The 8 Best Kindergartens in Edmonton

Best Kindergarten in Edmonton

By Amelie Dube

So, finally, your little anklebiter is already going to school. Enrolling them in the best kindergarten in Edmonton would ensure that your kid’s first steps into early education would be good.

We’ve looked for the best kindergartens in Edmonton: ones that are reliable, as well as giving quality care to their students. We’ve even asked the opinions of parents living in different places in Edmonton where they enroll their kids.

These are the ones that made our list:

1.  JumpStart Learning Centre

JumpStart Learning Centre's Logo
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BEST FOR  Early Education
PRODUCTS https://www.jumpstartlearning.ca
WEBSITEhttps://www.jumpstartlearning.ca
ADDRESS1065 Connelly Way SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 0R4
CONTACT DETAILS587-524-1065
OPERATING HOURSN/A

First on our list of best kindergarten in Edmonton is JumpStart Learning Centre. Their curriculum includes personal and social responsibility, reading, writing, math, fine and gross motor skills, and more.

They have schedules that can fit your kid’s needs, and plenty of pre-K programs. Class sizes tend to be small to focus solely on the kid’s development.

What’s more, parents are sent bi-monthly progress reports, indicating which skills have been progressing and which skills the child and teacher should continue to work on.

Highlights

  • Government of Alberta subsidy available
  • Licensed child care provider
  • Summer session available

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

The best environment for your young ones to have their early childhood education experience at. We were impressed at the rate our daughter has been growing since the start of her classes. We are eternally grateful to the teachers, miss Nicole and miss Serena, the program director Sharon for their guidance and care that the children were able to benefit from. Unfortunately Covid situation has shorten the school year but the amount of knowledge and experience my daughter was able to get out of the time spent there is amazing.

—Ralph Dao, Google Reviews

Our family HIGHLY recommend JumpStart at Connelly. Staff deeply cared about the children even when the pandemic shutdown occurred by offering their @Home program. The dedicated teachers helped my child appreciate learning and helped her build her confidence and skills development along with peers. Nowadays, she would often say that she misses going to JumpStart. Truly a worthwhile pre-school experience!

—Emil Michelle Banan, Google Reviews

2.  Springhill Community Preschool

Springhill Community Preschool's Logo
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BEST FOR  Early Education
PRODUCTS https://www.springhillpreschool.com
WEBSITEhttps://www.springhillpreschool.com
ADDRESS7730 106 St, Edmonton, AB T6E 4W3
CONTACT DETAILS780-433-4224
OPERATING HOURSN/A

Springhill Community Preschool is one of the older schools around Edmonton. This kindergarten has been around for 40 years and offers learning through play, and often encourages parents to be involved within the early formative years of their children.

Within their facilities they have arts and crafts, books and puzzles, music and dress-up costumes, a playhouse, toys and theme activities, and a water and sand table. They also have material that improves the motor skills of children.

They offer classes for children as young as two years old. With great programs and a parent-run cooperative, this remains one of the best kindergartens in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Intellidance lessons available
  • Parent-run cooperative
  • Summer camp available

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

I currently have both of my children enrolled at Springhill and they love it there! It has made a huge difference in their confidence levels and they both get excited about going to class. I would highly recommend this program.

—Chelsea Carter, Google Reviews

My Son has been attending Springhill since September and he absolutely loves going to school. The science program keeps his curiosity peaked and he has so much fun discovering new things with his friends.

—Charu Brintnell, Google Reviews

 

3.  Little Flowers Daycare, Preschool & OSC

Little Flowers Daycare, Preschool & OSC's Logo
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BEST FOR  Early Education
PRODUCTS https://littleflowers-daycare.com
WEBSITEhttps://littleflowers-daycare.com
ADDRESS2304 – 38 St NW Edmonton, AB T6L 4K9
CONTACT DETAILS(780) 965.6066 | (780) 461.6330 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSN/A

Little Flowers Daycare offers great childcare in the neighborhood. They focus more on child independence, and provide infant and toddler daycare, and even out-of-school care.

They also provide comprehensive reporting on individual achievements, and emphasize reading and writing lessons.

What they aim is to give a stimulating environment for physical, social, emotional, intellectual and creative development for children.

Their service makes them one of the best kindergartens in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Sensory play available
  • Subsidy offered
  • Noon afternoon class available

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness

Both of my children attend this daycare facility and we have nothing but great things to say.  My children love the staff and have grown with them since they opened.  They respond well to feedback and answer any questions in a timely manner.  They have great activities and are always having fun while learning.  My kids look forward to going and the staff looks forward to having them.  It was really nice to see the excitement of the staff when the kids were able to return after a very stressful COVID. I would recommend this facility, definitely.  Thank you Little Flowers for growing with my family! xo

—Kristal Mccoy, Google Reviews

If you are looking for an excellent daycare I would recommend Little Flowers Daycare.  They provide high quality child care that fosters a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. 

