The Canmore Preschool is a non-profit, parent-directed, cooperative educational program for 3- and 4-year-olds. We are the longest-running preschool in Canmore, providing outstanding education since 1972. Our programs loosely follow the Canadian Rockies Public Schools calendar from September to June, and we offer summer camps in July. Our capacity is 93 students – 48 3yo places and 45 4yo places – but this can vary if our class schedule changes. Our 3yo classes accept a maximum of 12 children, and our 4yo classes accept a maximum of 15 children.

Canmore Preschool Society is a separate organization from Canmore Community Daycare Society. We share the Roundhouse facility through a joint lease from the Town of Canmore. The Daycare also operates the JK at ERS.

Our Mission Statement 

We strive to foster in our children a lifetime love of learning and the skills to thrive within their community.

Our Philosophy 

Our program encourages learning through social play. We develop our students’ social, cognitive, gross, and fine motor skills, but we strive to do all this with joie de vivre. Children learn a great deal through play… it’s their work. It provides a natural opportunity for young children to learn new skills and practice familiar ones. Playing and sharing in a group helps prepare a child to succeed in their future endeavors, whether in team sports, class projects, travel, work, or family life. We all need to learn to thrive within a community!

Learning through play!