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Early Preschool is offered for children who are 2 by Sept. 1 of the current school year. Early Preschool classes are from 8:30 to 11:50. Classes are offered 2, 3, or 5 days per week. Two-day classes are Thursdays and Fridays while the three-day classes are on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Early Preschool can be a morning only class or can be combined with extended day. See “Philosophy & Curriculum” to find out more about the structure of the classes.
Preschool classes are from 8:30 to 11:50 and are offered for children who are 3 by Sept. 1 of the current school year. Classes are offered 2, 3, or 5 days per week. Two-day classes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays while the three-day classes are on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Preschool can be a morning only class or can be combined with extended day. See “Philosophy & Curriculum” to find out more about the structure of the classes.
Summer Camp is offered for 10 weeks during the summer (approximately May 31st- August 4th).
Register for a summer of fun at Discovery’s Summer Camp! Morning only camp (8:30-11:50) is available for T, W, & Th mornings and extended day options are offered for 2, 3, or 5 days/wk (hours are 7am-6pm). Register for all 10 weeks of summer fun or as few as 3 weeks. Our summer days are filled with exciting activities, special visitors, splash pad trips, and field trips! Special visitors and field trips are scheduled on T & Th. Ages 2 – completed Kindergarten.
Enrichment (8:30 AM – 1:40 PM) is an option for children in our Junior Kindergarten classes. This program extends the morning program to 1:40 and is offered to children who are 4 by Sept. 1 of the current school year. Children may enroll for 3 days (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) or 5 days per week. Enrichment can also be combined with the extended day program for families who need care for the full day.
The morning time is dedicated to activities that are offered during the preschool schedule. After lunch, the children are offered a short outdoor play time which is followed by a curriculum offering the extended learning of the fine arts. Topics include books and authors, artists, different types of art, and music. Spanish is also offered one day per week.
The heart of the Enrichment program is the enhancement of creative expression and understanding through literature, drama, music, and the visual arts. How is it different from the regular classroom? Although the regular classroom includes the arts, Enrichment focuses solely on the arts. Dr. Patricia Bell, a former director of Discovery, developed the curriculum.
1. To stimulate visual awareness and drawing skills through specific exercises that emphasize the dot, circle, and line families,
2. To introduce children to particular artists, illustrators, and styles,
3. To introduce children to particular art forms, including portraits, still lifes, landscapes, abstracts, sculptures, stabiles, and stitchery.
1. To enable children to participate fully in music: singing, listening, and playing instruments,
2. To expose children to classical and folk music,
3. To assist children in learning basic music concepts: (a) tone matching, (b) music moves up and down a scale, (c) volume, (d) tempo, (e) rhythm, and (f) instrument families.
Literature and Drama Goals
1. To nurture joy and appreciation of the finest children’s books,
2. To connect reading to children’s creativity,
3. To play with words, rhyme, repeated sounds, and rhythms of language.