About Us


Our School

Little Neighbours Preschool is currently enrolling 3 and 4 year olds for its “Learning through play” program. In fact, play is so important in a child’s development that its significance in a child’s life is recognized by the United Nations as a specific right to all children:

“ALL CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO PLAY!”Craft Time!
We provide an environment full of choices and experiences for any young child to find their way and thrive.

Each child will be given the opportunity for exploration:
Try newthings
Chance to make their own choices
Problem solve
Imitation
Use “Their” words
Open-ended, no right or wrong way
Self initiated
Testing boundaries

Children learn best, not by being told, but by constructing the knowledge for themselves thru interaction with other children while playing. Our program runs from September to June each year and students can enroll at any point during the year unlike kindergarten where September starts are the only option. Little Neighbours Preschool offers both parent participation as well as parent involvement giving the parents an opportunity to participate in their child’s early school experiences as much as they would like to or is possible. We have students who come from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Maple Ridge. If you are interested in registering your child or would like to come by for an observation please contact us.

Kinder Music Program – While at Little Neighbours preschoolers will be given the opportunity to participate in a ½ hour music program that runs bi-weekly throughout the preschool year. With the guidance of our music teacher Ms.Julie preschoolers will be introduced to different types of music all the while learning the basics.

Little Neighbours Preschool is a non-profit society that has been in operation since 1968 originally called the Coquitlam Preschool Society. It started out in a classroom leased from Cape Horn Elementary and in 1976 we moved to our current location in a portable classroom next to the school. Today when you come by, you’ll find handprints of many of our “graduates” decorating the outside of our building.

 

Our History

Little Neighbours Preschool is a non-profit society that has been in operation since 1968 originally called the Coquitlam Preschool Society. It started out in a classroom leased from Cape Horn Elementary and in 1976 we moved to our current location in a portable classroom next to the school. Today when you come by, you’ll find handprints of many of our “graduates” decorating the outside of our building.

 

Our Teacher

Mimi Folkestad

Mimi is our preschool teacher and she has had a long history with Little Neighbours Graduation HandprintsPreschool. Mimi started out as parent in the preschool when her two sons attended. After obtaining her ECE certification, she came back as a substitute teacher and worked as a teaching assistant at one point. In 2008 she was hired on as our teacher. We are thrilled to have such a qualified and enthusiastic teacher for our school who knows what makes Little Neighbours Preschool such a special place for both preschoolers and their families.