Welcome to Orillia Central Preschool!


It is the goal of Orillia Central Preschool to provide an environment, which offers the opportunity for each child to develop in his or her own unique way. Our Preschool Programs are based on the philosophy that children’s play is valued, and that children interact with, and learn from their peers. Through play, children are encouraged to form positive relationships, make choices, and participate in a full range of activities. Our program is designed to enhance children’s development in all areas, foster self esteem and encourage both independence and interdependence, in an environment that is positive and free from coercion.


The Preschool had been located at 26 Coldwater Street East for 32 years but in June 2017, we moved into a newly built daycare attached to Orchard Park Public School at 24 Calverley Street.  This location is licensed for 139 children per day.  10 Infants, 23 Toddlers and 24 Preschoolers can now attend this daycare and seamlessly transition directly to this school if they are in this catchment area.  This location also provides care for our before and after school program, PD days, Christmas Break, March Break and summer camp.

To answer the needs of the community, in January 2014, we opened a second location at 547 Laclie Street.  This new location is licensed for 55 children per day and is called Orillia Central Preschool North.  We are licensed for 3 Infants, 15 Toddlers and 38 Preschoolers located in this quiet, family friendly neighbourhood.

On January 13, 2020 we opened our location at St. Bernard’s Catholic School at 255 Oxford Street. At this centre, we are licensed for 10 infants, 15 toddlers and 24 preschoolers.  As well as we run the before and after school program for the children enrolled there.