"Crown Preschool has become an anchor in our lives over the past few years. Our older daughter graduated from Crown last year after two years and our youngest is currently enrolled in the 3/4s class. It has been a safe haven full of wonder, creativity and exploration for our daughters. The teachers are fabulous and the parent participation aspect creates a very tight and committed community of parents. It has provided a perfect learning foundation for our daughters. The oldest now goes to York House and, I believe, the play-based foundation she received at Crown helped her transition to York with its focus on the Reggio Emilia method. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Crown to prospective families."
"We loved our experience at Crown Preschool. The teachers were wonderful and nurturing with both my son and daughter. Through the play-based environment they were able to tailor the preschool experience to suit my children's interests and also have them well prepared for kindergarten. The parent education was very valuable and through parent participation we've made family friendships that have continued into our elementary school years."
"Our family had a wonderful experience at Crown. Both of my daughters loved preschool and looked forward to coming to school each day. Through the play-based curriculum, they learned and mastered many concepts without even realizing they were “learning,” ranging from creative arts, drama and music to pre-reading and math to social/emotional skills, along with many others. Annual events such as pumpkin carving, the Mother’s Day tea party, and “pirate day” at the beach were highlights of the year, but the children also frequently enjoyed other activities like nature walks and cooking classes. Through the preschool, we met a community of like-minded families, and we had the opportunity to build close relationships with the other parents and children through special events for families, preschool meetings, and duty days. The teachers were dedicated professionals who truly cared about all the children and their families—it was clear that this was more than just a job to them. My girls still enjoy stopping by to say hello to the teachers, and they have nothing but fond memories of their preschool days. I will be forever grateful that their first introduction to school was such a positive one."
"We have been at Crown for two years and love the experience we have had in both the Toddler class and the Preschool class. The Toddler class was a wonderful introduction to the preschool environment for our children, and a nice way to meet other parents in the community with similarly aged children. The Preschool class has been a very nice transition to starting school for our son. The teachers are wonderful at engaging the children's interest and developing learning modules based on questions that come up during daily activities. Oliver really enjoyed learning about beavers after a look at tree rings during a nature walk prompted a question about why trees fall down. I love the insight I get into his school environment through my duty days and have thoroughly enjoyed the speakers that have come to speak at our meetings. Our family is looking forward to years to come at Crown."
The natural beauty of our neighbourhood provides many opportunities for outdoor learning
We let children's curiosity lead their education
Learning is hands-on, child-led, and deeply engaging, following the active learning model