RED MUSTANGS are 6-12 year olds enrolled in before and after school care. We realize that school hours don’t always match up with work hours. That is why at Discoveries Preschool and Child Care we open at 6 AM for early morning drop offs and we’re open until 6 PM for parents who work late.
We offer transportation to and from the child’s school. We offer a healthy snack after school and follow this up with group homework. We encourage the older children to check the younger children’s work.
Once school work is finished the children get to take advantage of our large classroom. It is set up in learning centers to encourage reading, growing, and social development for children of any age.
The student’s choices about learning are a necessary component to our success. Your child is challenged and able to learn in many different ways. The children are able to make their choice of activities and learning styles including visual, auditory sensory, and hands on practice.
Play is a wonderful way to experience and learn what is needed to be a successful individual. Below is a list of our learning centers with a brief description of each one.
The World Is My Classroom
Each Day Is a New Lesson
Every Person Is My Teacher
The Reading Loft gives the children a special place above the busy activities of the classroom to relax and read. It is filled with comfortable chairs and pillows to sink into. Books are rotated frequently.During rest and relaxation time the entire preschool class retreats up to the loft. Here the teacher reads stories and plays instrumental calming music. Even children need a time to relax and refocus during a busy day in day care.
Kick Back Kid Hang Out is another quiet space is for reading and relaxing. More book shelves contain books for all levels of reader and a large overstuffed chair and couch are in the room for a time away from others. Activity fills in most of the classroom and this area is a great escape place.
The Transportation Table has cars, boats and trains that are available for the young travelers. Train tracks are built all over this area as young engineers experiment with life on the rails.
The Building Center is in the middle of the room. Blocks of all types, carpet, wood, tiles and Legos of various sizes are there to build and practicing design, creation and balance.
The Creative Art Center is full of paper of various colors and textures, glue, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, stamps and stencils. Painting experiences with marbles, sponges, feathers andother media lead to individual masterpieces. Recycling is part of our philosophy and collages of all sorts of materials are a part of experimenting. Play dough is made by the children and sidewalk chalk decorates the playground.
The Math Center has more activities than just recognizing numbers. There is hands on experience of weighing different objects on a child size scale. Counting, matching, sequences and graphs will give each child the chance to be successful.
The Science Center is changed often, depending on the theme and the children’s interest. Sometimes it’s a space station and other times an indoor garden. Books full of science information and experiments fill the shelves pertaining to plants, oceans, animals, nature and science related subjects. Our pet fish enjoys time there. Visits from other live animals are always a welcomed treat. Hermit crabs, frogs and a desert tortoise have found their way into this living and learning area.
The Drama Center has become many different centers including camping with a real tent. Dress up centers is always fashionable with boys and girls. One month it was a pizzeria. The next month it became a pet shop with an in house veterinarian. The restaurant venue is a favorite so we opened “BlueWing Restaurant”. Some months you will find a grocery store which is something all children can appreciate.
The Music Center includes a keyboard, guitar, drums, percussion instruments and bells. The teacher may play a guitar as children sing about life, animals, holidays and old fashion folk songs like your grandparents sang. This is done outside.
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