Lindsay Montessori Preschool

Inspiring individual potential
and nurturing curiosity


Full and part-time programs available to best meet the needs of you and your child.

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Our program runs from September to June, but new students can start at any time.



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Parents Manual

Everything you need to know to make the most of your child’s time here with us.


Waiting List

Fill out this form to secure your child’s time slot!
(Or click here to print it).



Our newsletters go out quarterly, filled with useful information for parents!


Where imaginations grow

Our aim is to help the child understand, not force her to memorize, and so to touch her imagination as to enthuse her to her innermost core.

—Maria Montessori (paraphrased).


Playing and learning are equally important and reinforce one another.

Our preschool has both a Montessori room and a Play room (gym). We encourage students to take what they’ve discovered in one area and apply it in the other. In so doing, the social, emotional, academic and physical aspects of learning come together to benefit the whole child. Children choose their own activities while encouraged to participate in all aspects of our program. Read more about the Montessori philosophy here.

“My son has benefitted from this program in so many ways, I can’t wait for my daughter to attend.”

—Megan Burns, parent

The Montessori Room

In the Montessori room we use the Montessori approach (observe and assist) to encourage hands-on investigation for five general skills:

  • Practical Life Skills
  • Sensorial
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Geography and Science

The Play Room

The Play room provides lots of space for your child to learn through valuable, open-ended free play. Each week new materials are set up based on children’s interests, creative ideas and natural curiosity. Our day often includes:

  • Art Experiences
  • Dancing and Singing
  • Dramatic play and Dress-up
  • Gross Motor and Active Play
  • Sensory play
  • Science activities
  • Circles and Storytelling


If your child is between 2 ½ and 6 years old and toilet trained (excluding children with special needs) they meet the criteria to attend Lindsay Centre for Preschool Enrichment. Registration for September enrollment starts as early as April. We offer 5 day, 3 day, 2 day, or Alternate day (MO/WE/FR one week and TU/TH the next) programs. Tuition varies according to the program that best suits your needs.

*For our full-day program, children must be 4 years old by Dec. 31st.


Tuition is paid by post-dated cheques (Oct. 1-June 1). September’s payment is paid at spring registration.


MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $350
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $320
FULL DAY 8:30AM to 3:30AM $750


MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $240
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $220
FULL DAY 8:30AM to 3:30AM $450


MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $255
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $235


MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $220
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $190

Fine Print Stuff

*Tuition rates are subject to change without notice.REGISTRATION FEE: If the school is notified in writing of a student’s withdrawal by the end of June, a full refund of September’s payment will be given. From June 30th up to August 15th, your registration fee will be refunded (less a $75.00 administration fee) if the circumstances were acceptable to the Board Of Directors, i.e. moving, medical etc. The registration fee will not be refunded after August 15th. Please provide ALL NOTIFICATION OF WITHDRAWAL IN WRITING.Please also note that NSF CHEQUES result in a $25 CHARGE.


Please fill out the online Wait List Form. Once we receive it, we will contact you prior to registration day (in April) to let you know the program in which your son or daughter will participate.


Not a fan of online forms? You can print out the Application and mail it to us instead.



About Us

Our Philosophy

The Lindsay Centre for Preschool Enrichment (Lindsay Montessori Preschool) has had the pleasure of working with children from Lindsay and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Many studies discuss the importance of early brain stimulation and its benefits for years to come. A child’s brain develops most rapidly between 0 to 6 years of age. Our program assists children to develop the concepts needed for a good foundation prior to grade one.

We feel that every child is a strong and unique individual who is capable of learning through his/her own curiosity and experiences. In a loving, calm, and safe atmosphere, we support the children in their own discovery and facilitate their growth on an individual basis in all areas of development.

We believe that it is our role, as Early Childhood Educators, to offer a stimulating environment that provides children with an opportunity to express their creativity, curiosity, and adventurous nature.  It is our also our role to facilitate and assist each child in a way that encourages self-esteem, independence, and a love for learning.  As educators, we must also value a love of learning, as we continue to grow both with the children and as individuals.

Maria Montessori

The Montessori philosophy is an educational philosophy for children, based on theories of child development developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator. The first Montessori classroom was established in the early 20th century, and the ideas, based on scientific observation, are still completely valid today, over a hundred years later. The Montessori method is characterized by an emphasis on self-directed activity on the part of the child, and observation on the part of the teacher (often called a director, directress, or guide). The Montessori philosophy stresses the importance of adapting the child’s learning environment to his or her developmental level, and of the role of physical activity in absorbing abstract concepts and practical skills. It is also characterized by the use of self-correcting materials for the introduction and learning of various concepts.

Our Goal, Values, Quick Facts, and Links

Our goal is to provide the people, programs and resources which inspire children of differing learning styles to become
life long learners. Our curriculum stretches young minds, so that children are truly challenged.

Core Values: 
Lifelong love of learning
Nurturing community
Respecting the whole child

Teacher to student ratio is 1:8 
License: Ministry of Education, Child Care and Early Year Act 
Teachers: Early childhood education training 
Participation: City of Kawartha Lakes (COKL) Raising the Bar Quality Assurance Program

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“All things are easy to understand once they are discovered. The point is to discover them.”

—Galileo Galilei

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.

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