Established in 1966
Discovery School is a NAC accredited program with a Gold Circle of quality.
Discovery School was established in 1966 by Art Erb, who was, at that time, pastor of First United Lutheran Church in O’Fallon, IL. Initially, the school was first called Our World Preschool and was sponsored by the church, but with no religious affiliation. Later, in 1978, it was incorporated independently as Our World for Young Children. In 1982, the school was renamed DISCOVERY to avoid confusion with other Our World programs. The school is incorporated as a private, not-for-profit organization, is tax-exempt, and has charitable organization status in the state of Illinois.
Over the years, the school grew from a handful of children to its present size of approximately 130 young children. It has expanded to include Enrichment classes and Project Child (Two Preschool for All classes funded by the Illinois State Board of Education). The school also sponsors special programs periodically to include parenting classes and professional development workshops for staff. Parent-infant classes have been offered as needed.