The Discovery Center

     Tel: (734)663-7496
   
Grades: PK - K | 187 students
The Discovery Center is a preschool and young 5's/kindergarten program for 2 ½ to 5 year old that has been serving families in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area since 1974.
Our focus on quality is reflected in the fact that The Discovery Center was one of the first centers in the United States to be accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.
Each classroom of 24 students at The Discovery Center is staffed by a team of three professional teachers supported by assisting teachers, student teachers, and administrative staff.
The professional teachers have university degrees in child development, early childhood education, or related disciplines.
Their average tenure at The Discovery Center is more than seven years.
Program goals at The Discovery Center include the development of the following characteristics in each child: curiosity, independence, self-confidence, adaptability, creativity, trust, physical, social, and intellectual awareness, acceptance of others, self-control, cooperation, verbal ability, and skills appropriate to the child's developmental state.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 187 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade The Discovery Center Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 47:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ann Arbor Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tutor Time Childcare Learning Center (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Folks Corner (1.4 miles away)
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  • Ann Arbor
    Little Folks Corner
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    4850 Dexter Road
    Ann ArborMI 48103
    (734)769-0944
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    1.4 mi | Gr. NS-PK | 95 students                      
  • Ann Arbor
    Tutor Time Childcare Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    2380 Oak Valley Dr
    Ann ArborMI 48103
    (734)996-9352
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    1.5 mi | Gr. K | 143 students                      
  • Ann Arbor
    Doughty Montessori School
    Montessori School
    416 S Ashley St
    Ann ArborMI 48103
    (734)663-8050
    Montessori School
    1.6 mi | Gr. PK-KG | 30 students                      
  • Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor Academy
    Special Education School
    111 East Mosley Street
    Ann ArborMI 48104
    (734)747-6641
    Special Education School
    1.6 mi | Gr. 4-12 | 42 students                      
  • Ann Arbor
    319 N Ashley St
    Ann ArborMI 48103
    (734)665-5347
    Montessori School
    1.7 mi | Gr. PK-KG | 23 students                      

School Reviews

1 year ago
Both of my children attend TDC in Ann Arbor. It is a wonderful school, with lots if support and great teachers. I love the Rainbow Room (inside gym) for daily activity, as well as separate fenced in playgrounds for classrooms. The red Room in particular is very well structured, with the teachers sitting and eating with their students, and the children as young as 2.5 learn to pour milk etc., for themselves. They potty trained both of my children, and not many places will do that. They also have a nice way of introducing different cultures and foods by bringing in parents, and sharing books and holidays. The Yellow Room is "Developmental Kindergarden." In my honest opinion, it is wonderful, but for young fives. Every child in one of my child''s class was a young five. The teachers were fun and engaging. My other child will be attending this fall, and is looking forward to it.
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