We first got involved with the White City Playschool in 2010. We have 3 children and all three have gone through the “little school”. Our experiences with the program and the instructors were exceptional and still now, our kids will comment on things they did when they were there.
The instructors are fantastic with the kids and truly love what they do. They are kind, caring and make sure each child has a great experience. Our kids were always excited for the next adventure at the playschool and couldn’t wait to see their new friends. It was always reassuring for us to know that once they had to go to Kindergarten many of those same children would also be there. This made the first day of Kindergarten that much easier as there were always familiar faces on the first day.
During our time with the Playschool I also had a fantastic opportunity to sit on the board. In doing so I got to know some fantastic people in our community and got to be involved with the operations of the Playschool. It was great to be able to give back to our community and even more so to an organization that had such an impact on our children.
Without hesitation I would recommend the White City Cooperative Playschool for anyone looking for a playschool to send their child to.
Our oldest daughter attended the Playschool (loved it and to this day talks about the fun she had). We currently have our youngest in 2 days a week and will enroll her again for next year. The teachers have been amazing with the children and ensure all the little ones have a warm and loving environment to learn in. Having 2 girls in the same school I can say that the teachers have a large variety of lessons and crafts to teach the children as we have yet to see a duplicate of anything between the girls. We have been very happy with this centre and would highly recommend it to anyone that asks or is in search of a playschool.
We moved out here in 2007 when our first child was not quite a year and we were quickly told that the best place for our children’s first school experience was the White City Cooperative Playschool...and to get on the ‘waiting list’.
We are now on our fourth child with the playschool and we couldn’t be happier with all of the experiences the children have had. The teachers treat the children with such care and kindness and every time we leave our child there, we know they are in great hands. Our children who have moved off to the ‘big school’ were SO sad to leave playschool. They were worried about missing their teachers and when they have a bad day at school, they wish to go back to playschool. The crafts that come home with them...each one is so precious and it’s hard to decide which to keep. Of course, our personal favourites are always the ones that have anything to do with their hands or feet. It’s amazing to see how they grow throughout the year in terms of learning their name, alphabet, numbers, and how to be a ‘bucket filler’ rather than a ‘bucket dipper’. These are all important concepts for children to learn.
The social interaction the children have received is a wonderful primer to kindergarten and makes it a less scary transition for them when they know they will have a friend in their class.
Essentially, this is the perfect stepping stone both academically and socially to prepare your child to attend the ‘big school’. If you are looking for a playschool, we highly encourage you to check this one out.
I've had 4 kids attend the Playschool and each child has loved every aspect of it. From the kind and caring teachers to the interesting and applicable themes and crafts, their experience has been fantastic. I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to formal education for my children.
I have had two girls in playschool and they have both enjoyed their experience. It is a great place to meet kindergarten/school buddies before heading off to the big school. My daughter who is in grade 2 still smiles when the teachers names get mentioned. That, to me, says it is a warm introduction to school. The crafts the girls have both made are great too. A great experience!!!
Jason and Candace Giroux
Both of our boys attended the White City Cooperative Playschool and both of them had a lot of fun each day and would always ask when the next school day was. One spring morning one of our sons picked a dandelion bouquet for one of the teachers, I'm sure she had already received countless dandelion bouquets that spring, and she crouched down, looked our son in the eyes and said "Thank you so much, I love dandelions, they remind me of the sun and the sun makes me happy." That is a statement of someone who loves both their job and their students.
The Hudon Family
Our family has been part of the White City Playschool since 2010. We have seen two kids through and will enroll our youngest when it's his turn. It has been such an enriching and warm experience for all of us!
We will always have great memories of your wonderful school and we couldn't think of a better introduction to schooling than White City Playschool.
Donnie and Kayla Thompson
Having had two children attend the White City Cooperative Playschool, I can easily attest to what an enriching experience each of them had. Melody, Dianne, and Nicola have done a wonderful job nurturing my childrens' personalities, as well as, influencing the development of their independence. My children were always eager to tell me about the songs, stories or crafts they did while at Playschool, and as a parent who was able to volunteer in the classroom, it really was amazing to see how interactive and educational the activities were.
I'd highly recommend the White City Playschool. My son loved the days he went to playschool and as parents, we knew he was in great hands with loving and experienced teachers. The play-based program offered a huge variety of activities and games, and the one-on-one teacher attention played a huge role in helping to foster his self-confidence and help to prepare him for kindergarten.
This is our fourth year with the White City Playschool. Our children have enjoyed singing, crafting, playing, and having stories read to them. They have loved each of their instructors. I have appreciated the safe, relaxed, and well run environment at the Playschool and consider it very good practice for Kindergarten. Our children were not the only ones who made friends via the Playschool, I have made some new friends as well! It's a great way to introduce yourself to the community.