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!


Ride 4 a Reason: Go, Noah!

Inspired by friends coping with cancer, 15-year-old Noah Epp of Calgary undertook a grueling challenge of his own in August, cycling 1,000 kilometres from Calgary to Vancouver cycled to raise funds for the Alberta and BC Children's Hospitals, Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, and our very own Jamie's Preschool. Last May Noah visited our classroom to share his journey with students, and learn more about their journeys with cancer. Gearing up for his ride, Noah said, "I'm going to give everything I've got for five days on the bike. The kids I've met fight every day."/p>

Noah's discipline, determination and spirit of giving are really something to celebrate. This is Noah's second major fund-raising adventure; at just nine years old he cycled from Calgary to Edmonton to raise money for cancer research.

Congratulations, Noah, on another successful ride! Our thanks go out to you and your family and supporters for your huge hearts and efforts on behalf of young people living with cancer. Read more about Noah and his ride at the CBC and Vancouver Canucks websites. Visit to show your support!


Calgary STARS Gym

Another big thank you to Calgary STARS Gymnastics and Cheerleading Centre and patrons for their generosity in the 5th Annual Fig the Pig Small Change for Big Changes campaign on behalf of Jamie's.

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Hockey Marathon scores big for kids with cancer

Jamie's student Christian Crowell was proud to support the players in the Hockey Marathon in Chestermere, May 6–16, 2012. Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you from our community to the teams, organizers, helpers and supporters! The event was a tremendous success, raising more than $1.5-million for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation to support pediatric oncology treatment and research.

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Thanks to CHAS!

Jamie's Preschool is the grateful recipient of a generous grant from the Children's Hospital Aid Society to update our library and furnish a reading corner in our future new premises. We are very excited about this opportunity! CHAS is a charitable organization that funds programs, services and projects for the Alberta Children's Hospital, other agencies and the community.


Jamie's applauds $5m donation to children's cancer research

Ethan Duncan, a cancer survivor and former student of Jamie's Preschool, was part of the celebration of a $5-million gift from Trican Well Services Ltd. to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation in December.

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