During In-Class Instruction

A typical day in the classroom for our Joyful Discovery preschoolers:

9:30   Entry activity
9:50   Circle time: prayer, calendar, music, movement
10:10   Theme activity: story, literacy, math, art, social studies, or science
10:40  Snack
11:00   Recess: outdoors or in the gym, depending on weather
11:25   Small group learning
11:40   Center time
12:15   Closing circle: story, song, packing up
12:30  Lunch Bunch

CLASSES Offered at JDP
During In-Class Instruction
Playing in Nursery

TODDLER TIME 2s - Otters Class

Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Our 2s class is an introduction to a positive school experience in a fun, hands-on learning environment. Toddlers attend the class with their caregiver, who is there for comfort and support. Both the child and caregiver get to learn from our experienced 2s teachers who facilitate meaningful play experiences. Children are introduced to sensory play and thematic activities, and can explore centers around the room. The morning includes circle time with music and movement, snack time, and outdoor/gym time.  ($85/month)

* Must be 2 by December 31

Not enrolling for the fall
but get on our interest list!

OLDER 2s - Bees Class

Tuesdays + Thursdays, 9:30-12:15 p.m.

Our Older 2's class is designed for the summer, fall, and winter birthday child who is ready for a drop-off program but has not yet turned 3 (or has just turned 3). Similar to the 3s class, students will be engaged through a child-centered, thematic based curriculum that helps children learn, discover, and grow. We will focus on learning readiness skills such as listening, following directions and exploring a variety of materials while fostering language development. The students will explore letters, numbers, colors, and shapes in a literature and language rich environment and develop pre-writing skills that focus on strengthening fine motor. The themes will be based on child appropriate, high interest topics such as friendship, animals and community and will utilize art, science, and social studies. Fun and engaging daily gross motor activities will help the students gain confidence as well as ability. They will explore what it means to be loved by God in a developmentally appropriate way. A love of learning is fostered through a structured and caring environment rich in play and discovery.  ($220/month)

* Must be 3 by February 28

Not enrolling for the fall
but get on our interest list!
Children in Playground

3s - Bears + Frogs Classes

Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs/Fri, 9:30-12:30 p.m.

Our 3's class learns, discovers and grows through a child-centered, thematic based curriculum, where students are engaged in learning early academic skills, as well as social, emotional, and spiritual development  We focus on building readiness skills for learning, such as listening and direction following, along with fostering language development. The literacy component of the 3's class will focus on letter recognition and formation (both upper and lower case), phonemic awareness, pre-writing development and early reading skills. In math, our 3's explore number sense, shape recognition and problem solving skills using a variety of manipulatives, projects, and explorations. Through fun, purposeful activities social studies and science will be introduced. Character education is a fundamental part of our curriculum and we focus on friendship skills, problem solving, values, and spiritual growth. Daily movement and music, as well as process based art explorations using a variety of techniques and materials enrich the classroom. Gross motor outside on our playground and in our gym round out the exciting 3's curriculum. ($340/month)

Stay and join us for Lunch Bunch! 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Children enrolled in our fun lunch bunch program remain with us until 1:15 p.m. It's a wonderful way for children to learn responsibility and independence as well as have fun with their friends. These skills are especially important as they prepare to head off to the “big school” and kindergarten, where they are one of many in a busy lunchroom.  (Tuition including lunch bunch: $380/month

* Must be 3 by August 31

PRE-K – Wolves + Foxes Classes

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays + Thursdays, 9:30-12:30 p.m.

Our Pre-Kindergarten classroom will prepare the students academically, socially and spiritually for a smooth transition into kindergarten. We will continue to concentrate on literacy development by exploring letters, sounds and words, while supporting emergent readers and writers. Handwriting will be developed by strengthening fine motor skills through practical life exercises and focusing on proper pencil grip. The students will continue to grow in their understanding of math concepts and processes through a hands-on, manipulative based program. Preparing students for success in kindergarten also includes fostering independence, teaching responsibility and working cooperatively with peers. This Pre-K experience focuses on the whole child while building on individual strengths and skills to encourage confidence and kindergarten readiness.  ($400/month)

Stay and join us for Lunch Bunch! 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Children enrolled in our fun lunch bunch program remain with us until 1:15 p.m. It's a wonderful way for children to learn responsibility and independence as well as have fun with their friends. These skills are especially important as they prepare to head off to the “big school” and kindergarten, where they are one of many in a busy lunchroom.  (Tuition including lunch bunch: $450/month

* Must be 4 by August 31


Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

This popular class has a science and art focus that complements our Pre-K curriculum. The class size is limited to 16 students with 2 teachers. When interest exceeds space, enrollment will be determined by lottery.  ($100/month)

* Must be concurrently enrolled in Pre-K at Joyful Discovery Preschool

Boy Coloring