Preschool

Discovery Village Academy

GIVE YOUR CHILD THE ADVANTAGE

 

 

VOTED 2018's BEST PRESCHOOL IN GIG HARBOR ON MACARONI KID!

2018 -2019 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for our application and class information.

 

 

Call or email and setup a convenient time to tour and meet with one of our teachers, (253) 858-4835 or info@discovery-village.com

Why Choose Us?

  • Discovery
    Village Academy is more than a preschool, it is a whole child learning
    center that combines a top notch education with opportunities to play
    and learn in a safe and welcoming environment.

  • We are small company owned
    by two local moms, our mission is to provide high quality preschool
    education which fosters a love of learning.
  • Our
    staff is carefully curated! All of our teachers are college graduates
    and most of our assistants are pursuing education degrees. We invest in
    our staff by providing them ongoing training and building paid planning
    time into their schedules.
  • We do not do auctions or fundraisers, your tuition bill is the only money we will ask for.
  • Our
    team includes Dr. Maureen Turner, a licensed clinical psychologist, who
    specializes in identifying causes of learning, attention, social,
    behavioral and emotional difficulties for children. She acts a resource
    for parents and teachers and provides monthly question and answer
    sessions for Discovery Village parents.
  • Membership
    to Discovery Village is included for our student's families along with a
    10% discount on camps, cafe and retail purchases.
  • We
    have created an ideal place for parents to meet new friends and become
    part of the local community. Sit down with a latte or lunch from the
    cafe while the kids play.
  • Potty training is not a requirement to attend Discovery Village Academy.
  • Our
    center offers many other educational opportunities from afternoon
    enrichment classes through the Discovery Foundation to date nights,
    camps and coding activities.

We encourage families to schedule a time to meet with one of our teachers to learn more about our program and tour the facility. Tours can be setup by calling 253-858-4835.

We are excited to get to know you as a family. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

 









Our Philosophy

The goal of Discovery Village Academy is to prepare children academically for kindergarten, provide an environment that builds both self confidence and empathy for others.  We know that children learn best through play.

Our classrooms are arranged by learning centers: blocks, dramatic play, manipulatives, language, math, science, art, sensory table, literacy, and writing. Teachers work with small groups or individuals on specific skills, such as counting or pre-writing activities.

Get Set for School is the core curriculum focusing on: Readiness and Writing, Language and Literacy, and Numbers and Math. The curriculum model incorporates traditional circle time for group instruction; topics covered during circle time vary but include age-appropriate versions of: daily duties, alphabet, calendar, weather, numbers/counting, sharing, story time, comprehension question and answer, and music. We utilize the Handwriting Without Tears program as well as the Second Step social and emotional curriculum in all of our classes.  Spanish is integrated into the core curriculum of our prekindergarten programs. We have a large indoor playground developed by PlayTime™ and a fenced outdoor playground for dramatic play and physical activity each day.