LCDS Preschool & Kindergarten

LCDS Preschool and Kindergarten (Londonderry Child Development Society) was established in North East Edmonton in 1972 by a group of parents in the Londonderry Area who wanted an early learning program in their community for their young children. They established a small drop in preschool inside M.E. Lazerte High School.  They believed that learning should be fun, affordable and they wanted to be actively involved in their children’s education. 

LCDS is a Parent Cooperative, program and is a registered not-for-profit organization established under the Societies Act of Alberta. We are a private Early Childhood Services (ECS) program licensed under the Government of Alberta through Early Learning and Child Care Services and Alberta Education.  We employ a qualified Teacher (Bachelor of Education Degree) possessing a valid Teaching Certificate.  We are proud members of the Alberta Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta (AISCA) and the Northern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association (NAPTA).

We enjoy a good working relationship with Gateway Alliance Church and Little Genius Daycare.

Half-Day Programs
Learning Through Play
Educational Supports
Friendly & Kind Staff

LCDS Values

Today, LCDS Preschool and Kindergarten still operates with the same values and beliefs established by the founding members of the Society. Parents have the unique opportunity to be actively involved in their children’s education through daily classroom activities, operational committees and management of the school in coordination with the program’s teaching staff, Executive Director and Business Manager.
LCDS Preschool and Kindergarten distinguishes itself from other Edmonton preschools in that the program offers a Kindergarten program and the program is led by a Teacher with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology along with qualified Educational Assistants.
Learning Through Play
LCDS is a distinctive early learning program in that we offer both preschool and kindergarten in a combined classroom setting. We follow a ‘Learning through play” philosophy, in a language rich and fun environment. Under the guidance of our teachers, children aged 3, 4 and 5 attend together in the same classroom where they are introduced to a daily structured routine, balanced with learning and play. The program focuses on age appropriate development of the child’s language, vocabulary, social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and development. The teacher introduces the children to daily kindergarten curriculum concepts and focuses on Kindergarten readiness for all children. Children develop a strong foundation for future educational success.
Parent Involvement
A love of learning is encouraged in every child through structured activities, free play, daily projects, monthly themes and circle time. Special events such as seasonal parties, family events, field trips and in-class presentations are also included to enhance the learning process. Parent involvement plays a key role in the success of the program.

LCDS Events

  • 4 Nov
  • Deadline: 23 Nov
Purdy’s Christmas Chocolate Fundraiser
We are raising funds for our school with a Purdy's Christmas Chocolate campaign. Deadline for orders: November 23rd, 2021
  • 17 Nov
  • 9:00am-10:30am; 1:00pm-2:30pm
GYM DAY is here. Please sign up on the parent boards at school.

LCDS Programs

(3 – 4 years)
Preschool is a structured program with a focus on family & community.
Junior Kindergarten
(4 – 5 years)
For kids who are ready for Kindergarten, but won't be old enough this year.
Junior Kindergarten
(5+ years)
We offer a small class setting for with a maximum 1:6 teacher to child ratio.
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(3-5 years)
Take a look at all the different classes & programs we offer.
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Where To Next?

Meet Your LCDS Teachers

Resources - Helpful Sites & Info

Registration Info & Forms

Our happy parents

A Special LCDS Message:

We would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux (So-toe), Blackfoot, Métis, Dene (De-nay) and Nakota Sioux (Sue). We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

Contact us about your child's education, today!