A non-profit play based preschool serving southwest Calgary since 1980

Tips for Choosing a Good Preschool


When choosing a pre-K program, look for signs that the school is employing best practices:

  • Kids have ample time to explore, play and be creative using a variety of materials
  • Teachers are warm and responsive & encourage conversation and participation
  • Kids feel safe and secure
  • Teachers set limits about acceptable behaviour, but also work with students to help them label, understand and cope with emotions


"Whatever happens in children's first educational experiences sets the stage for receptivity for what comes later - so if you inherit a nurturing and interesting environment in preschool, that's what school becomes for you"


Wenner Moyer, Melinda. "Getting Preschool Right." Scientific American Mind (March/April 2017: 26-24) 



"If having my third child registered in the Glenbrook Community Preschool isn't enough proof that it is an amazing school, I don't know what is! From the dedicated, well-trained staff to the rich play-based atmosphere, this school is exactly what I want for my young inquisitive minds. I have been impressed with how engaged my children are in the classroom, how warm and welcoming the staff are, and how ready each of my children have been/will be for Kindergarten. I would not hesitate to recommend this school to anyone looking for a solid foundation for their children's first steps into a journey of life-long learning."

-Maxine Bruggencate

Three Year Old Program


This is an un-parented program providing a supportive and nurturing environment for children to grow socially, intellectually, and emotionally at their own pace.  Children must be three years old before their first day of school AND turn three on or before December 31 of the preschool year.

Tues/Thurs 9:15-11:30am (FULL) OR 1:00-3:15pm (limited space)               
Three Year Old Program Information Sheet (PDF)


Four Year Old Program


This program provides opportunities for learning and growth that are developmentally appropriate for four-year-olds. With the same play-based learning environment as the three year old program, it introduces new activities for creativity, fine motor skills for handwriting, and additional opportunities for independence and leadership. Children must turn four on or before December 31st of the preschool year. 


Mon/Wed/Fri 9:15-11:30 (FULL) OR 1:00-3:15pm (limited space)         
Four-Year Old Program Information Sheet (PDF)

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