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.

Mandatory Responsibilities Frequency
Help in classroom 1-3 times per month dependant on enrollment and classes/wk
Wash toys Once a year
Optional Duties (Choose One)
Wash floors
Wash laundry
Make play dough
Shampoo carpet
Mend broken toys
Create scrapbook page
Create a slideshow

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.

Age Time Session
3 Mon, Wed 9:00 – 11:00 AM C
3-4 Fri 9:00 – 11:00 AM D
4 Mon, Wed, Fri 12:45 – 2:45 PM A
Tue, Thu 9:00 – 11:00AM B
Tue, Thu 12:45 – 2:45 PM E

Fees & Payment Policies

Accepted methods of payment by etransfer and pre-authorized debit only.

  • Registration Fee: $55
  • Tuition:


    • 3 sessions/week (Session A) – $100/month or $900/year
    • 2 sessions/ week (Sessions B,C,E) – $80/month or $720/year
    • 1 session/week (Session D) – $45/month or $405/year
  • Fundraising Fee: $80 due February 1, less the amount you raise for the school

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.

How to Withdraw

Written notice must be given to the registrar on or before the first day of the child’s last month in attendance. This letter must state the last day that the child will attend the Silverspring Cooperative Preschool.

Refund Processing

Registration fees are not refundable at any time. As long as notice is given by the 15th of the month, tuition paid for the remaining months will be refunded or future Pre-Authorized Debit Payments will be stopped. Fundraising fees will be owed for withdrawals made on or after October 1st.

Preschool fees do not fully cover the expenses of the Silverspring Community Preschool. Fundraising projects are run during the school year to help cover these costs. There is a $80 fundraising fee due on February 1, less the amount fundraised for our preschool. Participation in fundraising projects is encouraged.

Important Dates

January 9th, 2022Registration begins for members 1
January 17th 2022Registration begins for non-members 2
September 2022Term starts
May 2023Term 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