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DCLC CURRICULUM

Discovery Central has many enrollment options. We enroll children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years of age. Please ask if you have specific schedule requirements. We will do our best to accommodate your childcare needs.

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ENROLLMENT SCHEDULE

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:00AM - 12:30PM

Tuesday, Thursday

8:00AM - 12:30PM

Monday through Friday

8:00AM - 12:30PM

DAILY SCHEDULE & DEFINITIONS

8:00am - 9:30am

DROP OFF

FREE CHOICE

During this time children are able to explore the classroom, interact with other children and choose any activity they would like.

 

9:30am - 10:00am

CLEAN UP

CIRCLE TIME

Gathering as a group to play matching games, read the story of the month, sing songs and learn finger plays.

MORNING MEETING

At morning meeting the children gather together on the rug to greet one another, count the numbers on the calendar, learn the days of the week and the color or letter of the day. We also talk about the daily schedule and any changes that may need to occur.

 

10:00am - 10:15am

SNACK TIME

 

10:15am - 11:15am

PROJECT TIME

During this time the children will have the opportunity to work with different art mediums related to the monthly theme.

GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES

Provides an opportunity for music, movement, games, dancing, and yoga as a group.

11:15am - 11:45am

OUTSIDE TIME

Allows children to build gross motor skills while using cozy coops on a track, playing organized games, catching, blowing bubbles, drawing with chalk and participating in pretend play in the wooden house.

 

11:45am - 12:15pm

LUNCH TIME

 

12:15pm - 12:30pm

TRANSITION TO PICK UP TIME

MONTHLY THEMES

Our 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

Shapes, Colors, Numbers, Alphabet

BOOKS:

Mouse Paint, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Chicka Chicka 123, Alphabet Rescue

OCTOBER

Fall, Farm, Farm Animals

BOOKS:

One Grumpy Morning, Giggle Giggle Quack, Big Red Barn, If you give a pig a Pancake

NOVEMBER

Bears & Animals that Hibernate, Nocturnal Animals

BOOKS:

Jane Chapman Author Study, Bear Feels sick, The Bear Snores On, Bears New Friend, Bear Wants More

DECEMBER

Gingerbread, Baking, Snow, Winter

BOOKS:

The Gingerbread Baby, The Gingerbread Friends, Snowmen at Night, Snowballs, The Snowy Day, Owl Moon, Snowflake Bentley

JANUARY

Castles, Fairytales, Dragons

BOOKS:

Who Wants a Dragon, In the Castle, Classic Fairytales

FEBRUARY

Dinosaurs

BOOKS:

Dino Train, Jane Yolen Dinosaur Series

MARCH

Community Helpers, Occupations

BOOKS:

My Daddy is a Pretzel, Sally Gets a Job

APRIL

Weather Changes, Rain Chart, Wind, Spring Time

BOOKS:

Hit The Ball Duck, Skip Through The Season, Planting a Rainbow

MAY

Insects, Butterflies, Nature, Planning, Gardening

BOOKS:

Eric Carle Author Study, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Lonely Firefly

JUNE

Transportation

BOOKS:

Terrific Trains, We All Go Traveling By, Freight Train