James Bay Community Preschool

Our Preschool is a 10 month preschool-type program for children aged 3-5. Our staff provide a play based program that is engaging, educational, and fun. Preschool staff plan and facilitate learning opportunities based on the interests and experiences of the children using an Emergent Curriculum approach. Our outdoor spaces and easy access to local parks and beaches give children ample opportunity to engage with our natural environment.
Please note, children must be 3 or older and toilet trained on their first day of Preschool.
Preschool is closed on Stat Holidays and any SD61 school closures (Pro D Days, Winter/Spring/Summer Breaks).

Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to be put on our wait list.

Please email the Early Childhood Coordinator (Emily Cielen) at
childcare@jamesbaycentre.ca for any questions you may have. 

Preschool 2020/2021

One Teacher: 8 kids

Our Preschool Teacher is the amazing Kaileen Chisholm!

Learn all about Ms. Kaileen right HERE! 

Here at the Centre all Childcare employees must have a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Clearance
and are certified in First Aid C & CPR.

In addition to the Preschool Teacher, we also have our Early Childhood Coordinator Emily Cielen standing by to lend a hand! 


1. Tues/ Thurs  9:00am-12:15pm
2. Mon/Wed/Fri  9:00am-12:15pm
3. Mon-Fri 9:00-12:15pm


2 days/week – Tuesday & Thursday
$175/per month

3 days/week – Monday & Wednesday & Friday

5 days/week – M-F

This program is not eligible for government financial support. If you think you will need financial assistance for this program, please fill out an application for financial support through our Legacy Fund. Please do not hesitate to fill out this form or talk to a coordinator about your financial options- we want this program to be accessible to all families in our community.

We are open to and encourage having Parent helpers and Volunteers in our program.
Please contact the Early Childhood Coordinator for more information!

Please see our Childcare Handbook for our all of our Childcare policies.


After pressing the ‘Submit’ button below, your information has been automatically added to our Childcare Waitlist. We will contact you once a space has become available. This process can take time and depends on the spaces available.

Are you interested in our Childcare Programs? Fill out the form below.

Thank you for your interest in the JBCSC Childcare Programs. Please fill out the following information to add your child's name to our waitlist. Be sure to fill out a separate form for each child. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Please write birthday in month dd/yyyy format ex: May 18/2015.
    Please note Out of School Care spaces are only available to JBCS students.
  • Preschool and Group Daycare participants must be 3 years old by their first day in order to attend.
  • Please include an e-mail address that you check frequently, as this is our main method for sending out waitlist updates!
  • Please include an e-mail address that you check frequently, as this is our main method for sending out waitlist updates!