Our Programs


We are a parent participation, play based preschool based in the heart of Lynn Valley. We provide children with an environment that develops their social, intellectual, creative and motor skills.

The school year runs from September until the end of June, with breaks over the Christmas holidays and Spring Break in March.

New for the 2021-22 school year! We are now pleased to offer longer class times. Find out more about how parent participation works and consider making LVPPP your preschool.

3’s Class

  • The 3’s class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:15am – 11:45am.
  • The fee for the 3’s class is $195/month.

4’s Class

  • The 4’s class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings* from 9:15am – 12:15pm.
    * There is no preschool on the last Friday of each month.
  • The fee for the 4’s class is $275/month.

In addition to class fees, there is a Registration Fee of $125 per family, per year, due at the time of registration. Looking for a spot for next year? Get on our waitlist so you don’t miss out. Register your interest now.

Find out how we are operating safely in our COVID-19 Procedures Policy and our Parent Manual.

The Teachers

LVPPP is lucky to have two teachers who bring to the classroom a passion and creativity that makes our preschool a wonderful place to learn and grow.

Libby Colenutt

Libby is our “teacher in chief” and she leads us with her enormous heart. She’s a certified ECE supervisor with a love for play-based learning and the PPP model. For proof, look no further than the fact that her two sons were students here themselves! She specializes in creating a rich and creative space where children can play and develop in a safe and supportive environment. Her gentle and caring approach respects the individuality of each child as she helps guide them on their journey.

Elizabeth Reid

Elizabeth (Liz) is an award-winning educator with over four decades of experience at parent participation preschools. She keeps trying to retire but the children won’t let her! You’ll find her at the helm of our local nature walks, kicking a soccer ball in the nearby field, getting out the power tools for an art project or helping the kids grow plants. She’s a proponent of the play-based approach and aims to instil a sense of wonder and curiosity in each child. Through her fun and playful style, she encourages the children to learn self expression and we are delighted that she continues to bring her fantastic creativity to our school.

The Facility

LVPPP is situated in the original Lynn Valley school house. We are fortunate to have this historical landmark as a permanent home. The two-story building has high ceilings and huge windows for lots of natural light and a sense of space.  LVPPP has an impressive collection of toys, learning materials and large muscle apparatus. Children are exposed to a great variety of resources selected for both their educational and play value.

Outdoor play is an important part of our curriculum and LVPPP is privileged to have a spacious outdoor space equipped with an age-appropriate playground, and space for activities such as sand play, mud kitchen, water play, and even a track for bike riding. Weather permitting, indoor activities may also be brought outside such as painting, imaginary play, and art of various kinds.

Parent Participation

We’re one of the few remaining parent participation preschools on the North Shore. This unique model gives you an opportunity to engage in your child’s preschool experience and connect with other local families. Parents help in the running of the preschool and assist the teacher in the classroom once or twice a month.

Social and fun events are a regular part of the preschool calendar. If making incredible memories and being part of a dynamic community of local families appeals to you, then you should consider our preschool. Find out more about how a parent participation preschool works here.