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Pre-school programs

Girl in swimming pool

Are you looking for something to do with your pre-school children? We offer many different options for registered and drop-in programs that your child can attend independently or alongside parents / guardians.

Dance Craze (registered)

Join our recreational co-ed dance classes.

  • Yabadaba dance (two to four years) is a fun approach to movement in which both child and parent participate. Explore movement through music, poems, stories and action songs. Creative movement is for three to four year olds.
  • This is a nine or 10 week registered program, offered at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex and Albert McCormick Community Centre.
  • Go to ActiveWaterloo to register.

Sportball (registered)

Sportball gives young children the opportunity to learn and opportunity skills while building confidence in their abilities. This is a fun way to start your children learning about sports with balls.

Junior Sportball (16-24 months)

Junior sportball is a program where you participate with your child and work through fun creative games, songs, rhymes and much more. The children are introduced to a different sport each week while the parents encourage and challenge them at participate skill level

Parent and Me and Dad and Me Sportball (two - three years)

This program works through eight different ball sports and helps children to learn the important introductory physical skills.  This program will help you as a parent to understand the techniques that can be applied outside of Sportball classes.

Go to ActiveWaterloo to register.

Swimming (registered and drop-in)

We offer a wide range of parent and tot and preschool swims and lessons all year round. 

  • We offer registered speciality programs such as kinder fun and waterfit programs such as diaper fit, diaper aqua cycle (for those parents looking for a more intense water workout) or pre/post natal waterfit. Go to ActiveWaterloo to register.
  • Drop-in swim sessions for parent & tot swim lessons. This dynamic and creative pay-as-you-come program for parents and preschoolers (six months to three years) is designed for the busy family who can't commit to regularly scheduled lessons. After the structured lesson (30 minutes long led by a qualified instructor), stay for up to 10 minutes at the end of the program to relax in the swirlpool and swim around.
    • $5.75 per session for one parent and one tot.
  • Drop-in at the Waterloo Swimplex at a public or family swim time. For kids under six, we offer kidsplash. Times available on our swimming schedule.

Tots at Play (drop-in)

Interact with your child (newborn - six years) through creative play and action games. Unrestricted floor space allows children to develop gross motor skills. Caregivers must supervise children at all times. 

Join us on Mondays too - starting in January!

  • Program runs out of Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Complex in Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge Street West.
  • Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Check back for new themes and special days. 
  • $5.50 per visit (maximum four children) or $49.50 pass for 10 visits. Please note: we do not have the capacity to take debit or credit payments.
  • Mondays will be starting on Jan. 8, 2018.

Special days

Dec. 15 - Winter fun with a special visitor from the North Pole

Enjoy a visit with Santa as well as playing a fun musical snowflake game. We will also have snowman bowling and a easy Christmas tree craft. Come and enjoy winter fun, indoors!

Cancelled dates

Feb. 19, March 12, 16, 30  April 2, 2018.

Last day of program

April 27, 2018