Discovery Years Child Learning Center's Adventurers™ program expands on the foundation established in the Early Explorers™ toddler program. Children are introduced to extended, independent playtimes in order to enhance their natural play and encourage social development. Children participate in large and small group activities and a consistent weekly schedule.
Discovery Years Child Learning Center™ offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which is recognized by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our exclusive curriculum, 'Essentials for Early Learning'™, is foundational in setting the stage for the next level of preschool development. The Adventurers™ class is introduced to beginning handwriting, phonemic awareness, number awareness, basic concepts, creative arts, Mandarin, Spanish and sign language. In addition, our program continues to focus on self-help skills, supporting potty-training, socializing, meal times and emotional development. On a daily basis child initiated and teacher directed activities are implemented.
Our 'Essentials for Early Learning'™ uses developmentally appropriate assessments. These tools track each child's individual growth and development and allow our teacher's to appropriately plan activities for each child. We share assessments with families at our semi-annual conferences, at which time, teachers and families decide together a plan for continued growth and learning tailored for their child. A working portfolio/keepsake is sent home with each child at the end of the school year.
The Adventurers™ program introduces the children to our enrichment curriculum, S.T.E.A.M. and science discovery in our Butterfly Pavilion™, cooking in our Café, Maisy and the Magic Story Box™, Fun to be Fit™, Cultures in Rhythm™, Passport to Learning™, character building and philanthropy, planting and harvesting in our organic garden.
All of our teachers and support staff are selected to serve as nurturing role models. They are trained and certified as early childhood educators. Teachers are required to meet and maintain all early childhood education courses in compliance with state and Discovery Years Child Learning Center's™ requirements. Our staff is Health & Safety, CPR and First Aid certified. We require ongoing professional development. Once a potential employee makes the commitment to becoming a teacher at our center, they undergo a criminal background check, a CARI Report check, must agree to random drug testing and successfully complete our training course prior to being hired. Our extensive hiring process is our way of guaranteeing that your child will receive the best quality of care.