Mission Statement & Philosophy
Discovery Preschool is a licensed Center for children ages infants
thru 6 years old. Our Mission is to provide children with a safe and nurturing learning environment and varied experiences
which help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in a manner that is age-appropriate. Our
South Ave facility provides four separate classroom spaces- a Infant/Toddler Room, 2-3 Year Classroom, and two Preschool classrooms
for children ages 3-5 years old. There are two playground spaces with developmentally appropriate structures and equipment.
For additional information please see "Our Program" page. Downloadable parent information on "Staff and Rates"
page. Our Brooks street location, began in January 2016, and currently has an infant room, Waddler classroom, 2 year class,
and 3-5 classroom.
offer arts experiences that are open-ended, creative movement, creative ballet, and music experiences, and Zoo Phonics is
introduced in the Preschool classrooms. Our food program introduces children to foods from around the world. Our theme-based
curriculum integrates a variety of arts and cultural experiences for preschoolers. We provide both full time and part time
childcare to our families. For the majority of our children, we provide a preschool experience in a full day child care setting.
We have been licensed through the state of Montana since 2005 (South Ave location). We focus
on and work toward achieving the guidelines and standards of the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children),
however we are not accredited through the NAEYC.
- We believe children learn through
hands-on activities, and exploration.
- We believe each child is unique and will help
each to fulfill his/ her potential.
- We believe physical activity is essential
growth in both large and
small motor development.
- We believe in the importance and
of the arts in children's learning and