Registration for 2018-2019 is ongoing!

If you haven’t registered yet, the sooner the better! To register, click the orange button above and to the right. You can call our office at 403-678-2538 (M-Th 8:30-3:30) or email with questions or to find out current availability. We hope to see you in the fall!

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Enjoy Spring Break! March 26 to April 6, 2018

Canmore Preschool follows the schedule of the Canadian Rockies Public Schools, including 2 weeks off for spring break.

Classes resume April 9th, 2018.

We wish everyone a happy Easter and springtime!

Rocky Mountain Raffle 2017 – Congratulations, Winners!

Congratulations to the winners!

Heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors! Thank you, Bow Valley and beyond 🙂 And last but definitely not least, our thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets. We appreciate it!

1st Prize:        Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Deluxe Lakeview Room with Breakfast and Valet Parking ● Sunshine Village 4 Child Lift Tickets ● Starbucks $100 Gift Basket – IAN CARTER

2nd Prize:       Rimrock Resort 1 Night Premium Accommodation & Breakfast for 2 ● Brewsters Banff Explorer Pass (Gondola & Lake Cruise) for Family of 4 ● Buffalo Mountain Lodge 3-Course Dinner for 2 – ELIZABETH JOLICOEUR

3rd Prize:       Juniper Lodge 1 Night Standard Room ● Mt. Norquay Ski Area Quality Time Family Package – Lift Tickets, Rentals, and Tubing for 4 ● Discover Banff Sleigh Ride for 2 – FELIX PFISTER

4th Prize:       Clique Mountain Resort 2 Nights in a Luxurious Bedroom Suite ● Canmore Nordic Centre 1 Adult Season Pass ● Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Christmas Gift Box – GRAHAM COOK

5th Prize:       Iron Goat Restaurant Chef at Home – Catered Dinner for 6 ● One Wellness Spa 90-minute Pedicure ● Save-On-Foods Gift Basket – VERONIQUE POULIOT

6th Prize:       Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Saturday Brunch for 4 ● Le Chocolatier Gift Basket ● Loft Hair Studio Gift Bag – EVYLYN MATHEWS

7th Prize:       Calaway Park 4 Passes ● Elevation Place Family Go Beyond Day Pass ● Calgary Hitmen 4 Tickets for Regular Season Game 2017-2018 – SALLY CAUDILL

8th Prize:       Canmore Golf and Country Club 2 Green Fees w/Power Cart for 2018 Season ● CrossFit Canmore 10 Punch Pass ● Save-On-Foods Gift Basket – PETE ROCHACEWICH

9th Prize:       Canmore Lube & Muffler $250 Gift Certificate ● Primitive Imprint Tattoo $100 Gift Card ● Rocky Mountain Flatbread $50 Gift Certificate – JANICE BRABON

10th Prize:     Bodhi Tree Spa 60-Minute Facial and Pedicure ● Willow Flower Co $90 Gift Basket ● Chez Francois Breakfast Voucher – MABLE HAASE

Additional sponsors include: The Wood ● Sports Experts ● Craig’s Way Station ● Boston Pizza ● Good Earth Cafe ● Hijinx Toys ● Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe

All Proceeds Support Canmore Preschool providing early childhood education in the Bow Valley.

  • 2000 Tickets at $5 each.
  • License #448984
  • Prize draw: Dec 14, 2017

Thinking about Pre-K? Here’s what we offer…

2019spaceavailposterThe four pillars of Canmore Preschool are –

  1. Fun ♥
  2. Socialization ♥
  3. Cognitive and Physical Development ♥
  4. Community ♥

Studies have shown that attending preschool has long-term positive effects on our children. Future education, relationships, careers, happiness…however you measure success, preschool provides a step up.

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And yet, our classes often look like playtime! The same studies have shown that the most effective approach to early education is a mix of teacher-directed activities and child-directed exploration. Children learn through play.


As children learn to share and progress from parallel play to cooperative play, they develop their first friendships with peers. Along the way we demonstrate and encourage children to show respect and empathy – for themselves, their peers, their teachers, and visitors to the class – for everyone!


Body Moves class.IMG_2461With daily opportunities for social play, arts and crafts, stories, songs, physical activity either in the gym or outside, and games that teach colours, shapes, letters, numbers, counting, and patterning, we provide all the materials your child needs to thrive, develop new skills, and move up to kindergarten with confidence.

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As a non-profit, parent-run, licensed program, founded in 1972, Canmore Preschool has deep roots in our community. We enjoy having parents in the classroom, and welcome many community visitors each year – firefighters, librarians, Alberta Parks educators, RCMP… We want our classes to reflect the diversity and strength of our community!

