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!


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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Camp Quality puppets visit Jamie's 

Thank you to our friends in the Camp Quality Puppet Program, who delighted a group of Jamie's students with their life-sized puppet show that models how children can be caring and supportive to one another, especially when a child has a major illness such as cancer.

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Jamie's ♥ golfers

Many cheers for our friends among the staff at CIBC Wood Gundy Calgary, plus their colleagues and friends, who made Jamie's the beneficiary of their second annual Fore Charity golf tournament.

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So many thanks to our friends in the community!

We can't say enough how much we appreciate the kindness and generosity of our community partners. In Calgary and beyond special individuals and groups make it possible for our students and their families to enjoy sheltered opportunities in the community and some good old holiday fun.

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A new playground!

Spring has sprung and we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our regular program to the great outdoors, on a brand new playground built especially for Jamie’s students last November. We are tremendously grateful for every contribution great and small that helped us provide this wonderful opportunity for fun, motor development and fresh air for our preschoolers, most of whom can’t play at public playgrounds due to their fragile immune health.

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