Welcome to Discoveries Preschool!
We are pleased that your family has chosen Discoveries Learning Center. Brain research tells us that over 90% of a child’s brain is developed before entering Kindergarten. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your child’s early years. We truly look forward to partnering with you during this stage of very rapid growth and development.
Discoveries has been in existence since 2004. In 2010, the program adopted the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards, administered by the Iowa Department of Education. The QPPS were developed to establish a standard of quality for preschool programs across the state. Discoveries has identified the standard being met behind many of it’s policies. A copy of the standards are available for your review in the office at any time. It is the goal of Discoveries to offer you and your family a comprehensive, research based, and high quality care experience.
Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences which encourage caring, learning and personal well-being.This will be accomplished by recognizing the value of each individual and promoting academic and personal growth in a challenging and caring environment.
Children learn best through meaningful play experiences. The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in our understanding of what constitutes high quality early education and care. Discoveries Learning Center uses valid scientific research combined with parent support and participation to guide our practices. We also rely on widely accepted standards of high quality care, such as those described by the Quality Preschool Performance Standards (QPPS). Our center and extended care are carefully planned to be developmentally appropriate. We recognize each child’s stage of development and develop curriculum according to your child’s individual needs.
It is our intent to provide a homelike atmosphere that welcomes children and adults alike. As parents, you are your child’s first and primary teacher. Thus, our approach includes a commitment to work with you in the best interest of your child. We invite you to visit the classroom, participate in activities, or contribute in ways which are comfortable for you.
Goals for Children:
Children will show competency in social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development skills.
Children will be enthusiastic and curious learners.
Children will be safe and healthy.
Goals for Families:
Families will feel welcome in the classroom and school.
Families will work with the school in a meaningful partnership to help their children be better prepared to learn to read and write.