Errington Preschool Parents Society). The EPPS joined the Vancouver Island Cooperative Preschool Association (VICPA) in 1993 and has maintained and valued its membership with this 70 year old association ever since. Our preschool has been gifted with Gillian Crawley, who has been the ECE at the preschool for over 30 years. Gillian has shaped an exceptional program.
The preschool is a cooperative which is based upon parent participation and volunteerism. It is believed that a parent is a child’s first teacher, and it is natural for the child to go with their first teacher into this environment, and here that is acknowledged and supported.
The school is a place where preschool children learn to play and get along with other children of the same age group. It is a place where there is time and space to use equipment not always available at home. Also, it is a place where adults learn to understand children’s needs.
Parents cooperate through their in-class participation (Duty Days), and by holding a job that helps the preschool operate. Jobs could be as an executive member or one of many in-house jobs. We all work together in assisting with fundraising events and take part in monthly parent education, which is a requirement of the cooperative preschool license.
We currently offer morning classes for 3 and 4 year old children.
3 year olds on Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:15am
4 year olds on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 11:15am
*Gillian also offers extended care under a separate licence/program from 11:15am to 1:45pm. Please contact her directly for extended care.*