Pre-school Programs

Pre-school Programs

Active Preschool

Active Preschool is a part time program for children aged four years who will be attending school the following September. This is a great opportunity to prepare your child socially, cognitively and physically before they attend Kindergarten. The program offers a balance between quiet activities that build concentration, listening skills, and fun opportunities for active learning through physical literacy.

The program will:

  • Focus on socialization and early educational concepts.
  • Improve physical literacy with a focus on fundamentals, basic movement and sport skills taught through fun games and activities that engage small children and motivate them to be active for life.
  • Build on children's interests and abilities, with an overall focus on active living through positive interaction and play.
  • Have age appropriate recreation equipment and several learning centres including:  dramatic play, sand and water, blocks, arts and crafts and manipulatives.
Fall 2017
Registration for Fall Active Preschool begins 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Children must be 4 years-old and attend kindergarten September 2018.  For more information and a Parent Information Package please click here.

Course one:
September 18 to December 8, 2017
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9 a.m. to noon
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Register Here

Course two:
September 19 to December 7, 2017
Tuesday and Thursday
9 a.m. to noon
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Register Here

Winter 2017
Active Preschool is offered seasonally. Children must be 4 years-old and attending Kindergarden in September 2017. Early drop off available at 8:30 a.m. For more information and a Parent Infomation Package please click here

January 9 to May 12, 2017
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9 a.m. to noon
Airport Heights Community Centre
Register Here


Comments from Parents of the Active Preschool Program:

“When I found out about Active Preschool last summer, I had no doubt that this was where I wanted my child to go. While I had come to know and appreciate the caliber of programming from the City of St. John’s from a professional standpoint, I was still impressed from a parent perspective. The staff were always bright and cheery in the mornings; they were always engaging with the kids; my child came home and could tell me personal things about the teachers, like “Jennifer really likes Olaf because she thinks he is funny!” My child loves her weekend time with Mommy and Daddy, but she started talking about how she couldn’t wait for Monday because “Monday is a preschool day.”
That is a high compliment, let me tell you!”
“My daughter, Paige, is in the Active Preschool Program at Airport Heights and LOVES it!  She can't wait to go each morning. A huge thank you to all of you!” 

If your child requires support or assistance to participate in the program, please call 709-576-4450 or email
For more information on the Active Preschool Program, please call 709-576-8631 or 709-576-8499 or email