Our School

The Cooperative Experience
  • Over 50 years of engaging Hamilton's children.

    “A person's a person, no matter how small.” ― Dr. Seuss

    Pied Piper Co-operative Preschool Inc. started with a morning program in 1961 in the Mountain YMCA on Upper Wellington. We moved to Southgate Presbyterian Church on Clarendon Avenue in 1965, where we stayed for 10 years. In 1975, we moved to Linden Park School on Vickers Road. In 1990, we moved into BartonStone United Church at Stonechurch and Upper James, where we remain today.

    Our school was incorporated in 1975 under the Co-operative Corporations Act, and each year we file the necessary forms to remain in good standing with the Ministry of Consumer and Commerce Relations.

  • Friendly atmosphere in a co-operative experience.

    We provide a safe and stimulating micro-environment where students experiment and learn.

    Our co-operative experience is ideal for families who want to take an active part in the early years of their child’s education. Each child and parent or caregiver is respected for the unique individual that he or she is.  

    We provide an environment where children learn through play and interaction.  We encourage positive opportunities for healthy physical, social, emotional, intellectual and language development. Parent education is also provided through participation in the preschool program, meetings and other activities of our school.

  • Dedicated classrooms with top skilled educators.

    Our leaders love to sing, dance and let their sillies out whenever they can.

    We believe that joyful learning is the foundation for lifelong learning and critical thinking. Children learn best when they are invested in finding out the answers to their questions. We love to pair new concepts with a fun and engaging teaching style. As well, we teach to the individualities of every child. 

    • Lots of Toys

      We cycle through various toys, games and activities so the little ones never get bored.

    • Empathy

      We encourage all children to respond with care, and understand that others have different thoughts and feelings than they do.

    • Three Classes

      Three Day or Two Day classes for toddler or preschooler? We’ve got you covered.

    • Outside World

      We like to take field trips to learn about new places and new things.

    • Storytime

      Children who grow up reading become lifelong book lovers. We always include storytime in our class itinerary.

    • Arts & Crafts

      We love to colour, paint, cut out shapes, tape, sprinkle sparkles, cut and add stickers. Don’t you?