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Culture of Thinking

A Place for Childhood 

Young Children don't belong in institutional-like settings, instead, they thrive in dynamic comfortable soft home-like settings. With this knowledge, we have created an environment that marries a nature center, children's museum, and family home to create an optimal learning environment for young children. 

Our Homerooms

Our indoor environments are home-like spaces with many cozy places to be alone, in small groups or together as an entire classroom community.  We believe that offering authentic home-like environments full of rich open-ended materials will promote creative play, social-emotional development, critical thinking skills, and academic understanding.

 

Our homerooms are designed to promote optimal joy and learning and include science/nature, writing/language/literacy, math, blocks/construction, a huge book collection, imaginative play space, and an accessible art space with plenty of age-appropriate materials to explore.

 

Our homerooms are free for child-lead discovery and designed to be touched and explored.

Seedlings Room 

Our Seedlings environment is designed for children between twelve and twenty-four months as of September one.

It offers both half-day and full-day options. Families can also choose between a M-F, M-W-F, or T/TH schedule. 

Seedlings Tuition: 

5days/week $1408/$704 

3days/week $845/$423

2days/week$563/$282

*due monthly

Overview 

We know that young children learn through hands-on sensory-based experiences, they need to touch, taste, smell, and hear the materials in their environment. Together our rich environment and deep connections with children support optimal developmental growth. 

Individualized developmentally appropriate care with a primary carer is of utmost importance to us, therefore we follow the lead and needs of the child, being sure to observe and engage in ways that help us really know the child. 

We do not use any restrictive devices, but instead, encourage full use and movement of the body. Our environment is a yes space meaning all that is accessible is safe to touch and explore. 

Sprouts Room

Our Sprouts environment is set for children 3-5 on MWF and for children who are two and three on T/TH in September. It starts at 9:00 AM and runs through 3:30 PM. Parents can choose between a M-F, M-W-F, or T/TH schedule. *Half day schedule also available 9:00-12:30 

Sprouts Tuition: 

5days/week $1083 

3days/week $650

2days/week$433

*due monthly

Our Beliefs 

We believe that some of the most important foundational skills a Sprout kid can have are intrinsic motivation, curiosity, critical thinking, perseverance, and problem-solving. We have designed a dynamic environment to allow each child to strengthen those core skills while also gaining experience in more traditional academic skills such as counting, reading, and writing all through authentic play. The goal is to cultivate a love for learning and a culture of thinking together. Our day offers great swaths of uninterrupted playtime to delve deeper into play scenarios, slow down the pace of our day, and really engage in relationship building and connection making.  

We believe in terrific twos and threes! 

We understand that being two and three can be hard, but we also know how wonderful it is. Two and three-year-old's are growing and developing so much language, self-image, and a strong sense of independence. We nurture and support that growth by providing a rich open-ended environment where play and discovery are facilitated by knowledgeable early educators who "get" this unique stage of development. 

 

Bloom Room   

Our Bloom environment is designed for children who are four and five as of September one. It starts at 9:00 AM and runs through 3:30 PM. Parents can choose between a M-F, M-W-F, or T/TH schedule.  

BLOOM Tuition: 

FULL DAY                       HALF DAY

5days/week $1083          5days/$525

3days/week $650           3days/$335

2days/week$433            2days/225

*due monthly

Our Beliefs 

We believe that some of the most important foundational skills a Bloom room kid can have are intrinsic motivation, curiosity, critical thinking, perseverance, and problem-solving. We have designed a dynamic environment to allow each child to strengthen those core skills while also gaining experience in more traditional academic skills such as counting, reading, and writing all through authentic play. The goal is to cultivate a love for learning and a culture of thinking together. Our day offers great swaths of uninterrupted playtime to delve deeper into play scenarios, slow down the pace of our day, and really engage in relationship building and connection making.  

 Discovery Early Education Program 

K-2 (DEEP)  

Our DEEP program is a mixed-aged classroom where hands-on learning and the project approach takes center stage. Our engaging home-like environment ignites the innate desire to learn in young elementary children while also providing a safe home away from home where DEEP learning thrives. All children enrolled in this program must do five full days. (Children must be 5 years old by September 1)

DEEP Tuition: 

FULL DAY                       

5days/week $800.00         

*due monthly

Our Beliefs 

We believe that children learn by being active participants in all aspects of their schooling. We believe that engaging hands-on approaches foster a sense of excitement and eagerness to learn and grow. We know that children are more than neck up and design our program to support the development of the whole child. Rich home-like settings provide the comfort and connectedness that nurtures and sets the child up for DEEP meaningful learning. Our Mixed-age setting most resembles how children learn from an evolutionary standpoint and sets the stage for a collaborative community of learners. 

Our school is " A Place For Childhood" 

 

A Place For Childhood Says: 

  • Come in, you are welcome here.

 

  • Touch me.

 

  • You are safe here.

 

  • Your needs will be met here. 

 

  • You can be yourself here. 

 

  • Mistakes are ok here.

 

  • Your ideas are important here. 

 

  • You are accepted and respected as you are here.

***All photos used on this site are authentic Discovery photos and taken by Discovery Staff. No stock photos are used.*** 

20100 Fisher Avenue 

Poolesville, Maryland 

20837 

Inside of St. Peters Church 

      Call Us: 240-385-5480    www.discovery@hotmail.com   

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