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.

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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.

COVID Health and Safety Protocol

Your Child’s Health and Safety During Times of Pandemic and Beyond

Discovery Village is committed to providing an environment that is safe and nurturing, creative and calm; a haven of hope and happiness in a world filled with challenge. We have carefully interwoven both the mandatory and recommended health and safety guidelines from the CDC, Department of Health, and Office of Children and Family Services in a playful and non-stressful manner.

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Our Three Pillars:

‘R‘elationships, ‘E‘xperiences, ‘V‘alues

REV it up with Discovery Village!

RELATIONSHIPS

I DON’T THINK ONE PARENT CAN RAISE A CHILD. I DON’T THINK TWO PARENTS CAN RAISE A CHILD. YOU REALLY NEED THE WHOLE VILLAGE.

Toni Morrison; Novelist, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner

At the heart of Discovery Village lie the relationships between our villagers: children, teachers, and families. Our village model emphasizes taking time to be with one another, developing caring, appreciative, respectful bonds. We emphasize the joys and responsibilities of being a villager. This includes substantial attention to developing the social-emotional skills needed to care for ourselves and others. Well-being is central to our approach with  focus on healthy lifestyle choices. We additionally emphasize inclusive and embracing  care for others regardless of background. Branching out beyond those in our supportive village, we demonstrate care for the broader community and even our planet as we get actively involved in projects that can make a positive impact.

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Art and Science

EXPERIENCES

WE IMAGINE A SCHOOL IN WHICH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS EXCITEDLY AND JOYFULLY STRETCH THEMSELVES TO THEIR LIMITS IN PURSUIT OF PROJECTS BUILT ON THEIR VISION.

Seymour Papert; MIT mathematician, computer scientist, and educator

Our young villagers learn by doing, pursuing their interests through play and projects. Learning is integrated into explorations stemming from children’s curiosity, incorporating language, the arts, science, cultural studies, math, physical education, social-emotional learning and so much more. Children’s art work and projects decorate our classrooms and hallways, as children design and redesign our space, making it uniquely their own. Village wide celebrations immerse children in joyous exploration and fun, creative self expression, and meaningful social action.

VALUES

INTELLIGENCE PLUS CHARACTER – THAT IS THE GOAL OF TRUE EDUCATION.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Discovery Village offers care and learning that is deeply grounded in our core values:

  • Caring, Connecting, Creating, and Contributing
  • Well-Being

Children engage in values-based experiences developing the social-emotional skills, inner resources, and qualities of character vital to well-being and to making a positive contribution in the lives of others, their communities, and the world. In a caring village environment, children develop meaningful connections with both teachers and peers. Through varied activities and experiences, our young villagers develop their own unique, creative ways to express themselves and contribute to the well-being of themselves and others.

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Discovery Village Childcare & Preschool

The best way to explore the possibilities of Discovery Village for your child is to schedule a tour of our village.

At Discovery Village, we understand how important it is for parents to have peace of mind when they go to work and leave their children for the day. Believing that it truly takes a village to raise a child, we are proud to be the village that parents trust day in and day out.

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