My daughter was enrolled in both of their daycare and preschool programs.  Their curriculum is well planned and the results in her development were pleasing to observe over the last year. 

The Director and staff are wonderful, committed  partners that have the best interests of your child in mind and truly care about each child’s well being. 

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her time there and looked forward to going back each day!  We will miss Little Flowers and are grateful for the amazing care and experience they provided!

—Cindy Harder, Google Reviews

4.  Rainbow Daycare

Rainbow Daycare's Logo
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BEST FOR  Early Education
PRODUCTS https://www.rainbowedmonton.com
WEBSITEhttps://www.rainbowedmonton.com
ADDRESS450 Woodvale Road East NW, Edmonton, AB T6L 6G5
CONTACT DETAILS780-461-8208
OPERATING HOURSN/A

Rainbow Daycare has offered good childcare since 1989. They have many scheds for children of Pre-K ages.

From summer field trips to children-lead projects, they create an atmosphere that develops their students’ skills, whether it’s in writing, creativity, or more. Their biggest focus is exploration and discovery.

They have two branches: one in Millwoods and one in Argyll. Their focus on discovery and independence, as well as on making little kids lead, makes them one of the best kindergartens in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Two branches
  • Fully licensed teachers
  • Exploration-focused

Customer Reviews 

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

I’ve been with rainbow daycare since I was in third grade until the end of fifth grade, and this place has been nothing but enjoyment. It brought memories from all the amazing activities and people I’ve met. All the employees that took care of me and everyone else were some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. It was very safe here and all safety protocols were practiced on a timely basis. Now that I am a high school student, it brings me a big smile when I look back at being here. Shout out to Nancy, Jyoti, and Jodh!

—Gabrielo Arojo, Google Reviews

Rainbow Daycare have been amazing to us. The educators and staff are very genuine and down to earth, and sincerely care about the well-being of the children in their facility. You can tell that they really love their jobs and truly care, and it shows by how they interact with the children. All of the staff are friendly and knew my child by name (even if they were not involved with his care). They provided fun activities such as Sprinkler Day, Halloween Costume Parade, Pancake Breakfast Day (Santa even came and brought gifts!); brought in services such as fluoride brushing; and also send out informative and educational emails to encourage child development fairly regularly.

We unfortunately had to leave Rainbow Daycare due to a change in our childcare needs; however, would love to return to Rainbow Daycare (and will at our next available opportunity). I would highly recommend Rainbow Daycare to anyone in the Mill Woods area.

—Doris Sohn, Google Reviews

5.  BrightPath Mill Woods

BrightPath Mill Woods' Logo
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BEST FOR  Early Education
PRODUCTS https://brightpathkids.com/
WEBSITEhttps://brightpathkids.com/locations/millwoods
ADDRESS2953 66th Street NW Edmonton, AB T6K 4C1
CONTACT DETAILS1-888-808-2252 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS7:00am – 6:00pm

Next on our list of the best kindergartens in Edmonton is BrightPath Mill Woods. They offer a nurturing environment for children that focuses on early learning and brain development,

They offer development on language development, cognitive development, social development and emotional intelligence, and physical development.

The learning is child-led, leading them to independence, and better skills. They also offer healthy snacks for children, and will cater to your child’s food sensitivities.

Highlights

  • Development-focused
  • Licensed instructors
  • Nutritional snacks for kids

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

It has been over a month and i am really happy that i chose this place for my kid. I love it how his teachers welcome him every day …. Their food choices for lunch and morning afternoon snacks are really healthy … And i am really happy how they plan each day’s activities and curriculum. All the staff and director of the Center are really welcoming and knows what they are doing. Thank you for being so supportive and helpful.

—Dani, Google Reviews

My daughter has been going in this day care for 3 years. I am very satisfied with the dedicated staff and the management. I am very thankful for the mental and social development of my daughter which is the result of the hard work and continuous efforts made by the teachers. I would like to thank for the fun activities, taking good care and sending daily report of my daughter that I receive via email everyday.

—Sajina KC, Google Reviews

6. LCDS Preschool & Kindergarten

BEST FOR  Preschool & Kindergarten
PRODUCTS http://www.lcdskids.com/index.php/programs
WEBSITEhttp://www.lcdskids.com/
ADDRESS13931-140 Street
Edmonton
AB T6V1J7
CONTACT DETAILSTel: 780-473-7216

Fax: 780-473-7021

OPERATING HOURSContact for more details

LCDS Preschool & Kindergarten (formerly Londonderry Child Development Society) was established in North Edmonton in 1972 by a group of parents who wanted an early learning program in their community for their young children. They wanted to be actively involved in their children’s education and they believed that learning should be fun.

