Play and
exploration based

Our programs build upon a foundation of play,
with opportunities for children to learn
through exploration and socialization.

Teachers who know
and love kids

Our teachers are
Registered Early Childhood Educators
that specialize in emergent,
play-based learning.

Community building

Meet the teachers, ask questions and let your little one explore our facility.


Moppet is a half-day, play-based cooperative preschool for children from 1½ to 5 years old. For more than 30 years, we have been providing children with a stimulating, fun and gentle introduction to the school environment. Our bright, newly renovated classroom is located within Suddaby Public School, in the heart of downtown Kitchener. Our teachers are warm and caring professional early childhood educators, who love watching a child’s eyes light up with new understanding.

Happy Preschooler

Toddler Program

This program is open to children 18 months to 30 months old.The program is designed to create a safe environment where your toddler is encouraged to learn, grow and explore, using all the senses.

Diaper-changing facilities are available within the classroom.

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Singing Along

Morning Preschool Program

This program is geared toward children 2½ to 4 years old, with limited space for children as young as 2.The program focuses on socialization and play. The curriculum also includes opportunities to strengthen fine and gross motor skills, sensory and science opportunities, language, math, creative art and dramatic play.

Children are not required to be toilet trained.

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Happy SPARK kid

SPARK Program

Our SPARK (Senior Preschool All Ready for Kindergarten) program is open to children who will be between 3 and 5 years old by December 31st. The foundation of this program is learning through play and exploration. Children will discover letters, numbers, science and music through fun, hands-on activities.

Children must be toilet trained or nearing the end of their toilet-training journey.

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  • Helped ease the transition to kindergarten
    Robin, Mom to two kids

    I was really concerned about my spirited but cautious 3-year-old feeling comfortable while away from me and in the company of her peers. Moppet helped her to feel confident in a group and to express her needs calmly. This year,…

  • Thanks for such a creative and welcoming program
    Jessie, Mother of two Moppet kids

    My son attended Moppet before his kindergarten year. He loved going every day (especially due to the sand table!), and we were so pleased with how the program helped him to learn important classroom behaviours and social skills. It was…

  • We loved being part of a co-operative
    Kirsten and Bill, Parents of a Moppet graduate

    Being the parents of an only child, we worried that our son may have a hard time adjusting when it was time for kindergarten. Moppet was highly recommended to us and we were so happy with our decision to enroll him. He…

  • Helped my son gain confidence
    Maureen, Mother of 2

    I was unsure how my shy 3 year old would handle himself within a large group of new kids, adults, routines etc. Moppet has helped him gain confidence, become more comfortable in larger groups, as well as getting used to…

  • Moppet encourages investigations about our world
    Erin, Mother of 3

    My determined and exuberant four year old has enjoyed Moppet immensely. She has benefited greatly from the time with her peers; a safe and engaging environment, and two caring teachers. She is very inquisitive, and Moppet has encouraged her observations…

  • Sending our daughter was an easy decision
    Annette, Mother of 4

    Moppets has been a part of our household for several years. Our eldest two sons attended and loved the program. Sending our daughter was an easy decision for us. We found it helps develop an understanding for rules and routines…

  • A wonderful extended family in our community
    Sam, Father of 2

    My daughter is a very shy young lady; for the first two years of her life virtually no one but her mother or me could do anything for her. After six months at Moppet her circle of trusted adults has…

  • Curriculum Provides a Wonderful Variety of Activities to Nurture Our Children
    Sarah, mother of 2

    The Moppet classroom is a beautiful and carefully constructed space for our children to play and learn in. The teachers have developed fun and engaging learning centres for our children to explore and create in. The curriculum provides a wonderful…


Parent ParticipationParent Participating

Moppet offers the opportunity to be involved in a meaningful way in your child’s first school experiences. From social events, fundraising opportunities and cleaning nights, to volunteering in the classroom or running the business, our members co-operate to make Moppet a success. Your participation also allows us to keep our program costs down.

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