Discovery World

A Strong Emotional Foundation

Discovery World's Infant Center instills a solid emotional foundation in our youngest little explorers by introducing them to a variety of experiences and skills. Each day our infants enjoy sensory and spatial experiences; learn self-help, language, and motor skills; and engage in creative and social activities. This structure familiarizes infants with their own bodies, as well as things and people in the world around them, so they will approach life with a sense of confidence and understanding. By equipping infants early with a sense of confidence and understanding, they enter the world with a strong sense of self-worth and pride, making them much more likely to challenge themselves without fear of failure and entertain themselves with their own imagination.

Small Class Sizes

Teachers focus on healthy development through experiential active learning in very low ratio groups of 3:1 and 4:1.

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Infants

6 Weeks to 8 Months

Infants are encouraged to explore the world around them.  They are introduced to a variety of sensors experiences and are encouraged to develop attachments to their teachers, so they feel safe and comfortable in their environment.  Additionally, we foster independence by teaching each child sign language, so they may communicate their needs more effectively prior to being able to communicate verbally.

 

Crawlers

8 Months to 18 Months

As infants learn how to move about their environment, they further explore and learn about their world.  Our spacious classrooms and variety of toys insure your infant will enjoy a fun and educational environment.  Our teachers continue to teach the children sign language and lead the children in circle-time songs, finger plays, and flannel stories.  They introduce the children to sensory, art, fine motor, and gross motor activities.

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Toddlers

18 Months to 24 Months

Our toddlers develop their verbal language skills, so they can clearly communicate their wants and needs, as well as their opinions about their world.  We continue to use sensory-driven lessons and encourage each child to use their own words to describe their experiences.  Additionally, we encourage self-help and character-building skills, such as serving themselves, putting their shoes on, and putting their own toys away.