Early years programs

child painting early years

The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s recreationally based early years programs are designed to developmentally progress your child through their early years in preparation for kindergarten.

Our programs support and encourage emotional, cognitive, social, and physical development through a variety of arts, crafts, songs, storytelling, games, fine and gross motor activities, and of course free play. This fun environment with positive leader encouragement will keep children engaged and excited to attend.

Spring/summer 2024 registration

Learn more at whistler.ca/register/

Creative Play  

  • Age: 2.5 to 5 years 
  • Set 1: January 9–March 12, 2024 (Tuesday) 
  • Set 2: January 11–March 14, 2024 (Thursday) 
  • Time: 9–11 a.m. 
  • Location:Myrtle Philip Community Centre 

Creative Play is an introduction to a group setting for your toddler. Your child will love this active morning of arts, crafts, songs, games and play. Children who are not toilet trained may register, however parents will be called to change their child. 

Pre-K Afternoon  

A fun-filled afternoon of free play, arts and crafts, songs, stories, active games and outdoor explorations will keep your child engaged and excited all afternoon long.  This extension of early learning will foster growth, development and kindergarten readiness. 

Sports of Sorts

  • Age: 3.5 to 5 years
  • Set 1: January 12–February 9 (Friday)
  • Set 2: February 23–March 15, 2024 (Friday)
  • Time: 9 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
  • Location: Myrtle Philip Community Centre 

A fun and dynamic sports class for preschoolers! Children will develop physical literacy through the exploration of various sport and movement activities each week as they have fun meeting new friends

Sticky Fingers and Creative Crafts 

  • Age: 3.5 to 5 years 
  • Set 1: January 12–February 9 (Friday) 
  • Set 2: February 23–March 15, 2024 (Friday)
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 
  • Location:Myrtle Philip Community Centre

Let your preschooler enjoy cooking and creating in both the kitchen and the classroom.  Through mixing, rolling, crafting and storytelling, we will have fun while making new creations and something good to eat!  


Shelagh Weightman, Recreation Programmer