Preschool Eligibility

Children must be 3 years of age by October 31st of the school year for which they are registering and must be toilet trained (or at the discretion of the Board).

Admission will be based on a first come, first served basis. To complete your registration we must receive your form and payment.

A waiting list will be started after a maximum enrollment in any session is reached. Maximum enrollment is as follows:

  • 12 children in the 3-year-old classes
  • 14 children in the 4-year-old classes

Parent Involvement

The key to a successful co-operative preschool is parent involvement. By registering in the Silverspring Cooperative Preschool parents are required to help in the classroom on a rotating schedule. Any parent that volunteers to be a member of the Preschool Board of Directors will not be required to complete a classroom maintenance duty and toy wash.

Responsibilities Chart

Mandatory ResponsibilitiesFrequency
Help in classroom1-3 times per month dependant on enrollment and classes/wk
Wash toysOnce a year
Optional Duties (Choose One) 
Mend broken toys 
Create scrapbook page 
Create a slideshow 

Criminal Record Checks

All adult volunteers must complete a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector search. It is to be sealed in an envelope addressed to the Vice-President and given to one of the preschool teachers. Criminal Record Checks are due at the Parent Information Night.

Preschool Sessions

The availability of all sessions may be subject to meeting minimum enrollment.

3Mon, Wed9:00 – 11:00 AMC
3-4Fri9:00 – 11:00 AMD
4Mon, Wed, Fri12:45 – 2:45 PMA
Tue, Thu9:00 – 11:00 AMB
Tue, Thu12:45 – 2:45 PME

Fees & Payment Policies

Accepted methods of payment are pre-authorized debit only.

Registration fee is payable at time of registration by PayPal or credit card.

  • Registration Fee: $55
  • Tuition:
    • 3 sessions/week (Session A) – $125/month
    • 2 sessions/ week (Sessions B,C,E) – $95/month  
    • 1 session/week (Session D) – $55/month

NSF Payment Policy

A $20 service fee will be applied for any NSF payment. The following policies also apply:

  • First & Second Occurrence: A letter will be sent home requesting payment in cash to be provided within one week of notice. If payment has not been received in the time allotted, a phone call will be made advising that payment is required. If in the event that payment has not been received prior to the end of the current month, your child will not be permitted to return to class until this has been resolved.

  • Third Occurrence: A letter will be sent home advising that you will be on a cash only basis which is due on or before the last school day prior to the start of the month. Failure to do so will result in the Board discussing the withdrawal of your child.

Refunds and Withdrawals

How to Withdraw

Written notice must be given to the Registrar on or before the 15th day of the child’s last month in attendance or by August 1 for the start of the school year.

Refund Processing

Written notice must be given to the Registrar on or before the 15th day of the child’s last month in attendance or by August 1 for the start of the school year, then tuition payments for the remaining months will be stopped. This letter must state the last day the child will attend the Silverspring Community Preschool Cooperative Ltd. Registration fees are NOT refundable at any time.


Fundraising projects are run during the school year to help cover costs. Participation in fundraising projects are encouraged, but not mandatory.

Important Dates

  • January 17, 2024: Registration begins for members 1
  • January 24, 2024 at 7:00 – 8:30 pm: Open House Night! (Located in the Preschool classroom @ Ecole Silverspring Preschool)
  • January 24, 2024 at 8:30 pm: Registration begins for non-members 2
  • September 2024: Term begins
  • May 2025: Term ends

1 Members are families who are currently enrolled in our preschool. You are eligible to register the same student or another child in your family.

2 Admission of new members is based on the order in which the registration forms and fees are receive