ABOUT US

About Our Centre

Our “learning through play” approach is applied in a secure, fun-loving, and stimulating environment where children’s diversity and individual differences are recognized and respected. Our staff members are diverse, well-trained, and strive to offer the best care in a cozy, family-oriented atmosphere. We are often told that our center feels like a home away from home!

Features of our daycare centre include:

  • Owner is onsite daily!
  • Nutritional hot lunches and snacks
  • A complete, and secure, outdoor playground
  • Birthday celebrations for your child!
  • Long term, knowledgeable staff with full background checks and First Aid and CPR certification
  • Fun field trips!
  • We offer second language French in our preschool rooms (Raindrops and Sunflower)
  • Discovery Childcare enjoys an ongoing program with the seniors at the Kirby Centre
  • Conveniently located on the edge of Calgary’s Downtown
Discovery Child Care Calgary

OUR MISSION

To provide a loving, mutually supportive and positive learning environment which embraces diversity, self-confidence personal growth and allows each child to develop to their fullest potential.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is based on the principle that children learn most by doing, and by actively being involved in a variety of developmentally beneficial
child-initiated, as well adult-initiated, play activities. The major goal of our centre is to provide high quality childcare that gives children a solid foundation for their future development and growth.

This goal is achieved through the following objectives:

  • Fostering each child’s positive self-concept
  • Respecting each child’s individual differences
  • Enhancing their social skills
  • Nurturing communication and language development
  • Stimulating their creative expression
  • Extending each child’s capacity for thinking, reasoning, questioning, and experimentation
  • Developing physical skills and coordination
  • Providing sound health, safety, and nutritional practices
  • Fostering each child’s development of self-control, self-respect, and respect for others
  • Providing a caring, family environment

These objectives are implemented through our daycare program, which includes a variety of indoor and outdoor play activities:

  • Free play time and activities
  • Activities related to children’s interest and development
  • Large group and small group activities, as well as individual activities
  • Child-initiated activities, as well as adult-initiated activities

OUR VISION

To ensure all children have the right to be heard, loved, cared
for in a safe and healthy environment, respected,
treated as an individual and to play.

Preschool Program

Discovery Child Care Inc. has a preschool program for children aged 3-5 that runs from
8:45AM – 11:45AM in our Sunflower Room, Raindrop Room, and Butterfly Room.

Discovery Child Care’s preschool program is within our full day child care program and is offered on a full time basis only.

The children are required to wear uniforms from Monday to Thursday, this means Fridays are casual days!

The uniforms required are navy blue and white and are available from Walmart at a very affordable price. If you have any questions regarding our preschool program, please do not hesitate to ask!

 

Orientation

  At Discovery Child Care Inc., we value the importance of a smooth transition into our program. Therefore, we offer two mornings of orientation for you and your child. Orientation will take place from 9:00AM-10:30AM for two mornings. The first morning, parents are welcome to join their child in their new classroom and familiarize themselves with the programs and teachers. The second morning, parents can drop off their child to see how they do on their own before commencing full time.  

 

Parent Committee Board

At Discovery Child Care Inc. we value the input, suggestions and feedback from our loyal customers and therefore we have a Parent Committee Board in place! 

If you are interested in joining the Parent Committee as a current parent, please bring it up with the owner or supervisor or send us a quick email! 

CENTRE HOURS

Monday to Friday
7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Except for Statutory Holidays.

WHAT DO OUR FEES INCLUDE?

  • Healthy morning snack
  • Healthy lunch
  • Healthy afternoon snack
  • Special guests
  • Extracurricular activities and field trips
  • Classroom supplies
  • Storage space for child’s personal belongings
  • Personal cot and sheet for quiet time
  • Annual Christmas concert
  • Preschool Graduation ceremony

HOLIDAY HOURS

We will be closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Stampede Parade Day
  • Repairs and Maintenance Day
  • Civic Holiday
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Holidays (December 24th-Day after New Year’s Day)