OUR PROGRAMS

 

Days of Discovery is committed to offering educational programs that encourage children to learn, to understand, to think and to discover through developmentally appropriate activities. By providing each child with opportunities to exercise their curiosity, we will contribute to their total awareness of themselves, their peers and their world.

 

Each child in our care will be enriched through our educationally based program designed to meet the needs of the whole child.  Days of Discovery provides children:

  • Hands-on experience for language and vocabulary development

  • Opportunities to express ideas and feelings

  • Opportunities to develop and encourage intellectual curiosity

  • Multicultural education integrated into all age levels

  • Opportunities to express creativity

  • Opportunities to explore, experience and discover

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Infants Program
 

Each infant’s daily schedule is individually planned according to the infant’s developmental level and needs.  A primary caregiver is established for each infant.  This person is responsible for communicating with the child’s parents on a daily basis.  A written report of the day’s accomplishments is made available.  Parents are informed about what the child ate, how long the child napped, diaper changes, and overall evaluation of the day.  Reminders to bring in additional items might also be included on the form. 

 

In addition to all of the care and nurturing that takes place with our infants, the teachers stimulate infants’ senses to encourage their mental and physical development. The Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers provides an ideal environment in which your child will learn to grasp toys, vocalize sounds, recognize pictures of familiar objects and acquire a variety of other skills. The teacher reinforces the babies’ development without disrupting their daily schedule.

 

Mealtime:   Infants are fed upon demand or at parental request. At 12 months, we ask that breakfast be served to your infant at home in preparation for his/her transition to the toddler program.

 

Playtime:   Infants will play on the carpet with caregivers at hand providing your infant stimulating activities. Outside time will be provided as the occasion arises and weather permits.  

 

Naptime:    Infants nap on an individual schedule in an assigned crib.

 

Parents need to provide a crib blanket, and, if desired, mobile and/or crib toys for their child’s crib.  Crib sheets are provided and laundered by the center.  Parents provide bottles that are labeled with the child’s name and date of preparation.  The parent will provide all baby food.  After the child is on table food, food will be provided by the center.

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Toddler Program
 

When infants and toddlers are appropriately challenged in a nurturing, consistent and loving environment they will learn to trust and explore their surroundings. They will make new discoveries and develop a sense of self. They will become competent learners and caring human beings.



Nurture Growth:  Through the use of The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos our teachers are able to design a program where the children form warm relationships with teachers and caregivers, and begin to learn important skills and content and develop social skills.

 

Challenge Minds:  Because children do not master a skill all at once, our teachers set up their classroom and structure their day to provide different types of experiences for the children and to meet the needs of children at all developmental levels. Your child will learn such skills as pushing and pulling objects, turning and bending, sorting objects by color and size, exploring the concept of big and little, and building an early vocabulary.

 

Enrich Lives:  Our teachers guide learning through routines and experiences while maintaining an environment that is responsive to the individual care and needs of infants and toddlers

 

Our Infant and Toddler curriculum is aligned with Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards.

 

Sample a day with Toddlers

 

6:30-8:30           Arrival and Free Play

8:30-9:00           Snack Time

9:00-9:30           Toileting and Discovery Time

9:30-10:00         Art

10:00-10:30       Outdoor Play/Large Motor Movement

10:30-11:00        Clean-up, Toileting, and Hand Washing

11:00-11:30        Lunch

11:30-12:00        Clean-up and Circle Time

12:00–12:30        Naptime Preparation

12:30-2:30          Naptime

2:30-3:00            Wake-up and Toileting

3:00-3:30            Snack Time

3:30-4:00            Free Play Outdoors/Afternoon Activity

4:00-4:30            Toileting

4:30-6:00            Free Play and Departure

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Preschool Program
 

We believe preschool curriculum should emerge from the interests of the child. For this reason, our teachers spend time observing and interacting with children, making note of the interests that are being expressed in their play and activities, and then planning the environment and activities based on these interests.





Nurture Growth:  Through the use of The Creative Curriculum our teachers are able to design a classroom environment where the children form warm relationships with teachers and caregivers, and feel comfortable to explore their environment and make new discoveries.

 

Challenge Minds:  Young children learn best by doing. Children learn through active exploration of their environment. Our teachers plan learning centers consisting of drama, blocks, art, science, table activities, sensory experiences, music and literature. Each learning center is designed to provide developmentally appropriate activities for children.

 

Enrich Lives:  We value each child as an individual and embrace his/her unique contributions to the classroom community.  By doing so, we inspire in them a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

 

Our Preschool curriculum is aligned with Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards.

 

Sample a day with Preschool

 

  6:30- 8:00          Arrival, Self-Directed Play

  8:30-  8:45         Snack Time

  8:45-  9:45         Circle time, Language Arts

  9:45-10:00         Art/ Science

10:00-10:30         Indoor/Outdoor play

10:30-11:00         Music/Prepare for lunch

11:00-11:30         Lunch Time

11:30-12:15         Clean-up/Prepare for nap

11:35-11:45         Clean-up, Prepare for Lunch

11:45-12:15         Lunch

12:15-12:30         Clean-up Prepare for Nap

12:30- 2:30          Naptime

  2:30-3:00          Wake-up/Prepare for snack

  3:00-3:30          Snack

  3:30-4:00          Indoor/Outdoor Play

  4:00- 4:45         Art/Music/Dramatic Play

  4:45- 5:30         Clean-up, Self-Directed Play

  5:30- 6:00           Self-Directed Play, Prepare for Departure

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Pre-Kindergarten
 

We believe preschool curriculum should emerge from the interests of the child. Our teachers spend time observing and interacting with children, making note of the interests that are being expressed in their play and activities, and then planning the environment and activities based on these interests.



