Preschool Program

Our preschool program is geared for children aged 3-5 years and is a play-based program, which means that opportunities for learning will take place throughout the day during structured and unstructured, active and quiet, indoor and outdoor activities. Play centres such as: Blocks, Dramatic Play, Science, Library, Art, Water, Sand, and Manipulatives Area will be set up in each play room to meet the developmental needs of all children enrolled, and are geared for their specific age group. Physical Activities are provided for a 35-minute period in all sessions, either outdoors in one of two play areas or in various gyms on campus. Nutritious snacks are also provided to the children.

Affiliation with Mount Royal University Bachelor of Child Studies Degree Program, Early Learning and Child Care Program, the Centre for Child Well Being and the Child Development Lab — resources and most recent educational knowledge and practices are shared between said departments  and the centre, thereby benefiting all parties involved.

Partnership with Kin-Dir Education Foundation - to provide screening, assessment and treatment for developmental delays and disabilities for children ages 2 1/2 years - Kindergarten age. Funding is provided through the Government of Alberta - for details regarding PUF Funding, visit:

Closures for Preschool

The centre follows Mount Royal University’s Calendar for closures (except, we remain open during the Stampede Parade morning; and are closed for two additional Professional Development Days) (closures outside of the ones listed, will be posted in advance)

4 SeptemberLabour Day
9 OctoberThanksgiving Day
13 NovemberRemembrance Day
25 December  - 1 January (inclusive)Christmas to New Year's
16 FebruaryProfessional Development Day
19 FebruaryFamily Day
30 MarchGood Friday
2 AprilEaster Monday
21 MayVictoria Day


Preschool Fees (Monthly)

SessionMRU Student/Employee     Public    
2-d (T/Th) am/ or pm$210$220
3-d (M/W/F) am/ or pm$285$295
5-d (M-F) am/ or pm$495$515


Payment methods Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Debit and Cheque. Visa, MasterCard and American Express payments accepted online through
Subsidy available through Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority at

Preschool Registration Form 2017-18