Grades: Nursery School - PK | 28 students
Discovery Schoolhouse provides full and part day, year-round, educational childcare to children two-years-nine-months through Kindergarten, as well as some after school care for children seven through nine. The program uses an interactive, child-centered, developmentally appropriate approach which assumes that children learn through active participation and discovery. The curriculum emphasizes child-initiated activities, problem solving, fostering independence, social skills, respecting cultural diversity, creativity, and individuality. At Discovery Schoolhouse each child is respected as an individual and given maximum support for learning and development. The curriculum is designed to nurture the development of the whole child, addressing cognitive, intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and physical needs. The curriculum and classrooms at Discovery Schoolhouse are designed so that children have a wide variety of appropriate activities available to them. Teachers are active facilitators of children’s learning, constantly adjusting the curriculum to meet the needs and interests of each child. Teachers act as guides, helping children make choices, work out and discuss conflicts with their friends, answering and asking questions, modeling appropriate behavior, and monitoring children’s progress.