Preston's mom
"We have been going to Jamie's since 2013 and my son just loves it. They are so kind and caring. An amazing preschool. Very warm and inviting. The people I have met over the years have become like family to us. In my darkest times this preschool showed me some light!"
—Preston's mom
Grace's mom

"Jamie’s was our only outing and outlet for three years. It gave us connections with others we will cherish for life. Jamie's made everything that seemed so very wrong in the world at that time OK."
—Grace's mom

A safer haven for kids with fragile immune systems

Welcome to Jamie's Preschool

Jamie’s Preschool provides a rich program of play, learning and support for children facing cancer, blood disorders, organ transplants and other critical illnesses. Founded in 1986 by parents of Calgary cancer patients, Jamie’s operates as an independent, registered charity and is one of North America's only early childhood education programs that serves immune-compromised children.

Jamie's Preschool holds classes three afternoons a week at a location near the Alberta Children's Hospital, including a weekly music program, a nearby gym class, plus special outings and field trips... Contact us to learn more!


2017 Child Development Professional Award of Excellence

We are pleased to announce that Tiffany Howe was awarded the 2017 Child Development Professional Award of Excellence.  Mrs Howe was presented the award by the Minister of Child Services, Danielle Larivee.

Mrs. Howe was recognized for her outstanding role she plays in our program. Tiffany puts her heart and soul into our school and she goes above and beyond supporting our families.

Congratulations Mrs Howe!


Registration Night Open House

Wednesday August 15, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Parents with immune-compromised children or children with fragile immune systems are invited to drop by Jamie's Preschool and see our state-of-the-art facility, centrally located near the Alberta Children's Hospital, meet staff, directors, volunteers and other parents. Jamie's is a safer haven for preschool-aged children with fragile immune systems, and their siblings, offering sheltered play and learning experiences at the preschool and in the community. Please RSVP to, or get in touch to learn more!


Music and PEER programs at Jamie's!

We are pleased to announce that our music teacher Erika Lieu will continue her wonderful program at Jamie's and Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta will also be continuing its PEER program (Pediatric cancer patients and survivors Engaging in Exercise for Recovery) to Jamie’s on Wednesdays during school hours. PEER is an exercise program designed to improve recovery and enhance quality of life for children affected by cancer and other critical illnesses (patients on and off treatment as well as siblings).



Back to school! 

School Resumes Tuesday September 4, 2018.  Looking forward to another fun year at Jamie's Preschool!


Thanks to our families for the new bench! 

We are so grateful to our families for their thoughtful gift of a new park bench for our outdoor play area. Thanks again to all who co-ordinated, contributed, sourced and installed this wonderful addition to our playground!

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