Discovery Kids Preschool Program
Morning: 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Afternoon: 12:15PM – 2:45PM
8:30AM – 2:45PM
Lunch: 11:30AM – 12:15PM
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (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
2:45PM – 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.
How to Register
Contact Kristy Wales, Director of Education for more information or to schedule a tour. Call 607-773-8661 ext. 209 or email DirectorofEd@thediscoverycenter.org.
Childcare subsidies through the Department of Social Services (DSS) will be accepted.