Explorers Preschool will provide children their first positive educational experience. We follow the Saskatchewan Ministry Of Education- Play and Exploration early learning guide. Classes run Sept-May with 10-14 children per class.


Play is recognized as the child's method of learning about the world. Classes will offer a variety of firsthand experiences using play-based learning.


1.  Tuesday/Thursday 9:15 to 11:30 am class - Children must be at least three years old by November 30, 2022 and be fully potty trained to register in this class. 10-14 spots


2. Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 to 3:15 pm class - Children must be at least three years old by November 30, 2022 and be fully potty trained to register in this class. 10-14 spots

Additional classes may be added.



Play… Learn… Grow!




All programs are offered on a fee for service use, with limited enrolment.  



2022-23 Registration is OPEN!

Please check out our Classroom tour here




SIGN up your child for 2022-23!





t is a first come first serve.



Registration fee $ 140/year 

2 days a week is $ 120/month


*All cheques made out to Explorers Preschool & BAS

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Mrs Bettker


My name is Shelley or Mrs. Bettker. I am the owner and teacher at Explorers Preschool.

I have a Bachelor of Education and I love working with children. Early childhood education is my passion and creating lifelong learners is my goal. I try to create opportunities for exploration and

learning by establishing engaging environments where students feel safe, comfortable, and confident.

I am dedicated to teaching students through hands-on experiences and play-based learning. 

Meet Our Director



Outdoor enrichment curriculum!

Explorers Preschool is the first school in Saskatchewan to be a certified TimberNook school. TimberNook provides nature-based play experiences for children that challenge the senses and inspire creativity, independence, and imagination in the great outdoors.

​​​​​​​TimberNook  curriculum gets children moving, exploring, and thinking in new creative ways that simply cannot be accomplished inside the classroom.  TimberNook  provides innovative outdoor play experiences for children that challenges the mind and body. 


The TimberNook weekly curriculum is restoring play and it’s benefits to education. Nature is the ultimate sensory experience!  These experiences allow children to participate and learn at their own pace.




There really are no words to fully describe how wonderful Mrs. Bettker is. She has created the most beautiful preschool space, but the best part about the preschool really is the teacher. It is so evident that Shelley was born to work with young children. Her patience, enthusiasm and warm heart are so appreciated. I'm so thankful we have found her, and that she has been able to shine some of her beautiful heart on Lucy. She is everything and more we have hoped we would find in a preschool teacher. We can't thank her enough.

-Stefanie P.

As a kindergarten Teacher I have high expectations of what the ideal preschool should be. Mrs Bettker has exceeded my expectations and more. She is an amazing, caring, patient, and creative Teacher. She always goes above and beyond. Our daughter loved this preschool and Mrs Bettker. We are all sad to say goodbye but so thankful our daughter experienced a wonderful year of exploration and play. Thank you Shelley!!

-Dana H.

Mrs. Bettker is warm, welcoming, kind, and focused on inquiry learning in her classroom. She provided incredible opportunities in most aspects of my child's development including social, emotional, and academic skills. We are so very grateful for her positive care and kind leadership in the classroom.

-Chanel T.