A Marda Loop Community program which offers a playful environment for children and their caregivers. Enjoy a variety of toys and meet other children from the neighbourhood. For infants and children up to 4 years.
Four groups to choose from: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. MLCA membership is required to register in this program. Click here to purchase your membership today.
Children up to 4 years & their caregivers
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 9:30am – 11:00am
September 10th to January 24th
$125.00 / family ()
$125.00 / family ()
Comfortable play clothes and socks.
Registration Open Now
Four groups to choose from:
Every Monday from September 10th to January 21st
Exceptions: No playgroup Oct 8th, Nov 12th, December 24th and 31st
Every Tuesday from September 11th to January 22nd
Exceptions: No playgroup December 25th and January 1st
Every Wednesday from September 12th to January 23rd
Exceptions: No playgroup December 26th and January 2nd
Every Thursday from September 13th to January 24th
Exceptions: No playgroup December 27th and January 3rd
Winter/Spring Playgroup is also NOW OPEN. Click on the Register Now Link below for more info and to sign-up.
Our mission is to provide an exceptional, community-based preschool within a nurturing environment that fosters each child’s intellectual and social-emotional development.
We are a creative, play-based community preschool where children have the opportunity to learn through an environment that lays the foundation for future education. We promote peer-teacher-student relationships that develop children’s self-esteem and self awareness. Teachers encourage children to explore their environment through various sensory stations and enrichment programs which promote child-directed learning at a pace that meets each child’s needs.
The MLCA preschool is a parent-run cooperative and we ask for parents to get involved by volunteering in class and through small administrative or operational roles.
Set in the heart of the vibrant Marda Loop, our bright and cheerful preschool is positioned opposite the community centre, playground, ice-rink, library, fire hall, and community gardens.
For information on the 2019/2020 Season, please come to our Open House on Tuesday, January 22nd!
Click Here for more information.
The 2019/2020 registration period will be open from February 8 - 15, 2019 (closing at midnight). We have a rolling registration process (no waiting in lines or crashing registration systems) and preschool spots will be determined by lottery. There will be a non-refundable $75 registration fee for all applications. To register, you must be a MLCA member.
All current students are guaranteed a spot in the same time slot for the 4-year-old program. Priority is given to:
1. Existing students and siblings of existing students
2. Siblings of alumni within boundaries (a sibling previously attended MLCA Preschool)
3. In bounds registrants (South Calgary, River Park, Altadore, Garrison Woods)
4. Out of bounds registrants should space permit
All applications received within the registration period will be notified via email by February 25, 2019 to confirm if you've secured a spot in the preschool or if you have been placed on the waitlist. Those who have secured a spot will receive a follow-up email to complete subsequent enrolment forms and pay a non-refundable $130 supplies fee by March 1, 2019.
If you have any difficulties or questions regarding registration, please contact the Preschool Registrar at
email@example.com. If you have any questions regarding the preschool program, please contact the Preschool Director at firstname.lastname@example.org