DISCOVERY VILLAGE IS UNIQUE!
The care of a village, the creativity of an art studio, and the discovery of a science lab await children from the ages of 6 weeks to five years at Discovery Village. We are a high-quality childcare and preschool offering full-time, year-round childcare and learning.
Classic and contemporary research and experience come alive in our playful approach, embracing the promise and possibility of learning during the vital first five years of life. Academic, social-emotional, physical, and character development is embedded in play and projects that stem directly from children’s sense of wonder and curiosity. We enhance learning with quality enrichment including Spanish, Sign Language, Art, Science, and so much more. Learning is carefully planned to prepare children for success and well-being in Kindergarten and beyond.
Inspired by impactful educational philosophies that emerged during the 20th century – Montessori, Waldorf, and especially Reggio – Discovery Village builds from those approaches, designing anew what is possible in childcare.
During the Covid-19 pandemic Discovery Village remained open for families that needed to rely on our care. Those challenging days of crisis brought renewal as we actively revitalized our approach to learning and care to address the demands and possibilities of our times. Constraints from new health protocols fueled creativity. Protests over racial inequity and injustice deepened our values-based learning. Well-being and connection to others, both similar and different from ourselves, emerged as core to our program as we committed to being a haven of hope for our young villagers in a world in need of healing, yet also filled with wonder and possibility.
Discovery Village is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.