Preschool is a Foundation for Learning
Setting the stage for future success is what preschool is all about. Our preschool program is designed to teach our students using a hands-on approach. Enriching activities with subjects that include: letter and number concepts; art and science; pre-writing and writing skills; fine and large motor skills; music and movement; interpersonal, social and emotional skills. Students at Discovery Preschool learn to love learning because we make it fun!
Discovery Preschool is a half-day program from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
9:00 Start Time/Drop-off
9:00-9:15 Morning Circle
9:15-10:00 Planned Activity/Free Play
10:00-10:30 Room to Roam/Back Patio
10:30-10:45 Bathroom/Open Library
10:45-11:00 Story, Music & Movement
11:15-11:45 Outdoor Playground
11:45-12:00 Closing Circle
12:00 End of Regular Day/Pick-up
12:00-1:00 Lunch Bunch (Additional)
1:00-1:30 Enrichment Class (Additional)
During this time, students sit on the rug together and practice classroom participation. Our students will learn how to follow instructions and routines through music and movement. Students will also have the opportunity to learn classroom expectations such as raising their hand and taking turns to speak. Teachers also read to the class every day.
Room to Roam
This is a special feature of Discovery Preschool. We have a back patio that spans the length of our classrooms and provides an extra area for our children to roam and play. Children can choose a back patio activity or visit another classroom during this time. Room to Roam helps develop our students’ sense of self by making their own choices and making new friends.
Field Trips and Special Events
Preschool is also a time when little ones can practice being independent and interacting with a world much bigger than they are. We plan special field trips that give our students new appreciation for their community. Some of our field trips include: fire station, nature center, library, theater, Japanese garden, and the corner mailbox.
We also organize class projects and invite guests according to school themes. This gives our students the opportunity to learn about different cultures, community helpers and the environment.
Some of our other special events include: Halloween Parade, Friendship Feast, Christmas Program, Special Person's Day and Open House.
Lunch Bunch and Enrichment Classes
We offer an additional hour of lunch and supervised playtime for a small fee. Children bring their own lunch when they are enrolled.
After lunch, we also offer enrichment programs for an extra half hour. These fun classes expand learning in areas such as: Math, Art, Phonics, Movement and Science.
Check Out Discovery Preschool
Schedule a visit, meet our dedicated teachers, learn about our program, and see children excited about learning.