Academic readiness, emotional development, and social awareness are key goals of our Pre-Kindergarten program. Our classes incorporate a multi-faceted, developmentally appropriate curriculum, where each child’s class time is spent in both active and passive learning tasks — enabling the child to develop as an individual as well as a group participant.
Beginning at ages 3 and 4, our Pre-Kindergarten program is enriched by immersion in curriculum themes that include: Human Body, Health & Nutrition, Healthy Habits/Manners, Organs Of the Body, Pyramid of Food Groups, Garden Walks, Plants to Planets, Fairy Tales, and Aesop’s Fables incorporated into Drama skits.
We also incorporate Self Esteem/Movement Songs, Morning Exercise/Aerobics, Yoga, World Alphabet Flash Cards transferring knowledge to maps/globe, art projects incorporating Sign Language, English Alphabet, Spanish, short vowels and blends songs and flash cards to set a strong phonics foundation, days of the week/months of the year flash cards & songs (English/Spanish), colors & shapes flash cards & songs, numbers 1-50 includes counting & number recognition, counting with coins & recognition of presidents on coins, addition and subtraction rap and rock songs with flash cards, counting by twos, fives, and tens to 60 songs, pointing to 5 minute intervals on clock, etc.
Our instructional 4-year-old VPK and 3-year-old Pre-K Program follows the Volusia County Public School Calendar. We offer two sessions for your convenience: Our morning session is from 8:00 – 11:30 am (30 minutes of additional enrichment free to our families) and an afternoon class from 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm.
For full day student enrichment, Discovery Academy offers a wrap-around program from 8am-4pm, priced affordably. This after school program (11:30am-4pm) is filled with hands-on learning activities, including art appreciation, science exploration, computer lab, and outside time in our spacious park-like playground. Morning routines and learning concepts are reinforced through stories, song, and flash cards. Our full day tuition also includes a nutritious afternoon snack, free of excessive sugar, fat, and artificial ingredients.
Our Preschool program also offers Dance classes, Tumbling, and Music Lessons, which are available on-site for your convenience for a small additional fee.