LCDS is a Parent Cooperative, program and is a registered not-for-profit organization established under the Societies Act of Alberta. They are licensed and registered with Alberta Child and Family Services, Alberta Education and the City of Edmonton. They are also proud to be members of the Association of Independent Schools & Colleges in Alberta and the Northern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association.

Highlights

  • COVID-19 health safety measures are in place for the safety of their staff and families
  • Kind, engaging, and licensed teachers

Customer Reviews

Find out why parents love them:

“Such a great school! This is my daughter’s first year and she loves going. The staff are amazing, they go above and beyond for the kids.”

“We started our three year old here in September. He is growing so fast! I love our experience here. Thank you LCDS~!”

7. Gold Bar Preschool

BEST FOR  Unique play-based, outdoor-focused program
PRODUCTS https://www.goldbarpreschool.ca/fundraising
WEBSITEhttps://www.goldbarpreschool.ca/
ADDRESS10524 46 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
CONTACT DETAILShttps://www.goldbarpreschool.ca/contact-us
OPERATING HOURSContact for more details

Gold Bar Preschool believes in the proven academic and social success from allowing children to learn through play. Their play-based program promotes an authentic kind of learning by encouraging kids to become self-directed learners who explore, develop curiosity, and solve their own problems.

Decades of research has shown that play is the most effective way for young children to learn, develop social skills and regulate their emotions. They’ve created a space where play, creativity and imagination are encouraged. Their preschool uniquely presents role-playing, open art activities, and dramatic centers that bolster our students’ imaginations, build their vocabularies and enhance their social skills.

Highlights

  • Teachers who care and look over each student closely
  • Provides a welcoming, inclusive environment for their students

Customer Reviews

Find out why parents love them:

“This is a fun and interactive program! It is awesome seeing how much they learn everyday!!!”

“Interactive, fun and creative atmosphere! Love the community with parents and kids!”

8. Global Aware Kids Care

Global Aware Kids Care logo

BEST FOR  Kindergarten
PRODUCTS Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Preschool Half Day, Out of School Care
WEBSITEhttps://globalawarecare.com/
ADDRESS109, 1103 95th Street SW, Edmonton
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected] or 587 568 6910
OPERATING HOURS7:00am – 5:45pm

Global Aware Kids Care has a welcoming environment that your child will surely love and enjoy. They are the epitome of child care and will treat your child as their own.

Their staff are very warm and patient with everything. They will go above and beyond to gain you and your child’s trust and build great relationships.

In addition, the meals they serve are very healthy and delicious. They assure to give the best quality for your child, making them excited each time they enter the centre.

Highlights

  • Clean and organized place
  • Great tasting meals
  • Wide variety of activities

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Global Aware Kids Care clients:

“We have nothing but good things to say about Global Aware. They have made ours, and our daughters, daycare experience so positive. All of the teachers our daughter had throughout her time here were AMAZING. Everyone who works here is so friendly and patient. Our daughter grew so much in her time here and learnt SO much! It’s very bittersweet as she moves onto kindergarten this year and will no longer be at Global!” -Stacey Easterby

Here’s another one:

“Global Aware is simply amazing.  They excel in all aspects of child care and our family will forever be grateful for the support and love they have shown us. Their staff are absolutely awesome.  They meet you in the morning with a smile and open arms to take your little one(s) into their care demonstrating they how deeply care about their role in your child’s life.  They do an amazing job with the programing and helping to prepare our kids for school.  My daughter is thrilled to be “graduating” to kindergarten.

The facility is really great with an emphasis on structure and outdoor activity and play.  They have managed amazingly through a very challenging year and made it all look easy!!

The meal planning and lunches are phenomenal.  Healthy and nutritious food is the priority, and Miss Janet makes it all taste amazing.  Our whole family wishes she could cook for us! And the management and communication is very well done.  There is consistent communication with parents and very streamlined accounting and feedback requests. I highly recommend this childcare facility!” -Bonnie Drozdowski

And that’s our list of the best kindergartens in Edmonton. We hope this helped you look for a great place so your kid can learn skills that will help him or her grow or learn.

Are there any services that we missed? Send us a message and we’ll update the article promptly.

And if you want a place where you can let your kids play with others too, try checking out our list of options for the best indoor playgrounds in Edmonton! They’ll find themselves having lots of fun before you know it.