Our Programs

Creative Kids Preschool of Alliston offers a safe and stimulating environment with caring, nurturing, qualified staff. Through interaction with peers, teachers and the community, positive social skills are introduced while creativity is nourished. Creative Kids Preschool celebrates the uniqueness of each child while instilling independence and responsibility-learning through play.

Our program includes theme-based circle time, crafts and stories as well as nutritious snacks and outdoor play when weather & time permits. Special activities include field trips, special visitors, interaction with seniors and more.

Nature afternoons:

In September 2014, we introduced our new nature based program on Monday afternoons! This exciting program uses natural surroundings and a classroom environment for student activities.

Children enrolled in the program go outside during every session to enjoy loosely-structured explorations in natural settings. Our excellent registered early childhood educators gently facilitate the process to ensure safety and to provide support and information as needed. The children’s own interests and discoveries help to guide daily explorations, rather than any predetermined activity outlines or academic goals and objectives. The excursions normally last 30 to 45 minutes each day, and take place during all weather conditions.

Our program builds around an emergent nature-based theme. Crafts, dramatic play, fine and gross-motor manipulation play, touch tables, props, books, games, and lots of outdoor exploration are all used to connect kids to nature and their environment.

Program Days

The Preschool operates September – June, on the same calendar as the elementary school system. All classes are subject to enrollment and feasibility. Daily class times are as follows:

  • Monday, Wednesday,  Friday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (pending numbers)
  • Tuesday, Thursday mornings: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, Thursday afternoons: 12:45 PM to 3:15 PM
  • Nature Monday afternoons: 12:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Days for which your child is registered remain the same without substitution.  If a permanent day change is requested, this will be complied with, provided there is a space available and the change would be in the best interest of your child.

Holidays and School Breaks

The Preschool operates similar to the public school elementary system and therefore WILL BE CLOSED

on the following days:  Labour Day, Thanksgiving, two weeks over Christmas, Family Day, one week for March Break, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Victoria Day. Fees remain the same each month. If a special event is scheduled for all families to attend the preschool will be closed.

Preschool remains open on Public and Separate School Board Professional Development Days.

Last day of preschool is the Friday of the last full week elementary schools are open in June.

Last week is used for cleaning and inventory.

Inclement Weather

In case of icy roads, severe snow fall, or extreme cold etc., the preschool may close. When area schools are cancelled, a message will be sent out between 7 and 7:30am to keep you informed of our closure.  If closed, we will aim to post on our Facebook page, inform you by email or text. Always use your own best judgment when driving in poor weather conditions. Inform us if not attending due to weather.


Coatroom doors open at 8:30 a.m.  Classroom doors will open between 8:55-9:00 am and 12:40-12:45 pm.

**Pick-up times are: 11:30-11:35 am, or 12:00 -12:05(M<W<F) and 3:15 -3:15 pm. 

Please park along Evans Road. You will be asked to sign a parking agreement regarding your reasonability of ensuing that the rules are followed.  There is a designated space near the gate for those with disabilities and/or multiple younger children. You may apply to the supervisor for the parking pass to use this space. It is important to vacate this space quickly for others to use.

Do not park anywhere else in Riverwood parking lot.

Wheelchair access, or if gate area is unsafe, you are welcome to go through Retirement Home to use an elevator.

Your child will only be released to those granted permission by the parent/guardian. You must inform staff of any changes.  We will not release children without proper authorization and identification. It is important to have emergency contacts. If child is not picked up within one hour of pick up time after making attempts to contact parents and emergency contacts, staff will involve police and/or Children’s Aid Society.

**Some circumstances may require a copy of legal custody papers to be kept on file.


Preschool DaysHoursMonthly Fees
1 Session 2.5 hr1x 2.5 hr$110
1 Session 3 hr1x 3 hr$130
Tuesday and Thursday AM or PM 2x 2.5 hr$198
Monday & Wednesday & Friday Am 3x 3 hr$331.50
2 x 3hr mornings2x 3hr$234
Monday & Tuesday & Thursday PM 3x 2.5 hr$280.50
Monday to Friday AM 14 hrs3x 2.5 hr$518.50

How to calculate:

Regular Price:3 hours session (Mon, Wed, Fri am 9:00 to 12:00)$130
2.5 hours session (Tues, Thurs am 9:00 to 11:30 am)
and (Mon, Tues, Thurs pm 12:45 to 3:15)$110
Applicable Discount:1 session0%
2 sessions-10%
3 sessions or more-15%

Please call Chrissy, our coordinator for more details – (705) 435-2482 or email at ckpalliston@gmail.com.

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