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 and PEER classes plus special outings and field trips... Contact us to learn more!


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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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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We love our new trikes!

Another school year begins and It's so exciting to welcome many new families and welcome back so many familiar faces! Our 2014-15 year opened with a wonderful addition to our classroom resources of three brand new, beautiful red tricycles—a gift in memory of our special friend Carter James Macza, who passed away 10 years ago in June 2014.

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Jamie's community rallies at Open House 

Our thanks go out to all who dropped by to see our new preschool at our community Open House in November.

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A new year in a new school! 

Our doors opened in September at our wonderful new preschool, centrally located in Calgary's northwest close to the Alberta Children's Hospital. New and returning students are thrilled with their new classroom! Registration is ongoing. Please contact to learn more.

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