Children learn by discovery. They discover ideas on their own, if given the right environment and tools. Confidence and self esteem grow from this process of observation and discovery. The Montessori method combines mixed-age classes with a carefully prepared environment of learning materials and flexible daily experiences. Highly qualified teachers and assistants facilitate the learning process by directing the children toward meaningful activity through which they discover and develop their interests and abilities and experience the outcomes of their choices. Special emphasis is placed on respect for self, for others, and for the physical environment.

First Discoveries follows the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.  We believe, as she did, that within each preschool child is the seed of unlimited potential, which will guide the child into adulthood.  We emphasize individualized education as opposed to strict curricular education utilized within a daycare setting.

Children are educated at their own rate of development.  Our focus is to continually stimulate the child through an enriched environment with activities, materials, and extensions that promote experimentation at every developmental level.  In essence, we offer the world on a silver platter knowing that the innate curiosity of children will promote independence, exploration, experimentation, and creativity.

Recent research shows that at least 80 percent of a child’s brain development occurs by the age of three.  It suggests that as much as 30 percent of a child’s brain capacity can be lost without a nurturing early environment that encourages learning.  We believe that the most important years of a child’s education are not high school and college, but the preschool years, which are within the first six years of a child’s life.  Our goal is treat each student as an individual.  This philosophy is in direct opposition to a traditional daycare setting.  Respecting and responding to each student on an individual basis produces self-discipline and a life-long love of learning.

We offer a thought-provoking answer to the question, “Have I properly prepared my child for the life that lies ahead?”  It is a natural process for your child to become competent, confident, compassionate  and a capable individual learner.  We believe that you will find our philosophy superior to any daycare setting. 

President's Day - Closed February 19, 2015
Bad Weather - Closed March 5, 2015
3rd Year/Kindergarten Meeting March 5, 2015
Good Friday - Closed April 3, 2015
Summer/Fall Enrollment Due April 15, 2015