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!


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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A bustling classroom and community!

What a busy and fun school year it's been! While it is always with a tinge of sadness that we find new sick children who need us, we are so glad to be here for them! Midway through the school year, enrollment continues to surge. Our young students are enthusiastically making new friends, learning new things and having loads of fun!

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Gym now in the neighbourhood

Our gym program with Calgary STARS Gymnastics & Cheer has resumed at their brand new location near Jamie's and the Alberta Children's Hospital. We are super excited to have STARS in the neighbourhood!


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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Energy Fore Friends tees off to support community!

Our thanks go out to Energy Fore Friends for years of very generous support. We are honoured to be among the beneficiaries—alongside the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and Special Olympics Calgary—of this annual charity golf tournament that brings the energy sector together to give back to the community. This year's tournament, the 10th annual, will be held on June 23 at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club.

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