Discovery provides full-day, year-round childcare for children 19 months through 6 years of age during the school year, and up to age 8 during the summer and school holidays. From 9:00-12:30, all children enrolled at Discovery are placed into one of three age-appropriate classrooms:
• Playgroup Squirrels: for children ages 2-3. We enroll a few children between the ages of 19 and 24 months who are a part of this group as well. Class size is 12 with 3 classroom staff.
• Preschool Mountain Lions: for children age 3-4. Class size is 14 children with a minimum of 2 classroom teachers.
• Pre-K Eagles: for children age 4-5. Class size is 16 children with a minimum of 2 classroom teachers.
Children’s schedules range from two mornings a week to five full days a week. Placement in classrooms is based on when children will be entering Kindergarten.
Discovery’s program includes plenty of time for children to engage with others in mixed-age settings. Early mornings and afternoons provide opportunities for children to interact with others both younger and older than themselves. Older children get to be leaders, models, and mentors while also learning empathy. Younger children gain experiences in situations similar to family-based care, providing the best of both small and large group child care experiences.