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Play is an essential element to every child’s healthy development. Our preschool programs enhance play using interactive free time, creative themes, and a supportive environment. Each program encourages children to build friendships, have fun, learn and grow. If your preschooler is attending a program without a caregiver, they must be potty trained.
Our programming philosophy
We believe that recreation and sport programs make an important contribution to the healthy development of children. In support of this, the City of Guelph Recreation Services is committed to providing a positive, caring environment where children of all ages and abilities can participate in fun-filled programs that promote physical activity, positive self-esteem, friendships, creativity and learning through play. All of our program locations are fully accessible to meet the needs of all of our participants.
Staff are selected for their enthusiasm, energy, experience working with children, knowledge of child development, and awareness of adapting programs for individuals with special needs.
Fee assistance for children
The City of Guelph partners with the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington to provide funding for children and youth to attend recreation programs, including registered programs, swimming lessons and camps. Confirmation of fee assistance must be secured before registering for City of Guelph programs.