Donald R. Getty
Centre Director: Sarafina obakpee
Phone: (780) 257-5573
Out-of-School Care at donald R. Getty
Who we are
Discovery Out of School Care is a 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 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.
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. This is accomplished when parents share regional delicacies, traditional games and stories, or share their traditions with us.
Our program introduces thematic programming specific to that week These themes provide opportunities for children to dress up, engage in physical literacy, 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.
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.