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Playschool & Preschool age Programs


Preschoolers love to be active – they run, jump, spin, leap and climb at every opportunity. It’s a great time to get them participating in preschool and playschool programs and learning physical literacy.

Drop-in preschool programs

Active Play, Kinder room, Jungle Gym and Tot’s Gym Time, find a drop-in program that allows your preschool aged children, to play, learn and grow. Available at Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres.

Seasonal playschool programs

We offer both unparented programs where you can have a break and parent & tot programs where you can watch your tot discover creative play and exploration through various activities.

The following locations are offering the seasonal programs:

Glenmore Aquatic Centre - 5330 19th St. S.W.

Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre - 1919 29th St. S.W.

Southland Leisure Centre - 2000 Southland Dr. S.W.

Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre - 6715 Centre St. N.

Village Square Leisure Centre - 2623 56th St. N.E.

Find and register for programs or build your own program guide. Learn more about how and when to register for our programs.​

School year playschool programs

Our playschools offer preschool children an active and engaging opportunity to learn physical and social skills. The children are taught active play, songs, activities, arts and crafts. They learn skills that help build the foundations of being active for life, while preparing them for school. Playschool programs are offered at our leisure centres from September to June for children 2Y – 4Y. Registration is ongoing throughout the year, based on availability.


Southland Leisure Centre and select pools offer babysitting services. Learn more.

Safety and supervision

Guidelines and supervision are provided in all preschool aged programs. To ensure the health and safety of participants, the programs have the following standards in place:

  • Our staff are selected on the basis of experience, ability to relate to children, and leadership skills. Staff receive training and are certified in Standard First Aid with CPR, and the High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development.
  • Lower ratios are in place for younger ages and some speciality programs.
  • All participants must be the appropriate age by the first day of the program.

Children with disabilities are welcome

Our playschool programs welcome and include children with disabilities. Please make us aware of any disabilities or behavioural needs that may affect your child's participation. While our goal is inclusive participation, there are times when a child requires more support than our current ratios are able to provide,  the program supervisor may request an aide. If required, it is the parent's responsibility to arrange for and provide the aide. Contact the program supervisor to obtain the Aide Expectation Information.

Your child's speech development: where should they be?

Evaluate your child's progress in speech development. If you have concerns, talk to your child's teacher, or if starting in September you would like a professional assessment, contact 403-366-3926 to acquire a form for the LEAD Foundation.