Kalamazoo, MI Child Care

The Discovery Center Child Care And Preschool

The Discovery Center Pre-School and Childcare is a hometown, non-profit pre-school and child care center established in 1976 that has been dedicated to providing a quality program to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years that:

Is Developmentally Appropriate

  • Child centered, open-ended, hands on learning that engages all senses.
  • Allows the child to become independent, grow with their interests, work at their own pace, bolster their strengths and instill confidence.
  • Features large blocks of time each day for the child to work on and complete projects.

Enlists Play as a Way to Introduce Learning Skills

  • We do our best to keep alive in children the joy and wonder of life, learning, and the world around them.
  • We have fun!

Teaches Children Problem Solving and Conflict Negotiation Skills

  • To respect and care for others, the environment and themselves.
  • Encourages and enhances social interactions

Offers a Homelike Atmosphere

  • Children are not confined to one room during the day, but guided by their interests, and assisted by nurturing adults, can move and learn.
  • Healthy, fresh, home cooked meals and snacks provided.

Broadens Horizons

  • Provides creative experiences each day in science, cooking, art, language, math, geography, life skills, dramatic play, music, gross and fine motor
  • Frequent field trips

Has an Amazing, Half Acre Play Yard

  • Certified NatureExplore™ playyard
  • Natural areas such as a tall grass prairie, sledding hill, mini woodland with cave, dry streambed, climbing trees, space to run and play games
  • Climbers, sandboxes, playhouses, pirate ship, teepee, car
  • Vegetable and fruit gardens
  • Areas for art, building, and making music are available
  • Loose parts for children to invent their own activities

Provides Low Teacher to Child Ratios

  • 1:3 infants, 1:4 toddlers, 1:6 transition children, 1:8 pre-school children
  • Experienced, professional, teachers who care, degreed in education and constantly updating knowledge
  • Longevity of staff

Welcomes Parents into the Program

Professional Photographer

  • Takes pictures that are posted at the center and on Snapfish.

Call Discovery Center Pre-School and Childcare at 269-372-0007 for more information.

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