Discovery Kids Preschool Program
All the A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s of learning fun! Our program is the best around for a creative, engaging, and enlightening environment for young children. In this NYS Licensed program, we offer two classrooms for 3 – 4 year olds.
New this year: Full-day 4 year old pre-kindergarten program connected with the Binghamton City School District Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program. Children from Binghamton City School District can enroll for free but it is open to the rest of the community for a fee.
Morning: 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Afternoon: 12:15PM – 2:45PM
8:30AM – 2:45PM
Lunch: 11:30AM – 12:15PM
Universal Pre-Kindergarden (UPK)
Discovery Kids Preschool partners with the Binghamton City School District to offer a full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program. Children 4 years of age (by December 1) and residing within the City of Binghamton are eligible for tuition free enrollment in the UPK program. Discovery Kids UPK program is offered for full-day enrollment (8:30AM – 2:45PM), Monday through Friday. UPK follows a kindergarten readiness curriculum supplied by the Binghamton City School District and the State of New York. Enrollment for children residing in the City of Binghamton is limited.
UPK Schedule: 8:30AM – 2:45PM with lunch 11:30AM – 12:15PM
The Discovery Center has extended hours for our preschool friends! Extended Play gives children the opportunity to use their imaginations through dramatic role play and create fun arts and crafts. Children will enjoy exploring the Museum and navigating through The Discovery Center’s Story Garden. For those families that opt for Extended Play, the hours are 2:45PM – 6PM. Extended Play is not available on school holidays, but, it is open 11:30AM – 6PM on half-days of school.
2:45PM – 6PM
Schedule on School Half-Days
11:30AM – 6PM
Discovery Kids Preschool Education Philosophy
At the Discovery Kids Preschool, we believe that early childhood should be a time of exploration and discovery. We want children to experience learning at this precious time of life in an atmosphere full of encouragement and filled with stimulation and imagination. We offer a balanced curriculum that focuses on play, creative art, music, outdoor play, conversation, story time, experimentation, dramatic play, and group activities incorporated throughout a variety of thematic learning units.
Play and learning flow together in a unique hands-on setting designed with imagination, research, and attention to the needs and spirit of today’s learners. Offering a safe, engaging, and happy atmosphere, the Discovery Kids Preschool sparks creative thinking and builds self-esteem.
Continuing educational opportunities are essential for all of our staff’s on-going learning and professional development. An ongoing education and growth mindset enhances their ability to provide the best possible experience for children.
The Discovery Kids Preschool recognizes the need for families in our community to enjoy a preschool experience in a safe, reliable, and healthy environment. It is our goal to provide a quality program that will benefit not only the child, but the family as well.