About Us

We are the first transition for children into the extended Estonian community. We make this transition as smooth as possible by providing a warm and welcoming setting for families and children. We do this through a curriculum based on play, music and other activities that promote social relationships in the Estonian language. We also introduce children to Estonian traditions and culture.

Our Sponsors

T.E.S. Lasteaed has a number of Sponsors who allow us to continue our Program:

  • Eesti Abistamiskomitee Kanadas / Estonian Relief Committee
  • Eesti Sihtkapital Kanadas / Estonian Foundation of Canada
  • Toronto Eesti Ühispank / Estonian Toronto Credit Union
  • AKEN / Canadian Estonian Women’s Alumni Association


We are a nonprofit organization, which supports itself (self-managing) on the cooperative principle with direct support from the parents of the children. Our qualified teachers, while not fully volunteers, receive payment significantly below market rate for their services and our parents donate many volunteer hours to support the school.

If you are able to, please support the Kindergarten through a tax deductible donation, by downloading the form below and forwarding it, together with a cheque payable to: National Estonian Foundation of Canada.