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.
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
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
- Community Meeting
- Classroom Play & Exploration
- Outdoor Play & Exploration
- 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.
Interested in learning more about TDS? Email us at email@example.com or fill out an inquiry for more information.
Join us for a tour on December 10 at 10 a.m. to learn more about The Discovery School.