Our Educational Programs

At Discovery Academy, we are committed to providing the highest quality early childhood care and education to our children and their families. Our small class sizes, educational programs and progressive approach to learning are all tailored to your child’s needs and development. We contour the curriculum around your child’s unique style of learning and individual skill level in order to create a fun and enriching educational experience. These low child-to-teacher ratios also guarantee attentiveness to your child’s learning experience. We delight in nurturing growth in your child’s passion for discovery.

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Infants (6 weeks to 18 months of age)

We have two infant classrooms separated by age group, Infants (6 weeks – 1 year) & Wobblers (1 year- 18months). Our Wobbler classroom is a classroom that assists our babies in transitioning from Infants to Toddlers.

Each of our Infant Rooms include a play area full of stimulating toys and exploration areas, one even includes a live fish tank. Teachers sing songs, read stories and begin sign language at this age. We also play games with the children to develop motor skills because we believe a child is never to young to start learning. Our teachers also spend lots of time cuddling and talking to babies to instill trust and to provide a healthy relationship between child and caregiver.Our large shaded out door area has age appropriate toys and we even take the children for walks around the block in our quad-strollers.

Toddlers (18 months through the introduction of potty training)

We have two Toddler classrooms separated by age group, Toddlers (18 months through the introduction of potty training) and Wee-School (from the start of potty training through 3 years of age).

Our Toddler rooms include large learning centers for imaginary play, exploration play, arts and crafts and a book center for reading. At this age the potential for learning is vast. We begin with fun ways of teaching shapes and colors and even introduce the alphabet. We expand on the sign language introduced in the Infant classrooms. We also sing songs and read books to help the attention span and vocabulary to grow.

We teach each child at their own individual pace. We also encourage Toddlers to practice self-help skills including hand washing, putting on coats, picking up toys and sharing with friends.

Our Wee- School classroom is a classroom that assists our children in transitioning from Toddlers to Pre-schoolers. Potty training begins when both the child and parent is ready. We use encouraging methods to potty train and with both home and school working together it’s a guaranteed success.

Pre-School (3 to 4 years of age)

Our Pre-school classroom is for children 3 to 4 years of age. Our curriculum follows the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and includes – Social and Emotional Development – Health and Physical Development- Language and Literacy- Mathematics- Science and Creative Arts.

We use fun hands-on methods of learning as well traditional table work in order to better prepare our children for Kindergarten. We provide classroom learning centers loaded with manipulates that enhance what is taught inside of the classroom. We also explore, learn and discover outside of the classroom with fun and educational field trips, exciting computer classes and gym classes that promote the importance of hands-on learning, wellness and physical activity.

Pre-K (4 to 5 years of age)

Our Pre-K classroom is for children 4 to 5 years of age. Our curriculum follows the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines which includes – Social and Emotional Development – Health and Physical Development- Language and Literacy- Mathematics- Science and Creative Arts. Children graduating from Discovery Academy will have a full understanding of what is expected of them when they enter Kindergarten. Assisting children in being fully prepared will make their experience of entering Kindergarten less stressful and more enjoyable.

We use fun hands-on methods of learning as well as traditional table work in order to better prepare our children for Kindergarten. We provide classroom learning centers loaded with manipulatives that enhance what is being taught inside  the classroom. We also explore, learn and discover outside of the classroom with fun and educational field trips, exciting computer classes and gym classes that promote the importance of hands-on learning, wellness and physical activity.

School Age (Kindergarten thru 6th grade)

Our school -age classroom is for children in grades K thru 6th . We do our best to provide a fun, entertaining and exciting environment for your school age child. School age children have their own area complete with an air hockey table and age appropriate games. We provide computer and homework time supervised by a teacher. During the summer program we brush up on the skills learned throughout the school year. Our summer program provides a weekly learning theme as well as three field trips per week! We provide transportation to Carriage Hill Elementary , Trumble Park Elementary, Walnut Creek Elementary, Patriot Elementary and Bell Elementary.