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

SCHOOL RESUMES TUESDAY, SEPT. 5! Parents with immune-compromised children in treatment at the Alberta Children's Hospital are invited to drop by Jamie's Preschool for our Registration Night Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come see our state-of-the-art facility, centrally located near the Alberta Children's Hospital, and meet staff, directors, volunteers and other parents. Jamie's is a safer haven for preschool-aged children with fragile immune systems, and siblings, offering sheltered play and learning experiences at the preschool and in the community. Please RSVP to, or get in touch to learn more!


All-new music and gym programs at Jamie's!

We are pleased to welcome Erika Lieu to Jamie's as our new music teacher, beginning in September. We are also pleased to announce that Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta is bringing its PEER program (Pediatric cancer patients and survivors Engaging in Exercise for Recovery) to Jamie’s on Wednesdays during school hours beginning in October. 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).



Our first-ever newsletter

Our first newsletter for families is hot off the press! We invite you to learn more about Jamie's by downloading our inaugural July 2017 edition here.


Back to school! 

We were so glad to see some of our little friends enjoying Jamie's playground through the summer, and so eager to get back into the classroom! This month we're looking forward to our first field trip to beautiful Kananaskis Country. Looking forward to another fun year at Jamie's Preschool!