Most preschools in Calgary are run by private individuals and organizations; however we do offer some programs for children identified with exceptional needs, and three specialized programs for typically developing preschool children.
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Exceptional and Special Needs
Jack James Preschool
Jack James Preschool offers a mixed three- and four-year-old program for typically developing preschool children two mornings a week. The provincially licensed community preschool charges a minimal fee and is operated as an integral part of Jack James High School’s Child Care class.
- speech pathologists, occupational therapist and behaviour specialists are available
- large space
- a high-quality and positive learning environment and
- low student-to-teacher ratio with two qualified preschool teachers along with 10-16 student (Grade 11 and 12) helpers
403-248-4054 ext. 2147
Jack James High School
5105 8 Avenue SE
Medicine Wheel Preschool
The Medicine Wheel Preschool & Kindergarten programs are offered through Métis Calgary Family Services Society (MCFS), a non-profit, charitable organization, in cooperation with the Calgary Board of Education. Learn more in
Niitsitapi Learning Centre Preschool
Programming at the Niitsitapi Learning Centre provides early intervention through a holistic, strength-based, early learning environment. Students will build a strong academic foundation in a learning environment that reflects and nurtures their Indigenous identity. Learn more in
See the other pages in this section for more information on:
Learn more about Preschool for Deaf/Hard of Hearing in Supports for Students.