At over 70 years old, LVPPP is one of the North Shore’s longest running preschools. In 1945, a group of Lynn Valley mothers studied and raised money to finance a playschool for local children. The Lynn Valley Playschool was originally located in the Lynn Valley Community Centre.
In 1962 the old Lynn Valley School gym was scheduled for relocation and the playschool was given notice to vacate the premises. Parents petitioned and the school board granted use of the old schoolhouse where LVPPP resides to this day.
Why Choose LVPPP
Lynn Valley Parent Participation is a place where children come to play, investigate, explore, learn, discover and re-discover, build, experiment, create, imagine, inspire others and be inspired themselves.
Here’s what sets our preschool apart.
#1 Enriching play-based curriculum
One day they might be observing chicks hatch or pupae turn into butterflies and the next they get to sew, find treasure and construct aqueducts in our water feature. We get visits from special guests that include local firefighters, Ryan the music man, Elmer the safety elephant, and more depending on the interests of the students and parents.
#2 Our “Creatures”
Preschoolers at LVPPP have the opportunity to learn about their world through interactions with living creatures and plants. These include ladybugs, snails, baby chicks, stick bugs, butterflies and even the occasional guest appearance by snakes.
One of the best things about our preschool are the connections it fosters. You and your child will come away with friendships for life and a strong sense of community. We organize regular events throughout the year such as the pumpkin patch, Christmas party, pub night, year end picnic, and more!
Our position at the heart of Lynn Valley means that children can easily go on outings to the library, play soccer on the local field, or for a nature walk through Hastings Creek. There’s never a shortage of fun things to do in the local area.
#5 High ratio of adults to children
The high ratio of adults to children (3’s class: 1:5; 4’s class: 1:6) means that each child gets individual attention to help them in their chosen activity. You’re welcome to participate in the class with your child on any day, not just your scheduled duty days.
#6 Inclusive environment
Our teachers are strong supporters of working with each child as an individual and also working together as a team with that child’s family and therapists. We work closely with Supported Child Development and have resources for families to draw upon including support workers as well as a bursary program.
Situated in the original Lynn Valley schoolhouse, the two-story building has high ceilings and huge windows for lots of natural light. It also has an extensive outdoor play space where we play in all weather. Some days we even spend all class outside.
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“We are lucky to be a part of the LVPPP preschool community. I consider it our ‘village’ that helps us raise our children in a very caring and inclusive environment. Both of my sons attended LVPPP and both are highly sensitive kids who can find their environment overwhelming. It has been heartwarming to see my children were allowed to be who they are. Their uniqueness is celebrated and their individual needs respected and supported every step of the way.”
— The Molotkov Family