Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood Education program marks the beginning of your child’s educational journey. As a member of our Junior School community, you are part of the traditions that have become the foundation of our school for a century.

For almost 20 years, QMS has offered an engaging, play-based, Early Childhood Education curriculum that aims to inspire children to become lifelong learners. Our experienced educators provide a nurturing environment which fosters exploration, inquiry, and social interaction. We continue to enjoy a new facility that includes two spacious classrooms, meeting rooms, kitchen area, and an outdoor learning space.

Our ECE students also have the advantage of being part of a larger school community with access to a gymnasium, a library, music, healthy snacks and lunches, and other school resources. The program features are all included in the monthly cost.

For an approximate idea of tuition, fees, and availability of days, please see our 2023-2024 Early Childhood Education Tuition & Fees document.


Our Preschool and Junior Kindergarten classes offer children and their parents a unique educational and childcare opportunity:

  •  An enriching program keeps pace with each student’s evolving development and nurtures the whole child.
  • Uniforms create a sense of belonging.
  • A structured schedule includes library, music and gym time.
  • Healthy morning snacks and lunches are prepared on campus and served in the classroom.
  • Optional afternoon daycare from 12:00pm (noon) to 5:00pm.
  • Teachers in our Preschool and Junior Kindergarten programs are Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certified and are dedicated to providing a nurturing experience.

ECE Program Schedule (example)

QMS Preschool & Junior Kindergarten – Morning Program

8:15am–9:15am: Activity centers open for exploration (science,  art,  crafts,  small  and  large  motor  activities and dramatic play).
9:15am–9:30am: Clean up. Children assist in putting the toys away.
9:30am–9:45am: Snack (provided by QMS).
9:45am–10:30am: Group time and on campus activities (library, gym, music)
10:30am–11:30am: Outside play.
11:30am–12:00pm: Lunch (provided by QMS).
12:00pm: Parent pick-up for morning students.

QMS Preschool & Junior Kindergarten – Afternoon Care

12:00pm–2:00pm: Rest time/quiet activities such as puzzles, games, and play dough.
2:15pm–2:45pm: Snack (provided by QMS). Children assist in preparation and clean up.
2:45pm: Outside time with group games and activities.
5:00pm: Centre closes.

Interested in your child joining our ECE Program? Begin your application process now.

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