We strive for excellence in care and education for the children at our center. Our goal is to build a strong early education foundation through a variety of experiences involving creative expression, independent learning, social skills, language skills and fine and gross motor skills. Each child will develop positive attitudes about self, school and learning. We more than meet their basic needs, including nutritious meals, clean and hygienic facilities, routine, rituals and consistency. Both the children and their families are central to everything we do, and the input of families is essential to our achieving and maintaining excellence. Discovery Barn Learning Center appreciates the opportunity to be a part of your child’s early education experience.
Our staff and teachers are at all times friendly, trustworthy, patient, understanding and compassionate. We provide guidance based on sensitivity and positive reinforcement. We listen with empathy and respond with understanding to the children, their families and to each other, ensuring continuity of care, so the children develop a sense confidence and security about us.
We are open Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
We are open 12 months a year.
We observe the following holidays: New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving (days), Christmas (days). Holiday closures are subject to change.
Every child needs to be present by 9:30 unless you have a doctor’s excuse. Drop off is not allowed during
nap-time. If your child will be late please call the center so will be prepared for the correct ratio of children.
We look forward to working with you and your family.
Discovery Barn uses a curriculum that is original to our center and evolves with the needs and
changes of preschool education. The goal of each class is to encourage ageappropriate milestones and develop academic skills. Our lesson plans are built both teacher and child-initiated activities that are developmentally appropriate and designed to meet the needs of the whole child: physically, emotionally, socially, creatively and cognitively. When children graduate from our preschool program our is that they are prepared to master all aspects of .
Physical Activity/Outdoor Play:
Regular physical activity promotes health and fitness has brain health benefits for children, including improved cognition. Physical activity is a regular part of our daily routine and may include dancing, running, tricycles, climbing, swinging, crawling, etc. Children should be prepared to play outside twice in the morning and twice after lunch for intervals. Please do not request that your child stay indoors. Per the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, children too sick to go outside should not be at school. We are aware there can be exceptions to this rule and will require a doctor’s note that describes the physical limits of the child.
Summer activities may include sprinklers and/or water tables. Wading pools or swimming
pools are not used at our center. School-age children take field trips to lifeguard pools but are not allowed on diving boards or slides.
Screen time is prohibited for children under the age of two years. Screen time for children over
two years does not exceed two hours per day. The threeand four year pre-k classrooms watch 30 minutes of television in the afternoon and during the last 30 minutes of each day. Our center does not allow children of any age to bring personal electronic devices, including phones, tablets or watches, to the center.