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We are selling Raffle Tickets in November – Prize Draw: Dec 15, 2016

We are busy collecting donations from local businesses for this year’s raffle prizes. We have one night in a deluxe lakeview room with breakfast at Chateau Lake Louise, a helicopter sightseeing tour for two by Alpine Helicopters, a family VIP package for Sunshine Village, and many more! Full prize list will be posted here in early November, and tickets will be available for sale in mid-November and at the Artisans Market, Nov 19-20.

This fundraiser does rely on parent participation, and we ask each preschool family to sell at least one book of tickets. There will be prizes for the families that sell the most tickets!

Canmore Christmas Artisans Market – November 19 & 20


Mark your calendars – the 21st Annual Artisans Market will take place November 19 & 20, 2016 at Canmore Collegiate High School from 10am to 4pm each day. Admission is $3 in support of Canmore Preschool.

Please visit the market website for more information for shoppers or artisans –

Please contact for inquiries about the market. Like us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on market news!


Ms. Nataliya is Moving!

A Message from the Chairperson

Hello Preschool Families,

I’m sad to say that Ms. Nataliya and her family are moving away from the Bow Valley. We will miss her kindness and creativity at Preschool next year!Worms!

Our board made an excellent decision in 2007 when they chose to hire Nataliya. She came to Canmore Preschool with an Honours degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Ukraine, and several years’ practical experience working with preschool-aged children in Canada. Our children have benefited from her experience, patience, and good cheer for the past nine years.

In her teaching, her deep knowledge of best practices in early childhood education has always been filtered IMG_6668through her dynamic personality. She has invented new art projects, taught the children how to decorate pyansky (traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs), and invited her daughter Melanie to visit Preschool to demonstrate and teach dances. Nataliya has always brought delightful and engaging activities into her classes.

Nataliya will still be running Canmore Preschool summer camps this July, programs which she founded in 2012. Over the years the entire Fladager family has contributed to the summer camps, especially Nataliya’s husband Dave whose expertise as a science teacher has enriched our “Young Scientists”.Outdoor Day

We will convey our thanks to Nataliya and her family at the End of Year Party on June 23. At that time, we will have a card or guest book for those who want to write a note of appreciation and best wishes for the adventures ahead.

Looking forward for the Preschool, we are seeking another top-notch early childhood educator to join our team, and the hiring committee will begin interviewing candidates soon. We hope to find someone as warm and wise as Ms. Nataliya!


Rachel Lippitt

Chairperson of the Board

Now Hiring: Preschool Teacher

Position Filled!


Sadly, Ms. Nataliya and her family are moving, so Canmore Preschool is currently accepting applications for the following position:

Preschool Teacher

Location: Canmore, AB

Status: Salaried; three-quarter time; late August to end of June, possible work in July

Closing Date for Applications: June 30, 2016

Starting Date: September 5, 2016; classes begin September 12.

The Canmore Preschool is a non-profit, parent-directed, educational program for 3- and 4-year-olds. We are the longest-running preschool in Canmore, providing outstanding early childhood education since 1972. Our programs follow the Canadian Rockies Public Schools calendar from September to June, and we offer summer camps in July.

Our program encourages learning through social play. Children this age learn through every game they play, whether at the craft table, in the block centre, in the gym, or outside. We aim to strike a happy balance between child- and teacher-directed activities each day to provide both structured and free learning opportunities.

We provide a progression for children from our 3-year-old classes to our pre-Kindergarten 4-year-old classes. The pre-K classes are challenged with longer classes, more pre-literacy and numeracy activities, more advanced gross and fine motor skills, and more structured activities to prepare them for the transition to Kindergarten.


  • Plan, prepare, and implement developmentally appropriate programs for both 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes. Schedule:
    • 4yo Pre-Kindergarten class M/W/F 8:45-11:45am
    • 3yo Preschool class T/Th 9:00-11:00am
    • Afternoon schedule to be determined but will include 6 to 12 hours per week of afternoon classes M-Th finishing no later than 3:30pm.
  • Effectively facilitate classes to create an environment for young children that is both creative/playful/active and also safe/respectful/organized.
  • Communicate effectively and warmly with parents about program activities, schedules, volunteering, and their child’s performance in preschool.
  • Communicate effectively with the board of parent volunteers, and attend board meetings every other month.
  • Work closely with the other preschool teacher, classroom aide, and office administrator on a daily basis.
  • Work closely with aides from the Cause & Effect Foundation.
  • Be open, welcoming, and understanding with families from diverse backgrounds.


  • Organized, energetic, creative, and warm-hearted.
  • Must have at least 3 years experience working with preschool children.
  • Possess certification as a Child Development Worker or higher (CDS and BEd preferred).
  • Possess certification in Standard First Aid, including child CPR and use of epi-pens.
  • Pass a Vulnerable Sector criminal record check.
  • Provide references.

Salary range will be commensurate with qualifications.

To Apply:

Email your cover letter and resume to


Canmore Preschool welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest.

Only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Space available in Young Scientists Summer Camp for ages 3 to 5!

July 11-15, 2016:
Young Scientists

Why is water wet? Why do balls bounce? How do magnets work? What is a rainbow? Can we make a volcano? What can float on air? We will try to find the answers to these and many other questions preschoolers might have. Children will enjoy captivating demonstrations, perform simple science experiments, and discover how science can help us to better understand the world around us.

Email to find out if space is still available.

2016 summer flyer

Frozen Flatbread Fundraiser – Product Pick Up June 13th 3-5pm

flatbread logoPick up went very smoothly – Thanks to the volunteers who helped out! And thanks to all who bought and sold and made flatbread!


Previous info:

We are selling frozen flatbreads again! Nutritious, delicious, locally made, these flatbreads are the ultimate easy family dinner after a busy day in the mountains. We hope you stock your freezer and your friends stock theirs as well!

Place orders online until May 29th, 2016, at 6pm.

Pick up product on Monday, June 13th between 3-5pm at Preschool.

To order please go to:

You can use the invite code “2” to place an order and Lindsey will be your contact person (403-678-2538), or if you are a preschool parent, please click “Register” at the top to get your own invite code. Then give the website and your invite code to anyone who wants to order!

2016 Rocky Mountain Fundraiser MENU

2016 Rocky Mountain Fundraiser ORDER FORM

Thanks for supporting Preschool!