After School

Care

We offer early drop off and late pick up from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm for any parents requiring extended care hours at both locations!

Learn & grow

Our learning environment; a balance between discovery through creativity and play; is something that has been setting us apart...

And we LOVE that!

Dream Big

We want every aspect of our learning environment to be the most enjoyable experience for each child. Learning is life-long and so our goal is to create a desire for curiousity and for your kids to look forward to learning and socializing with others

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Tell me and I forget.  

Teach me and I remember. 

Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

KidsPlay strives to involve each child in every aspect of their preschool experience. 

Our focus on music and the arts provides daily opportunity in a fun and exciting manner for the youngsters to grow and become more independent and self-reliant. Teachers and support staff are committed and enjoy participating and engaging with the children in all that they do. Carleen Schaan (owner/director of KidsPlay) is actively involved with the many activities her preschoolers enjoy on a daily basis.

Along with teaching Groovy Kidz Dance (a Zumba style dance and fitness program) the children know they can count on Ms Carleen to show up in some kind of colourful and 'crazy costume' that has become her trademark and highlight of the children's experience at KidsPlay. 

Imagine. Make. Believe.

Here is What We Offer!

SOUTHRIDGE LOCATION

Junior Kinders

Ages 3-5

Playing Pals

19mos to 3yrs.

We offer early phonics, math skills, science activities, field trips and community guest speakers. We also provide ample opportunity for large and fine motor development, dance movements and instrumental music classes. At KidsPlay Preschool we recognize each child’s individual personality and skill development.

MEDICINE HAT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL LOCATION

Ages 3-Kindergarten


In addition to the same options offered at our Southridge location, we provide a faith-based component that includes bible stories, scripture, worship and prayer. Our classroom is located across the hall from the kindergarten room and the children in that program can join us for an "all day care" alternative in the afternoons.

Both locations offer half day or full day options along with opportunities for each child opportunities to engage

in social skills, language development, creative art time, theme-emergent learning circles and nutritional snacks.

Government subsidy available at both locations.

For further information, visit this link: https://www.alberta.ca/child-care-subsidy.aspx

Experienced Educators

THE BEST POSSIBLE START

Ms Colleen

Assistant Director/Teacher -

Southridge

Ms Carleen

Owner/Director

Ms Shannon

Assistant Director/

Teacher - MHCS

Ms Jackie

Educational Assistant

Southridge

Ms Julia

Teacher

Southridge

Ms. Lorelei

Educational Assistant

MHCS

Ms Lori

Teacher

Southridge

Ms Victoria

Teacher

Southridge

Ms Nikki

Educational Assistant

Southridge

Ms Rhonda

Teacher

MHCS

Ms Corinna

Educational Assistant

Southridge

Since 1999

KidsPlay Preschool has been established since September 1999! We have trained and experienced Early Childhood Educators that all have their first aid and criminal record checks. We pride ourselves on the quality care and program planning that our Early Childhood Educators put into each and every day. We work closely with the Medicine Hat School district #76 and the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education here in Medicine Hat. They provide specialized support through Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy for children that require those types of services.

Creativity with care

KidsPlay Preschool is a warm and loving environment, where we see each child as a unique individual. We work closely with each family to provide support and encouragement to grow. We provide opportunities for parents to be involved by accompanying classes on monthly field trips and through our Advisory Committee (Parent Board). The advisory Committee meets every other month to discuss upcoming events and programming.

Our children thrive in our warm affectionate atmosphere where learning self-respect as well as respect for others is a top priority.

Learning through play

Our philosophy is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for young children that supports social, cognitive, emotional, physical and language development. Traditional readiness skills are acquired through games, songs, building materials, sand and water play, etc. Children choose activities at their own interest and capability level, thus gaining positive self-concept and self-confidence.

Healthy Snacks!

We provide daily snacks that adhere to the Canada Food Guide. The children are able to enjoy some of their favorite foods (along with water and or milk) as well as being given the opportunity to check out something new.


Our snack calendar is always posted for the parents to see. The children will be given a choice of two nutritious snacks along with water and or milk.

Our Facilities

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Groovy Kidz Music

Groovy Kidz Music  

Learning music at a young age will enhance your child’s Math and Language skills. Ms Carleen, who is a certified Kindermusik teacher, will be using the curriculum that is patterned after the “Funky Feet” music program developed in the UK. Through the use of instruments, singing, props, games, movement and “Disco Dough”, it will offer a unique experience, that will introduce your child to the wonderful world of music!

Groovy Kidz Dance

Groovy Kidz Dance Ms. Carleen, a certified REFIT® Instructor, has created a Zumba style dance fitness program, which provides opportunities for youngsters to jump, dance and shake while building gross motor skills. A disco ball of lights, colors and music along with pool noodles and drumsticks makes for an energetic and fun experience for young children.

Contact us!

Southridge Campus

164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3R3


MHCS Campus

68 Rice Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3X2

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