Welcome to Upper Lonsdale Preschool

Operating for over 70 years, Upper Lonsdale Preschool (ULP) is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment where children can explore, learn, and grow together through play.

Our child-centered, play-based program includes hands-on science adventures, baking exploration, discovery art, yoga, and lots of outdoor time! We believe in fostering curiosity and creativity in every child, providing them with a diverse range of experiences to inspire their learning journey. Read more about our program.

Our mission is simple: to offer a play-based program that fosters social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development in a safe and caring environment. Every child is welcomed, valued, and encouraged to build self-esteem and independence.

At ULP, we believe in the power of parent involvement. Rather than overwhelming commitments, we offer a flexible approach that allows parents to engage in ways that suit their schedules and preferences. From occasional event support to shaping the preschool’s vision, there’s a role for every family.

Join us in discovering the unique and exciting experiences that await your child and family at ULP. Come and see firsthand how we create a supportive community where every child can thrive.

At ULP we respectfully acknowledge that we work, play and learn on the unceded ancestral territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action.


Registration for the 2024/25 preschool year is now open. Simply complete our REGISTRATION FORM to join our community in September 2024.

The password for the form is ULP2024

Please see the Registration Page for further information or contact us directly at registration@upperlonsdalepreschool.com

Virtual open house


ULP was the most wonderful experience for us and the teachers are absolute gems that made navigating challenges with our developmentally delayed child so much easier. Not only did they connect me with resources I knew nothing about as a first time parent, but they made sure my child received the extra attention and encouragement she needed.
ULP really helps kids thrive, focusing on social bonds, learning through play and encouraging children to express themselves through music and movement. Quite frankly, I was a little sad when our time was done and I know many other parents felt the same way.
– ULP Parent, JP

This place is so magical! My daughter had extreme separation anxiety but instantly she LOVED this preschool and woke up every single day and asked to go to preschool. She comes home with the cutest art projects every day and tells me about the different activities they do each day. Can’t speak highly enough of the teachers, they put their heart in soul in the preschool and each kid. Highly recommended!!
– ULP Parent, JS

Preschool Hours

Children are enrolled in either the morning or afternoon classes.

AM Class
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:15AM – 11:45AM

PM Class
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
12:45PM – 3:15PM