In this program, children aged four to five gain the final components of literacy and math skills they will need for kindergarten.

 

Nurture Growth:  Through the use of The Creative Curriculum our teachers are able to design a classroom environment where the children form warm relationships with teachers and caregivers, and feel comfortable to explore their environment and make new discoveries.

 

Challenge Minds:  This is a particularly active time when your child will learn to follow oral directions, make predictions based on prior knowledge and write his or her first name with appropriate cases. The children will learn sound and letter relationships, and expand their understanding of the meaning of words and stories. In math, they will learn to understand concepts such as more and less, and develop their number sense.

 

Enrich Lives:  Our Pre-Kindergarten program sets the stage for academic success. We strive to create a love of learning that your child will carry with them throughout school and life.

 

Our PreK curriculum is aligned with Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards.

 

Sample a day with Pre-Kindergarten 

 

  6:30- 8:00          Arrival, Self-Directed Play

  8:30-  8:45         Snack Time

  8:45-  9:45         Circle time, Language Arts

  9:45-10:00         Art/ Science

10:00-10:30         Indoor/Outdoor play

10:30-11:00         Music/Prepare for lunch

11:00-11:30         Lunch Time

11:30-12:15         Clean-up/Prepare for nap

11:35-11:45         Clean-up, Prepare for Lunch

11:45-12:15         Lunch

12:15-12:30         Clean-up Prepare for Nap

12:30- 2:30          Naptime

  2:30-3:00           Wake-up/Prepare for snack

  3:00-3:30           Snack

  3:30-4:00           Indoor/Outdoor Play

  4:00- 4:45          Art/Music/Dramatic Play

  4:45- 5:30          Clean-up, Self-Directed Play

  5:30- 6:00          Self-Directed Play, Prepare for Departure

School-Age
 

During the school year, we offer after school care. Transportation to our program is provided for the following schools: Main, Shaw, Fairbrook and Valley. Transportation from Trebein Elementary is provided by Beavercreek City Schools.  Special activities are planned for school holidays and unexpected snow days. We also offer before school care and transportation to school for currently enrolled children in the event of a 2-hour delay.



Nurture Growth:  Our teachers prepare special activities for your child after school that offer several choices of open-ended activities to encourage creativity and expand on cooperative skills.

 

Challenge Minds:  In our school age program, we strive to help children explore, discover, make new friends and learn new skills. Every Day the children in this class are given the time and opportunity to complete homework assignments with the help of a teacher. 

 

Enrich Lives:  Our goal in this classroom is to help each child reach their own highest potential by providing opportunities and activities that help the children foster a love for learning.



Our School Age curriculum is aligned with Ohio’s K-12 Standards.

 

Sample a day with School-Age

 

2:00-2:30   Arrival

2:30-3:00   Outside Play

3:00-3:30   Snack and clean-up

3:30-6:00   Small Group Projects, Indoor/Outdoor Play, Homework Help

 

Conference and snow day schedule will follow AM Preschool schedule

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School-Age Summer Camp
 

Summer is for fun and learning should be fun! Throughout the summer we embark on a variety of field trips to spark your child’s interest in new topics. In addition to field trips, special presenters visit our facility for demonstrations and hands-on activities. Visitors may include educators from the Boohshoft Children’s Museum, exotic animal handlers, and members of local police and fire departments. Our School Age summer program is for children who have already completed Kindergarten through grade 5.



Nurture Growth:  Our teachers prepare special activities for your child that offers several choices of open-ended activities to encourage creativity and expand on cooperative skills. Activities generally expand on the weeks field trips to encourage the exploration of new topics.

 

Challenge Minds:  Throughout the summer, the children keep a journal to document their trips and special activities. We also work on grade specific math and reading to keep the subjects fresh for the next school year.

 

Enrich Lives:  Our goal in this classroom is to help each child reach their own highest potential by providing opportunities and activities that help the children foster a love for learning.



Our School Age summer curriculum is aligned with Ohio’s K-12 Standards.

 

Sample a day with School-Age Summer Program 

 

Non-Fieldtrip Days

 

6:30-8:30             Table games and individual reading

8:30-9:00             Snack and clean up

9:00-9:30             Morning meeting and announcements for the day

9:30-10:00           Outside weather permitting

10:00-11:00         Group activity or craft

11:00-11:30         Lunch and clean up

11:30-12:00         Outside weather permitting

12:00-12:30         Grade specific skills review

12:30-1:00           Journals and silent reading

1:00-2:30            Group game or table activity*

2:30-3:00            Snack and clean up

3:00-3:15            Group meeting and reminders for the next day

3:15-4:30            Self directed play

4:30-6:00            Outside weather permitting

 

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