Discovery Learning Center
Discovery Learning Center's Mission
Discovery Learning Center's mission is to provide quality, accredited early childhood care and education in a supportive environment. That support extends to the children, as well as their families and community.
The goal of everyone working with the children is to help each child have more positive feelings about him/herself, including confidence in the ability to learn, increasing self-control, positive social relationships, and exploring new experiences. The result of these skills is confident, competent, caring children.
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2. We are a Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado Provider
UPK Colorado ensures that every child in the year before kindergarten is eligible for state-funded, voluntary preschool. Download PDF to get more info on the program and find out if your child is eligible.
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Discovery Learning Center
Our philosophy is based on the child development theories of Erik Erickson, John Dewey, Arnold Gesell, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky. We use a variety of curriculum models; including constructivism, project approach, storybook journey, developmental interaction, and theme immersion. For more information about theorists and/or curriculum models, please contact our Director, Angela Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overall, we are guided by current early childhood research and developmentally appropriate practices. To enable the achievement of the mission, Discovery Learning Center follows the curriculum guidelines listed below.
Our curriculum focuses on important skill-building, such as personality growth in character and value development, conceptual knowledge and aesthetic development. We also focus on building beginners' skills in important subjects such as, science, math, social student, emergent literacy, and conceptual knowledge. Physical development plays an important role in our curriculum as well.
Standards and important guidelines we follow include:
- Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines
- Early Learning and Development Guidelines
- Colorado Department of Education Academic Standards
- National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation Criteria
- National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenCode of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment
- Proven, research-based, nationally accepted early childhood education standards
The Core Components of our program include three important rules. Take care of yourself, take care of each other, and take care of Discovery. We pride ourselves on professional and well-trained staff and parent involvement. Through these principles, we grow competent, confident, and caring children.
As Competent Children, students will be capable, knowledgeable, experienced, skilled and proficient in curriculum content appropriate to their age and individual development.
As Confident Children, students will be assured in their demeanor, assertive in their interactions with others, and certain of their skills. We work to ensure Discovery children are secure in their environment, convinced of their abilities, and self-possessed of their emotions.
As Caring Children, students will exhibit kind and thoughtful, gentle and considerate behavior. We expect helpful and compassionate treatment of others, and for our students to express concern and sensitive behaviors toward other children and adults.
Discovery Learning Center is a Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado Provider. UPK helps families by providing children the opportunity to attend state-funded voluntary preschool. Click here to download the PDF for more info.