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The following directory includes preschools and playschools which feature some French-second-language learning. This ranges from those which regularly include some French-language activities to “immersion” programs in which most or all of the time is spent in French.

Only those preschools which accept non-Francophone children are listed.

If you know of a preschool that should be included, or of any changes to the following information, please e-mail us.

CPF Alberta receives and distributes news of many resources and products designed to be of interest to students of French and their parents.

Publication does not imply CPF endorsement.

Airdrie

École des Petits Amis
A private French immersion playschool for children aged 3 and 4
Located North of Superstore
Please contact Jackie at 403 512 3921 or at info@ecoledespetitsamis.com

Ardrossan

Our Little Friends / Les Petits Amis
A non-profit French immersion playschool for children aged 3 to 5
Located in the Ardrossan United Church (22 Main Street, Ardrossan AB)
Please contact Kari at (780) 922-4447

Barrhead

Barrhead and District Preschool
French preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds
Located within Barrhead Elementary School (5103 – 53 Ave)
Please contact them at 780-305-9502 or via email

 

Beaumont

L’École des petits
A non-profit French immersion playschool for children aged 3 to 5.
2- and 3-day programs.
Located at 4904 – 50 Ave., in Beaumont
Please contact them at 780-929-5445

Bonnyville

Notre Dame Elementary School
French introduction preschool for 4-year-olds
Located at 4711-48 Street, Bonnyville
They may be reached at  (780) 826-3485

Calgary

northeast:
Delta West Academy
The preschool has some French included in the program
Located at 414 – 11A St. NE
Please contact them at 403-290-0767

northwest:
La Coccinelle French Immersion Preschool
An immersion program for 3- and 4-year-olds
Located at 3303 Capitol Hill Cres NW
Please contact them at 403-815-4063

southeast:
Active Learning Nursery École
French/English bilingual program featuring music, dance and art
Located at 430 Acadia Dr SE, Calgary
Please contact them at 403-473-0600 or via email 

Leap n’ Learn Preschool
introductory French for ages 3 to 5 incorporated into the program through music, instruction and play
Three locations (all may be contacted via email):

Okotoks (103-235 Milligan Drive, Okotoks)
Please contact them at 403-995-8137

Walden/Chaparral (260-151 Walden Gate SE, Calgary)
Please contact them at 403-453-1020

Silverado (750-19369 Sheriff King Street SW, Calgary)
Please contact them at 403-453-1020

Love of Learning Preschool
Located in the community of Woodlands
Please contact them at 403-238-2914
There is some French included in the program

V.I.K. Academy Ltd
V.I.K. Academy Preschool & Kindergarten French Immersion Programs & Daycare in Calgary put children at the centre of their educational experience
Located at 15426 Bannister Road SE
Please contact them at (587) 351-5960, or their Director, Julie Errmann 

southwest:
Apple Tree Preschool
Located within the Shoppes of Bridlewood, 2335 – 162nd Avenue SW
Please contact them at 403-278-0360
There is some French included in the program

Calgary French & International School
An immersion program for 3- and 4- year olds
They are located at 700 – 77 St. SW
Please contact them at 403-240-1500

Calgary Early Learning Centre
140 Haddon Road SW (upstairs Haddon Road School)
Please contact them at (403) 255-4288
There is some French included in the program

École Pré-Maternelle Mme Héléne
Located at 3011 – 35 St. SW (in École Holy Name School)
Please contact them via email at mmehelene@telus.net
The program is an immersion preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds

Lycée Louis Pasteur
Located at 4099 Garrison Blvd. SW
Please contact them at 403-243-5420
They are a preschool program within an International French School

Think Sun Pre-School Academy
Located at #10 – 5555 Strathcona Hill SW
Please contact them at 403-240-4466
There is some French included in the program

Camrose

Amusons-nous en français
A weekly “French is Fun” playgroup for 3- and 4-year-olds at the Camrose Public Library
Please contact CPF Camrose for more information

Cold Lake

Holy Cross Elementary School
French introduction preschool for 4-year-olds
Located at 5201 49 Street, Cold Lake
Please contact them at 780-594-0700

St. Dominic Elementary School
French introduction preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds
Please contact them at 780-639-3520
They are located at 920 7 St, Cold Lake

 

CPF Alberta receives and distributes news of many resources and products designed to be of interest to students of French and their parents.
Publication does not imply CPF endorsement.

