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We're more than a preschool

At Discoveries, we're your child's home away from home

When they're not at home you want your children to be in a warm, comforting, mentally stimulating, and safe environment. You've found your place with Discoveries Preschool & Childcare.

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Our pre-k program at Discoveries preschool Sparks
Discoveries Preschool's pre-k classroom
Annual Fall Festival is one of the many events at Discoveries
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Why Sparks parents choose Discoveries for daycare

We provide childcare for children ages 9 months – 12 years, before and after school, and off track.
We offer age-appropriate care and education

Age specific programs and care

Our fun, engaging and age appropriate rooms follow a curriculum which focuses on the individual needs of each age group.
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Discoveries day cares's facilities are secure, safe, and sanitary for your children

Secure, safe, and healthy facilities

We put safety first at Discoveries Preschool. that's why we have security systems in place so you can go about your day with peace of mind.
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Our teachers and staff are highly trained and experienced

Highly trained staff and teachers

Each child is cared for and nurtured by professional, highly experienced staff, many of whom are parents themselves.
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We make learning FUN

We want your children to enjoy a lifetime of exploring and learning at our preschool. As a result, our classes and care are focused on making their experience beneficial as well as fun.
Cubs playing in the Discoveries daycare toddler playground

Learning through play is the main focus at our preschool

We believe all children are unique, have different strengths and interests, and learn in different ways. This is especially true during early childhood.

That’s why at our preschool the center of each activity is play. We’ve found that younger children learn best when mentally, and physically, stimulated. Our goal is to keep them stimulated and engaged with a variety of activities and exploration.

Our childcare includes 5 beautiful playgrounds for all ages!

With 1.5 acres of playground space, you can guarantee your child will be getting their exercise. Our playgrounds are suited for each child’s age to ensure safe play and interactions.

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Toddlers playground at Discoveries day care in Sparks
Infant and toddler playground at Discoveries childcare in Sparks
One of four playgrounds at Discoveries

Experiencing the world through discovery

Our staff-to-child ratio is set to make all field trips safe and fun. Furthermore, parents are invited to join us for the field trips and can meet us at the location.

From nature hikes to the Planetarium, your child will never get bored at Discoveries Preschool and Childcare.

Hiking is one of the many field trips we take our Discoveries children on
Annual Fall Festival is one of the many events at Discoveries
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Regularly scheduled ice cream truck visits are a favorite of the children at Discoveries

Events and Participation

We hold several annual events that we look forward to each year! From our highly anticipated pre-k graduation ceremony, to ice cream truck fun, our Fall Festival or Christmas Festival, and everything in between. We adopt families for Christmas, hold fundraisers for our furry friends at the humane society. We invite any qualified team to come spend time with our kids, such as Soccer Shots and the new PBS! The more we have happening, the better!

Parental involvement is encouraged and appreciated. The more you participate the more your child feels at home.

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Parents trust us to provide a safe and enriched learning environment for their children. Read why they choose us for childcare.

Discover your child’s early learning success story

Contact us to schedule a tour: (775) 425-2273
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We'll take care of the transportation

To and from transportation is provided by Discoveries Preschool and Childcare for your child to local Sparks schools as well as adventurous field trips.

The school owns three 15 passenger vans ready for the field trips and transporting students to and from the elementary schools as needed. All vans are equipped with first aid kits and fire extinguishers.

One of our transportation vans at Discoveries
Discoveries preschool Sparks owner, Gina Lamarca

Meet the owner

My name is Gina Lamarca and I am the owner of Discoveries Preschool and Childcare. My background has always been in childcare and education. I attended Fresno State University and Fresno City College with a minor in child development. Children are my passion and I believe they should enjoy their preschool years in a loving and safe environment. As a parent I understand not only the struggles of raising children but providing them with the best education possible at a very early age.
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Discoveries FAQs

We know choosing the right daycare for your child is a big decision.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Our teachers’ and staff’s educations range from CDA credentials to more than a decade of hands-on learning. Some have taught in large corporate facilities while others have been teachers on Native American Reservations as well as Head Start Programs.

Discoveries Preschool has a state-of-the-art security system. The front door to the preschool is always locked, and cannot be accessed without a designated four-digit passcode given to you by the office. Alongside always having 1-2 people in the front room to keep track of who is coming and going, we couple these security measures with ID’ing any unfamiliar face that enters the preschool. We err on the side of caution when it comes to this topic, as safety is our number one priority.

We follow the strict, yet reasonable, Communicable Disease Recommendations for schools and childcare centers. This can range from a simple 24 hour exclusion, or more, depending on the severity or lack of. This is handled on case by case basis but rest assured, we go above and beyond cleaning standards to ensure the health of all students and teachers alike.

We ask that parents bring a morning snack and afternoon lunch. Don’t worry, we’ve got the afternoon snack and milk covered! We freshen up our snack calendar the 1st of every month. Snacks can range from healthy cereals and crackers, fresh fruits, and the occasional ice cream to keep things festive. We also allow students to bring store bought goodies to share with the entire class in the event of a birthday or special event.

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