Info For Our Families

We are a licensed child care centre dedicated to providing high quality, play-based learning programs immersed in nature for children ages 12 months-6 years. We hope that our centre will be a positive and pleasant experience that will be beneficial to both you and your child.

Our experienced, trained educators will do everything possible to make your child’s transition as easy as possible.


Our Classroom Teams are made up of

  • Registered Early Childhood Educators
  • Certified Forest School Practitioners
  • Early Childhood Educator Apprentices
  • Child Care Assistants

All staff at all Discovery Programs have

  • Current criminal reference checks, including vulnerable sector checks as a condition of employment
  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C certification
  • Participate in ongoing professional development


Safe Arrival & Dismissal Policy:

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to inform Discovery Child Care Centre no later than 9am if their child will be absent for any reason. You can phone and leave a message at 705-733-2052 or email  Chronic contravention of this policy will lead to termination of services by Discovery Child Care Centre

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Accommodation Policy:

Discovery Child Care is committed to creating a program that is inclusive and barrier-free to ensure the full participation of all children. Discovery Child Care Centre aims to foster an environment that encourages and supports accommodation requests by working with parents/guardians on strategies to accommodate the needs of their child.

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Inclusion Policy:

Discovery Child Care is committed to fostering an inclusive environment as best as possible where all children, regardless of abilities or differences, have the opportunity to participate and thrive. Our inclusion policy is designed to ensure that educators, families, and the public are aware of the systems used to support inclusion. This policy is designed to ensure children are fully integrated into our program and receive the support and accommodations as best as possible to enhance their overall experience. (Please see policy 04 20 Accommodating Children with Disabilities)

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We welcome any suggestions or comments that you might have. As well, if you have any questions regarding any aspect of the program or your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to speak with your child’s teachers or the child care centre supervisors.

If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be answered by the staff at your child’s centre, please don’t hesitate to speak with:

Karen Eilersen RECE

Director of Child Care


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I’d love to hear what you like about our programs. Also, if there is anything that you feel needs improvement, or have any concerns about the program, staff or supervisors, please make sure you let me know. Our goal is to offer programs of the highest quality and standards. Thank you for choosing Discovery for your child’s care and education. We appreciate your trust and welcome you into our family!

Karen Eilersen

What is a Forest School?

A forest school is an outdoor education model that focuses on using outdoor spaces to help children learn personal, social and technical skills. To put it simply, forest schools take the learning outside.

Why a Forest School? Forest School Kindergarten