At Discovery Bay’s Preschool, Learning Academy, we create an environment where children feel happy, engaged, and well cared for. Our knowledgeable Early Childhood Instructors understand the delicate balance of stimulating curious, young minds in a warm and nurturing manner. We pride ourselves in the below core offerings:
Highly Qualified Instructors
Lead Preschool Instructors have obtained minimum of a four-year degree and are experienced in teaching preschool age children. They are passionate about teaching and possess the knowledge, experience, and skill set to understand and support children’s individual needs.
Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio
Our small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios allow us to provide targeted instruction to meet each child’s individual learning needs.
To support children’s learning objectives and development; our program uses various PRO Club facilities for the last hour of the day. We offer unique physical activities for the young learner using facilities such as our state-of-the-art swimming pool, soccer arena, Grass Lawn Park, Pavilion, and racquetball courts. Instructors use our CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Curriculum to teach children the importance of being active and making healthy food choices. Here at PRO we make your child’s health our priority.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN PREP
Discovery Bay Learning Academy Preschool offers three sessions for enrollment. Each session has a maximum group size of 10 children. Pre-K is a three-hour class with three sessions and KPREP is a four-hour class with 2 sessions as well as a full-day option, Monday-Friday. During these sessions, children will spend two hours in the classroom engaged in learning activities that focus on literacy, math, science and healthy lifestyles. During the remaining time, children will be taken outside of the classroom to engage in variety of active play opportunities.
The combination of CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Curriculum and opportunities for active play teaches children the importance of being active and making healthy food choices. To support the learning objectives of this program, children use various PRO Club facilities for the last hour of the day. Our facilities include our soccer arena, swimming pool and more.
During large group lesson time the teacher introduces new learning materials and curriculum themes, reviews and reinforces content covered in previous lessons and leads children in daily routines such as calendar time, weather and classroom job chart.
Small Group Lesson
Instructors provide activities that reinforce the development of literacy, math, and science skills. Children participate in hands-on table activities that introduce and develop skills needed to build a strong foundation in these key content areas.
The development of important literacy skills including reading, speaking, writing, and handwriting is further promoted. Instructors incorporate teaching techniques that focus on developing phonics skills. Instructors also incorporate music, reading, storytelling, dramatic play, and other fun, interactive teaching methods to accomplish these goals.
CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY
At The Creative Arts Academy, learning experiences align with specific curriculum objectives in areas such as cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Arts-integrated teaching techniques are proven to inspire young children and improve their ability to learn critical life skills. Research shows that the use of creative arts based teaching strategies results in a significant increase in math and literacy, and has a profound impact on future learning and success.
In our program, teachers use the arts to tap into children’s innate desire for active, multisensory learning. Children ages 3-5 will excel in all areas of development when their imaginations are engaged through art, cooking, singing, dancing, storytelling, and role-playing. Children also gain an interest in creative arts and, along with it, a sense of their own ability to imagine and express themselves.