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!


Jamie's mural

Artist Wendy Palmer worked with Jamie's students past and present to create this mural, a gift for their dearly loved teacher Mrs. Mackie that now hangs in the preschool.


Jamie's Christmas Party 2010

More heartfelt thanks to our good friends in the Southwest Alberta Benevolent Society (SWABS) for another wonderful Christmas party!

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Jamie's Hallowe'en Party 2010

Thanks to Darren Makowichuk at Sun Media for these great photos! And thanks to the volunteers at SWABS for organizing the party and the treats. It was a great time.

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Christmas Party 2009

The SWABS' 2009 Christmas party for Jamie's kids and families was featured on CBC's The National. View clip here.


Jamie's school is a safe haven for children with cancer