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  Directions to our centre in Donald R.Getty

Directions to our centre in Donald R.Getty

  Centre Director: Riza Guevarra

Centre Director: Riza Guevarra

 Discovery Place Donald R. Getty is a nature based, child lead program for children to explore and learn.about the world.

Discovery Place Donald R. Getty is a nature based, child lead program for children to explore and learn.about the world.

Donald R. Getty

Center Director: Riza Guevarra

Preschool Lead: Catherine Daniels

E-mail: discoveryoscdonaldrgetty@gmail.com

Address: 8102 Chappelle Way NW, Edmonton Alberta

Phone:  (780) 257-5573

Out-of-School Care at donald R. Getty

Who we are

Discovery Place Donald R. Getty is an accredited, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive, compassionate, and engaging child care for children enrolled at Donald R. Getty School in Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Our dynamic team brings together staff from a variety of backgrounds including teachers, child care workers, and university students.

As lease-holders in the school we believe that it is imperative for us to be active members in the communities where we operate. Our team strives to build positive relationships with administrators and teachers as well as with the children, their families and the surrounding community.

Hours of operation

Discovery Out of School Care Donald R. Getty is open from 6:45am – 6:00pm Monday-Friday. We are open for care on all PD days, non-instructional days, Winter Break and Spring Break. We close from December 25th - January 1st annually for a winter break and on all statutory holidays. We also operate year-round which means our doors are open for summer holidays in July and August.

Our program

Our program is planned around a weekly or monthly interest. These ideas are chosen based upon children’s interests and the children are encouraged to be a part of the interest based planning process.

Discovery Out of School Care looks for opportunities to embrace and celebrate different cultures, ethnicities, and celebrations and collaborate with our surrounding community.  Families are encouraged to share traditions and occasions that are important to their family with the OSC. This is accomplished when parents share regional delicacies, traditional games and stories, or share their traditions with us.

Parents and caregivers are welcome anytime. Discovery Out of School Care fully embraces an open door policy and the input of parents and caregivers is essential to our ongoing success.

KinderCare at Donald R. Getty

Our Kindercare Program

Our program is planned around a weekly or monthly interest. These ideas are chosen based upon children’s interests and the children are encouraged to be a part of the interest based planning process.

Discovery's kindercare program looks for opportunities to embrace and celebrate different cultures, ethnicities, and celebrations and collaborate with our surrounding community.  Families are encouraged to share traditions and occasions that are important to their family with the program. Our kinder care at Donald R. Getty is an integrated program as programming will be done in conjunction with the preschool program for two hours in the afternoon, three days a week.

Parents and caregivers are welcome anytime as we fully embrace an open door policy and the input of parents and caregivers is essential to our ongoing success.

Preschool at donald r. getty

About the program

Discovery Preschool Donald R. Getty looks for opportunities to embrace and celebrate different cultures, ethnicities, and celebrations. Families are encouraged to share traditions and occasions that are important to their family with the preschool program. 

Our programming provides opportunity for children to use their imagination, be creative, engage in physical literacy, use multimodal literacies, create unique artwork and use their fine and gross motor skills.

Discovery Preschool aims to provide multiple field trips throughout the school year. Past field trips have included visits from the John Jensen Nature Centre and Music teachers.

Parents are welcome anytime. Discovery Preschool fully embraces an open door policy and the input of parents is essential to our ongoing success.

Hours of operation

Discovery Preschool operates from 9:00am - 11:00am for our morning program; Monday - Friday and from 12:15pm - 2:15pm for our afternoon program; Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Discovery Preschool runs in conjunction with the Edmonton Public school year, September - June and is closed on all school PD days, non-instructional days, school winter break, spring break and summer holidays.

Fundraising

Discovery Preschool aims to have competitive and fair monthly fees. As a not-for-profit child care centre successful fundraising is vital to the success of our program. Funds from fundraising projects are used to pay for field trips, as well as specialty craft materials and other Preschool materials.

There will be multiple opportunities for Preschool families to get involved in projects to help raise funds that will enable us to enhance our regular programming.

Summer Care at Discovery Place Donald R. Getty

Our Summer Care program for the summer of 2018 was planned using the ideas of the students in the program.  Below are images of the Summer Care plans at Discovery Place Donald R. Getty for 2018.