Spaces still available for the 2019-20 School Year!

Small Hands, Great Treasures Playschool

Our playschool is a quality, licensed, play-based playschool within a Christian environment, serving the families of the community for 18 years

We believe our program meets the needs of the whole child by combining an intentional balance between indoor and outdoor play, structured and whole group experiences.

“Both of our daughters attended this playschool and we have nothing but positive feedback for the program and teachers. Our girls both enjoyed playschool very much and the teachers and support staff are all wonderful. I would certainly recommend this playschool for anyone looking to put their child in a preschool program.” - Alice

The Learning Environment

At Small Hands, Great Treasures Playschool, we believe children learn best:

  • Through play, at a rate unique to themselves

  • Through repetition, building through past experiences and through the use of all their senses

  • In a creative and investigative environment

  • When they feel a sense of achievement and self-worth while feeling physically and emotionally safe

Playschool Features

  • Activity areas that change monthly

  • Full-size gym for games and equipment such as parachute and plasma cars

  • Fenced outdoor play area

  • Small class sizes, snack included

  • Parent volunteers are welcome (police checks required)

  • Special events throughout the year (i.e. “Meet the Teacher” night, Mother’s Day Tea,4 Year-Old Graduation)

  • We observe Christmas and Easter, however our curriculum is not faith-based

The Role of Families

We understand that you know your child best as you are their first and life-long teacher. Therefore, we are excited to partner with you to create positive experiences both at home and at school through ongoing communication and cooperation.

Our Staff



Mrs. Sloan

Hayley was born in North Wales and immigraed to Canada as a child. She attended Wilfrid Laurier University and then earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. She worked as an elementary and special education teacher with a focus on literacy development.

Hayley has recenlty relocated to Calgary with her husband and two children. She is very excited about her role as Director of Small Hands, Great Treasures and is looking forward to meeting all the families of the playschool.


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Mrs. Louie

Mrs. Louie was raised in Calgary and graduated from U of C in Education. Upon graduation, she moved to Vancouver and taught elementary school for a number of years. Her family returned to Calgary where she taught ESL at the YWCA. She also worked casually in Perinatal Education for AHS while raising three young children.

Mrs. Louie feels privileged to have had varied experiences in the broad field of education. She is delighted to be back again for another year of teaching at the playschool.

Teacher Assistant

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Caroline Felker

We are so happy to have Mrs.Caroline joining our playschool again this year! She has 14 years’ experience working with preschool children and has her Child Development Assistant certification.

She and her husband have two wonderful daughters. She enjoys music, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family


  • A non-refundable registration fee ($50) for new students or ($30) for returning students is due when you register your child

  • Children must be fully toilet-trained (no pull-ups) by the start of the program and have some knowledge of spoken English

Three Year Old Class 

If your child will be 3 years old by October 15, 2019 (this date is firm), they may enroll in our 3 year-old program

  • When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:45 AM

  • Cost: Only $165.00/month!

Four Year Old Class 

If your child will be 4 years old by December 31, 2019 (this date is firm), they may enroll in our 4 year-old program

  • When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 9:30 - 11:45 AM

  • Cost: Only $190.00/month!

My daughter absolutely loves the preschool. She has great admiration and respect for her teachers. She wishes she could go to school there every day! I would highly recommend the preschool as it is an open, warm and kind environment for children to learn and grow.
— Emily
All three of my children have gone through Small Hands Great Treasures preschool. It has been an amazingly positive experience and I couldn’t be happier with the school and teachers.
— Carrie Ranger

A Wide Range of Experiences

Our playschool experiences cover a wide range including:

  • Gym and outdoor activities.

  • A daily “Meeting Place” time to come together to sing, read books and build community.

  • Open-ended art.

  • Family get-togethers throughout the year.

To find out more, book a tour, or to register, call the office at (403) 249-8605 or e-mail

Find us on Facebook and on Instagram at shgt_playschool.

Looking for a staff member's e-mail or extension? Please see our staff page.