2018-2019 Online Registration for Canmore Preschool & PreK

New Artisans Market Coordinator

We are pleased to have hired Julia Freeman at the new Artisans Market Coordinator. Welcome, Julia! Thank you to all who applied.

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Are you friendly, detail-oriented, organized, and interested in art and quality craft? This year will be the 22nd annual Canmore Christmas Artisans Market and we are seeking a new coordinator to take over the helm and maintain the market’s position as a much-loved community event. This is a very part-time position, except during the third week in November.

2017 Artisans Market position description

Register for 2017-2018 online now – and attend AGM on March 1st!

You may now submit your registration for 2017-2018 by clicking on the orange button above and to the right.

Families who attend our AGM & Registration Night at 7pm, March 1st, at the Holiday Inn (1 Silvertip Trail, Nakiska Room) are placed in classes before those who do not attend. So please remember to come to the meeting! We will keep it short and sweet.

After the AGM, registration is first come first served, if there are still spaces available.

Before we can make class lists in March, we need to have a full board of volunteers for 2017-2018. Here are descriptions of available positions. Board members’ children are guaranteed their class placement, and it fulfills your volunteer hours, so give us a call to join the board!


Raffle Tickets on Sale Now! Prize Draw Dec 15th

Raffle tickets are on sale now! $5 per ticket, only 2,000 printed, and 10 fantastic prize packages to win.

1st Prize:        Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Deluxe Lakeview Room with Breakfast and Valet Parking ● Tin Box Gift Basket

2nd Prize:       Sunshine Village Family VIP Package – Skiing for 2 Adults and 2 Children with Reserved Parking ● Chez Francois $100 Gift Card

3rd Prize:       Rimrock Resort 1 Night plus Primrose Breakfast for 2 ● Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club Greens Fees for 2 with Cart ● Willow Flowers Gift Basket

4th Prize:       Clique Mountain Resort 1 Night in a 1-Bedroom Suite ● One Wellness Spa Hot Stone Treatment ● The Loft Men’s or Women’s Haircut

5th Prize:       Copperstone Resort 1 Night Queen Suite with a Den (bunkbeds) ● Calaway Park 4 Passes ● Valbella $50 Gift Card

6th Prize:       Mt. Norquay Ski Area Quality Time Family Package – Lift Tickets, Rentals, and Tubing for 4 ● Buffalo Mountain Lodge Dinner for 2

7th Prize:       Iron Goat Restaurant Chef at Home – Catered Dinner for 6 ● Canmore Nordic Centre 4 Adult Ski Passes ● Elevation Place Family Go Beyond Day Pass

8th Prize:       Canmore Golf and Country Club 2 Green Fees w/Power Cart ● CrossFit Canmore 10 Punch Pass ● Craig’s Way Station 2*$10 Gift Cards

9th Prize:       Alpine Helicopters Standby Flight for 2 ● Canmore Lube & Muffler $250 Gift Card

10th Prize:     The Main Street Canmore Experience – HiJinx Toy Shop Blossom Cottage and Holiday Barbie ● Murrieta’s $50 Gift Card ● Just Be $50 Gift Card ● Rocky Mountian Bagel Co. Gift Card, Free Coffee, and Travel Mug ● Timothy’s Popcorn & Candy Jelly Belly Harry Potter Bean Boozled Basket ● The Wood $100 Gift Card

All proceeds directly support our preschool and pre-kindergarten programs. License #448984

Preschool families are asked to sell at least one book of 10 tickets. Everyone who sells two books will be entered in a prize drawing for a $50 gift card to Save-On-Foods plus a Tim Horton’s gift basket.

Families who sell the most tickets will win:

1st Prize:

Playmobile Pirate Ship and Clubhouse from Hijinx Toys worth $200, plus a $10 gift card to Craig’s Way Station.

2nd Prize:

$25 Gift Card from Safeway, plus a $10 gift card to Craig’s Way Station.

3rd Prize:

Free Small Pizza at Red Rock Pizza, plus a $10 gift card to Craig’s Way Station.

Space available for 3yos! Register Now for January 2017

Spaces still available in morning classes for children with birthdays in 2013! We call theses “3yo” classes, but the age cutoff follows the calendar year the same as Canadian Rockies Public Schools, so children will begin turning 4 in January. You can register now to begin attending after winter break on January 10th.

Please click the button in the upper right to submit your forms and registration fee online.

Questions? Want to find out current availability? Email or call our office at 403-678-2538. Office hours: M-Th, 8:30am-3:30pm.

Learning through play!