Preschool – Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Discovery School

As California’s only museum-based preschool, The Discovery School (TDS) is a unique environment for children to learn and grow. TDS leverages all of the unique aspects of the museum and its national park setting to foster children’s natural curiosity. Our talented teachers follow an emergent curriculum that is rooted in research on children’s development and learning. Inspired by the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, TDS’s approach to learning honors and respects children and their capabilities.

Tours

Join us for a tour on December 10 or January 21 at 10 a.m. to learn more about The Discovery School.

Apply for the 2023-24 School Year

2023 - 24 Program

Age Minimum: 3 years old by September 1, 2023
Children must be toilet independent.

Days: 5 days, Monday – Friday

Schedule:
We value time for pursuing interests, developing relationships, and engaging in imaginative play and exploration with open-ended materials. We regularly spend time having group meetings (circle time), exploring outside, sharing stories, singing songs, engaging in small group work, and eating a snack and lunch. 

Our Daily Flow

  • Arrival
  • Community Meeting
  • Classroom Play & Exploration
  • Snack
  • Outdoor Play & Exploration
  • Lunch
  • Pick up

While the order of events in our day may change, based on the needs of the children, we consistently prioritize time for exploration, indoors and out.

We are licensed as a childcare center by the State of California and feature fully qualified teachers and a low staff-to-child ratio.

Contact Us

Email us at tds@badm.org or fill out an inquiry for more information.

TESTIMONIALS

The best preschool! Both of my kids went there and I can't say enough good things. - Instagram Comment

TESTIMONIALS

The best preschool! Both of my kids went there and I can't say enough good things. - Instagram Comment

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about TDS? Email us at tds@badm.org or fill out an inquiry for more information.

Tours

Join us for a tour on December 10 at 10 a.m. to learn more about The Discovery School.

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