About Us

We believe that all children have a right to play!

 

We provide an environment full of choices and experiences for any young child to find their way and thrive.

Welcome!

Little Neighbours Preschool engages students in our “Learning Through Play” program. In fact, play is so important in a child’s development that its significance is recognized by the United Nations as a specific right to all children: 

“ALL CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO PLAY!”

Our Story

Little Neighbours Preschool is a non-profit society that has been in operation since 1968. We were originally called the Coquitlam Preschool Society. We 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.

Philosophy & Mission

We believe that all children have a right to play!

Our mission is to provide an environment full of choices and experiences for any young child to find their way and thrive. Children learn best, not by being told, but by constructing the knowledge for themselves through interaction with other children while playing.

Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn

Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn 

Each child will be given the opportunity to explore and:

  • Try new things
  • Make their own choices
  • Problem solve
  • Imitate  
  • Use “Their” words
  • Self-initiate
  • Test boundaries

All in an open environment!

Our Teachers

Diana Ceccato

With over 18 years of experience working and guiding your children Diana brings a wealth of knowledge to Little Neighbours. Diana has worked both with preschoolers as well as infant and toddlers over the years. With the ability to work well and communicate effectively with both children and their parents, Diana also possess strong organizational skills.

Vicky Heng

Vicky is an Early Childhood Assistant and she was first involved with the preschool as a parent while her own kids attended. Vicky then became employed with the preschool as a 1 on 1 support worker for many years. She now assists our teacher in the running of the classroom.

What We Offer

Curriculum

Our curriculum combines reading, writing, math, science, art, music and more all centered around interaction and play..

Program/Schedule

Ages 3 – 5

Mon, Wed and Fri (3 days)

9:15am-12:00pm

Tues and Thurs (2 days)

9:15am – 12:00pm

Mon-Fri (5 days)

9:15am – 12:00pm