About Us

Painted hand of a preschool aged child

Westmount Discovery Time Preschool is a preschool for children ages 3-5.  We are a non-profit program of the Westmount Community League, licenced as a preschool with Alberta Children and Youth Services (through the regional Child and Family Service Authority).


Discovery Time Preschool has operated for more than 25 years. We welcome students of all backgrounds and languages. The Preschool operates on a “Learning through Play” philosophy. Under the guidance of our teachers, children engage in playful learning activities that enhance their physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth and development. The program builds a firm foundation for success in later school years.

By attending Discovery Time Preschool, your child will learn to:

  • express thoughts, feelings and ideas;

  • manage his/her behaviour in a group setting;

  • cooperate, compromise, and show empathy;

  • become more independent; and

  • form lasting friendships.


Parent Run Cooperative


As parents of a child registered at Discovery Time Preschool, you are members of a parent-led preschool, which means that the success of the school depends on your commitment and dedication throughout the year. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their children’s education through volunteering in the classroom when able and by assuming a parent position.

Parents and teaching staff work together to achieve common goals, the most important of which is to provide a happy, satisfying preschool experience for our children. This partnership can strengthen and enhance the quality of your child's first experience in an organized social learning situation.

For each child you have registered in the Preschool, your annual responsibilities are to:

  • participate on the Discovery Time Committee or in one of the various parent positions identified by the Preschool and/or teachers; and

  • assist with and participate in fundraising.