A place to DISCOVER the world around us,

to ENGAGE bodies, minds and hearts,

and to IGNITE a life-long love of learning. 


The environment and activities stimulate communication, invite questions, encourage investigation and promote exploration. 


The children are engaged through story, movement, music, play, hands-on activities, drama and creativity.


The goal of the program is to inspire a love of learning in children that will become an amazing foundation for the rest of their lives.  


Connect Pre-Kindergarten focuses on the healthy development of the whole child – social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Children in the program develop holistically through active participation in individual, small group and whole group activities. 

The program also strives to make connections from school to home through consistent communication, learning extensions, take-home literacy and STEM kits, parent involvement and family nights.


Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-11:30am

September 10, 2019 - May 28, 2020


$125/month (prepaid) OR

$140/month (monthly)

Located at 14 Neslia Place

(Corner of 9th Ave. & Thatcher Dr.)

EMAIL: prek@mjac.org

PHONE: (306) 692-4616



The program draws from and balances several different early childhood learning theories (Reggio, Montessori, play-based, academic), taking the best aspects of each of these teaching approaches and incorporating them into a variety of learning experiences.  The goal is to provide both structure and free-choice through child initiated play as well as teacher-directed activities. 


At Connect Pre-Kindergarten, your child will learn and grow in the following areas:

  • Literacy and Pre-Reading Skills

  • Writing

  • Math

  • Social Skills

  • Science

  • Art

  • Music

  • Dance

  • Physical Education

  • Gross Motor Skills

  • Fine Motor Skills


Outside organizations and special guests are often incorporated into the monthly learning theme.  Some of these include: Let’s Talk Speech and Language Services, Music for Young Children, Moose Jaw Public Library, Happy Feet, Burrowing Owls, The Saskatchewan Reptile Show and the Moose Jaw City Police.


The goal of the program is to prepare your child to enter Kindergarten with confidence.


9:00 – Morning Meeting

9:15 – Gym Time

9:45 – Snack

10:00 – Social Skills

10:15 – Centres

11:00 – Table Time

11:15 – Closing Carpet Time

11:30 – Dismissal 


  • Highly skilled and qualified teachers

  • Focus on movement education through music and dance

  • Creating beautiful art with various techniques and mediums

  • Gym time everyday

  • Free language assessments and speech sessions from a licensed speech pathologist

  • Social skills program by The Saskatchewan Health Authority

  • School-to-Home connections with learning bags and literacy kits

  • Many special guests and field trips

  • Family events, concerts and a drama production


Tanis Michener is an energetic, caring and experienced teacher. She has an amazing ability to create an inviting, clean and organized classroom space while developing engaging and inspiring lessons and activities for children.

Tanis obtained her Bachelor of Education degree, specializing in elementary education and music, at the University of Alberta. During her years of teaching, she taught Grades K-8 Music and was a homeroom teacher in Grades 1, 3, 4 and 5 classrooms.

Tanis’ passion for Early Childhood Education grew as she became a Mom to her two children and started to expand her knowledge about the current best practices in early learning. During this time, she also received her Intellidance® Method Certification, which included extensive research and reporting on the development of young children and the teaching of music concepts through movement and play.