Where Learning Is Child’s Play!
My Little Preschool is celebrating its 13th year anniversary in business, serving families in Ottawa South.
However the seed was conceived many years before MLP officially opened door on July 14th, 2008!
It‘s been an exciting journey with many ups and downs as we got the privilege to get to know and care for our families, teach and learn along our educators and student teachers and last but not the least benefited from the wisdom of our many mentors and advocates along the way!
My Little Preschool offers two main programs for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Our programs focus on play and teaching life skills, hence our motto “Where Learning is Child’s Play”!
Our programs are well equipped and stocked with the latest educational toys and supplies catering to your children’s sense of wonder.
Our huge playground with its ever changing and natural setting promotes love of gardening, active games and sports for gross motor play.
Our art projects and sensory experiences promotes engagements and pleasure in process of creating.
Centre Tours are offered on Wednesdays, by appointments only. Because of COVID-19, we are swtched to Video-Call ins to offer virtual tours.
Call or email us to book an appointment to visit and see all we have to offer for yourself.
Call Now: 613.692.0004
Waiting Lists are maintained through City of Ottawa Centralized Waiting Lists.
POUNEH SHAKERI, B.Sc, RECE.
Owner & Director
Pouneh graduated from the Early Childhood Education Program at Algonquin College in 2001. Prior to that she studied Bachelor of Physics at Concordia University. Her love of Physics is the back bone of designing simple science experiences for toddlers and preschoolers.
She has been working with children of all ages throughout the past 20 years and is passionate about what she does. She often mentions her best days are actually the days she gets to be on the floor right in the middle of the action!
She also works for Algonquin College as the Faculty Supervisor in the ECE program, visiting centers throughout the city of Ottawa.
Being a mom of two also helps her to better understand the families she has the pleasure of working with.
Kaleb GRAHAM, RECE.
Preschool Program Educator & Leader
Amy Zwart, RECE.
Toddler Program Educator
Julia Van Haren, RECE.
Preschool Program Educator
SUMI SATHEES, Food Handler Certificate
Program Support Staff
“Jeremy is doing very well in school ", At our first meeting with the teacher she told us that even though Jeremy was the youngest he was far ahead of the other already 4 year olds with dressing, writing his name, alphabets and listening! Though still having problems with his running feet!!! How true. I thank My Little preschool for giving Jeremy that head start. We made a great choice having him at MLP for the year and I have recommended MLP to many people looking for care. Thanks again,
We had the pleasure of having our son, Nicholas, in the My Little Preschool Toddler program from October 2012-January 2013. While his stay was only a short one, we found their level of care and commitment to learning to be highly impressive. Our son really thrived at MLP and we were able to go off to work knowing that he was having fun, learning and staying safe in a loving environment. Their methods for documenting my son's daily activities and progress were excellent and very much appreciated. We certainly miss them and would recommend them to anyone looking for high quality child care! A huge thank you to all the staff at MLP!
By Lysa & Carlo Versace
My Little Preschool is like a second home for our son, Kael. He is welcomed with open arms by his teacher every single morning when he arrives. The staff at MLP have a genuine interest in helping the children learn and develop into caring and confident little people. The different activities scheduled for the children each week really are a lot of fun for our son. He is clearly learning about new concepts and developing new interests every single week! Most importantly, the staff at MLP provide our son with the love and nurturing he needs while his Mommy and Daddy are at work. Thank you MLP!
By Mike & Holly
What a difference MLP has made for Ashley! The approach of his previous daycare was less individualized, and he really withdrew while he was there. At MLP, he has found a place among his peers and made a lot of friends. MLP has fostered a great attitude in Ashley and they have helped to bring him out of his shell. Wherever he goes now, he sees his peers as friends and this is a direct result of the growing confidence he has developed with the guidance of the MLP staff. In addition, the daily forms, personal binders, and special art projects are informative and fun. They provide a direct window into Ashley's progress and are a record of the great memories we have all built at MLP. Coupled with a very inclusive approach to parent involvement, MLP is a place that I would not hesitate to recommend to any parent.
Our son attended MLP for 3 years, and he loved every minute of it. The staff at MLP are dedicated, caring, and work closely with each child and their family. The programming is excellent, with varied themes and activities, cooking days, and our son’s favourite – plenty of outdoor play. When he entered junior kindergarten, his teacher was impressed with all of the skills he had learned at MLP. We are very fortunate to have found such an excellent childcare provider.
Shopping around for daycare options can be frustrating. You want to find the right fit for your child so that when at work, you know your child is also happy. We tried in-home care and other preschool programs. We just couldn't find the right fit until we met the wonderful staff at My Little Preschool. We are so grateful for the attention and care that everyone gives to him -- as if he were family. The MLP program is a wonderful mix of free play and lessons which fosters learning in a fun and educational way. We couldn't be happier.
By The Rascanin's
I was nervous about the switch from a home daycare to a center, but My Little Preschool is proving to be the best of both worlds! We have 2 kids currently attending - one toddler and one preschool. Both are happy to be there and coming home with so much new knowledge and smiles on their faces - a parent's dream really. They are flourishing in this environment. The written reports I get to read every day help me stay involved. Would recommend My Little Preschool to EVERYONE :)
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815 River Rd., Manotick, ON k4M 1B2, CA
07:30 a.m. – 05:30 p.m.