Curriculum

Enrollment Schedule

Discovery Central has many enrollment options. We enroll children between the ages of 16 months through 3 years of age. Please ask if you have specific schedule requirements. We will do our best to accommodate your childcare needs.

Preschool Program

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am - 12:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am - 12:30pm
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 12:30pm

Daily Schedule

8:00am - 9:30am - Drop-off / Free Choice
9:30am - 10:00am - Clean Up / Circle Time / Morning Meeting
10:00am - 10:15am - Snack Time
10:15am - 11:15am - Outside Time / Gross Motor Activities
11:15am - 11:45am - Outside Time
11:45am - 12:15pm - Lunch Time
12:15pm - 12:30pm - Transition to Pick Up Time

Schedule Definitions

  • Free Choice - During this time children are able to explore the classroom, interact with other children and choose any activity they would like.
  • Morning Meeting - At morning meeting the children gather together on the rug to greet one another, count the numbers on the calendar and talk about the daily schedule.
  • Circle Time - Gathering as a group to play matching games, read the story of the month, sing songs and learn finger plays.
  • Gross Motor - Provides an opportunity for music, movement, games, dancing, and yoga as a group.
  • Outside Time - Allows children to build gross motor skills on our climbing structure, play organized games, and pretend play in the wooden house.
  • Project - During this time the children will have the opportunity to work with different art mediums related to the monthly theme.

Discovery Central’s Curriculum is based on monthly themes and literature. This curriculum is used just as a guide. If the children’s interests bring us in another direction, we will be sure to explore those themes as well.

September

Themes Books
Shapes, Colors, Numbers, Alphabet Mouse Paint, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Chicka Chicka 123, Alphabet Rescue

October

Themes Books
Fall/Farm/Farm Animals One Grumpy Morning, Giggle Giggle Quack, Big Red Barn, If you give a pig a Pancake

November

Themes Books
Bears and other animals that Hibernate Hibernation and nocturnal animals Jane Chapman author study
Bear feels sick, The Bear Snores On, Bears new friend, Bear wants more

December

Themes Books
Gingerbread/ Baking
Snow/ Winter
The Gingerbread Baby, The Gingerbread Friends, Snowmen at Night, Snowballs, The Snowy Day, Owl Moon, Snowflake Bentley

January

Themes Books
Castles, Fairytales, Dragons Who wants a Dragon, In the Castle, Classic Fairytales

February

Themes Books
Dinosaur Theme Dino Train, Jane Yolen Dinosaur Series

March

Themes Books
Community Helpers/ Occupations My Daddy is a Pretzel, Sally Gets a Job

April

Themes Books
Weather Changes, Rain Chart, Wind, Spring Time Hit the Ball Duck, Skip through the season, Planting a Rainbow

May

Themes Books
Insects, Butterflies, nature, planting and gardening Eric Carle Author Study
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Lonely Firefly

June

Themes Books
Transportation Terrific Trains, We all go Traveling by, Freight Train