Edmonton

Beaux Esprits Playschool
A non-profit, French immersion playschool for children aged 3 to 5
Located in Our Lady of Victories School – Room #007, 7925-158 Street
Please contact them at 780-484-4926or by email

Grandin Préscolaire
French immersion preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds
Located at 10209 – 123 St.
Please contact them at 780-447-5995

Les Bouts d’Choux
Located in Frère Antoine School – 2850 Mill Woods Rd NW
Please contact them at 780-975-7188 or by email

Les Causeries Playschool
A French immersion preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds
Located in the Pleasantview Community Hall at 10860 57 Avenue
Please contact them at 780-435-8875 or by email

Montessori & Me
Located within Ormsby Elementary School, 6323 – 184 St.
Please contact them at 780-430-7990 or 780- 484-8748 or via email
There is some French included in the program

Montessori Bilingual Academy
A bilingual preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds
Located at 16629 – 83 Ave.
Please contact them at 780-481-1020

Fort Saskatchewan

Fun With French Preschool
A non-profit French immersion preschool for children aged 3 to 5
It is located in École Parc Élémentaire (9607 Sherridon Drive).
Please contact them at (780) 716-7678 or by email

Grande Prairie

French preschool program
Two mornings a week program with a certified teacher for 3- and 4-year-olds
Located within École Parkside School (9617 – 91A Ave)
Please email Ginette Pele or phone 780-532-7429

Les Bout’choux French Preschool
For ages 3½ to 5 at École St Gérard School (9724 – 88 Ave)
Programs run during the morning and afternoon – there is an option of two or four half-days
The teachers are certified and the program is licensed
Please register at the ACFA office (#101- 9927-97 Ave)

High River

Les Amis Francophones
a free weekly French playgroup for children aged 0-5 and their parents/guardians
the Thursday morning activities and field trips are held in the Foothills area, mainly in High River and Okotoks
contact Isabelle at 403-649-0613 for more information and a schedule

Leduc
Jack and Jill Preschool
Located at 5212 – 50 Street Leduc, AB T9E 6V6
Bilingual preschool program for children ages 3-5
Please contact them at 780-739-JILL or at jackandjillplayschoolleduc@hotmail.com

Leduc Preschool Learning Centre/Daycare
Ronald A. Thompson, Program Director
phone 780-980-0674

Lethbridge

Kinderplay program
A bilingual pre-kindergarten program
Located within École St. Mary School, 1023 5th Ave South
Please contact the school at 403-327-3098

Medicine Hat

Au Chapeau Playschool
A bilingual preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds
Please contact them at (403) 529-7695 or (403) 526-2392, or by email
They are located at 101 8 St SW (Medicine Hat)

St. Mary’s Pre-School
Program runs during the afternoons
Located within École St. Thomas d’Aquin (1970 – 19 Ave. SE)
Please contact them at 403-527-7333

Okotoks
Leap n’ Learn Preschool
Introductory French for ages 3 to 5 incorporated into the program through music, instruction and play
Located at 103-235 Milligan Dr Okotoks, AB, T1S 0B8
Please contact them at 403-995-8137 or by email

Red Deer

 Chez Madame Amélie
Bonjour à vous. Des places se libèreront en Aout 2017 à la garderie “Chez Madame Amélie.” Chez nous, les amis parlent principalement français (les autres langues ne sont pas bannies pour autant n’ayez pas peur). Mais notre mission première est d’inculquer et de maintenir le français parlé chez les enfants. La garderie est située dans le secteur Timberlands nord à Red Deer, près d’un parc / école et d’une succursale de la bibliothèque municipale. Nos petits amis sont biens connus à la bibliothèque, et y sont appréciés. Notre milieu de vie est éducatif, doux, aimant, sécuritaire, sain et sans fumée il va de soi. Il y a beaucoup d’activités éducatives, on sort dehors très souvent, car le plein air c’est la santé. L’arrière cour est naturellement clôturée et spécialement aménagée pour les petits. Sécurité et confort de vos petits oblige: les “criminal record check”, cours de secourisme, etc. sont à jour. Des références sont disponibles sur demande. Ce sera avec plaisir que je répondrai à votre appel au 403-713-1025 (après 18:00 SVP) ou n’hésitez pas à m’écrire à l’adresse suivante: amelie.raymond@hotmail.com J’ai hâte de vous connaître ainsi que vos petits. PS je peux aussi offrir sur demande un service “avant – après école” pour les frères et soeurs plus agés si votre enfant fréquente la garderie. Enfin, mes deux grandes ados Charlotte et Mathilde peuvent aussi vous aider pour vos besoins de gardiennage les soirs et fin de semaine, au besoin.

St. Albert

Les Tournesols Preschool
French immersion preschool program for children ages 3-4
Located at 15 Mission Avenue St. Albert
Please contact them at 780-460-2201

 

Stony Plain

Garderie Privée Francophone
Private French dayhome. They provide before and after school care, help with homework, and learning activities. Located in Stony Plain.
Please contact them at (780) 232-2173.

 

Sherwood Park

 
Les Petits Soleils Inc. Preschool
French immersion programming for children aged 3 and 4
They are located in Ecole Campbelltown School – Room #104, 271 Conifer Street
Please contact them at 780.709.2609 or via email

Springbank

Montessori Preschool of Redwood Meadows-Bragg Creek
There is some French included in the program, with special consideration for those entering immersion kindergarten the following fall
#1G Manyhorses Dr., Redwood Meadows
Please contact them at 403-701-4840 or by email

Sylvan Lake

French Jr. Kindergarten
The preschool program is operated through Kindercare, and is bilingual
Please contact them at 403-887-5330 or by email
They are located at 4725 – 43rd Street in Sylvan Lake

 

CPF Alberta receives and distributes news of many resources and products designed to be of interest to students of French and their parents.
Publication does not imply CPF endorsement.