Preparing Your Child for
Kindergarten Success

Lasting Learning That Is Hands-On, Fun, and Imaginative

Happy african american preschool preparing for their writing activity at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Hampton Roads, VA

Preparing Your Child for
Kindergarten Success

Lasting Learning That Is Hands-On, Fun, and Imaginative

pre k | Hampton Roads, VA | 4 years

Preschoolers making a letter and writing a message for their parents on a school activity at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Hampton Roads, VA

Your Child Learns All The Skills They Need For Kindergarten

The pre-kindergarten program fully prepares your child to shine in Kindergarten. Using the Creative Curriculum® and Funshine Express, we tailor lesson plans to your child. They will learn all the skills they need in Kindergarten, such as problem-solving and following directions. Fun is still on the menu with exciting, hands-on group activities that completely immerse your child in the experience of learning.

A Bilingual Learning Environment Spells Future Success

Learning two languages has many advantages for your child’s future success, such as increased cognitive development and academic achievement, improved memory, and better-paying jobs in their future. We ensure bilingualism and integrate Spanish into our daily lesson plans, along with specialized weekly Spanish lessons. Getting your child off to a bright start with bilingualism is a part of what we do well.
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STEAM Promotes Critical and Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) is a curriculum that is essential for early education today. Using our Funshine Express lesson plans, pre-K kids will participate in two monthly projects that will provide them with a first introduction to STEAM concepts. These educational elements give your child an advantage as they kick off Kindergarten and move through their academic career.

Mastering Mind-Body Connection Through Physical Exercise and Play

At the age of four, your child is mastering gross muscle skills such as balancing, running, and climbing, all of which they practice every day. Physical activity is an essential part of our daily lessons with free play in the classroom and time spent outdoors at least twice a day. We also practice yoga daily as a way to get children moving and provide them with techniques to focus and calm their minds.
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Loving Lessons On How To Manage Big Feelings

Our already qualified and competent teachers receive 40 hours of additional training in classroom management and teaching children how to deal with overwhelming feelings. Our teachers use Conscious Discipline® techniques that are heart-centered and teach empathy. We believe that every child deserves calm, loving guidance when it comes to managing their big feelings in challenging moments.

A Family-Feel Welcomes You To The First Discovery Community

First Discovery Children’s Academy is more than just a school; it’s a community. As the children form friendships with one another, by extension, the parents and families get to know each other as well. All of these friendships connect our staff and teachers, who work hard to create a loving and secure environment for the children to learn in and call home.
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Regular Outings and Visitors Keep Things Exciting

Throughout the year, children experience several exciting field trips and in-house visitors. These exceptional experiences allow for variety and excitement in your child’s day. In-house visits are a chance to meet members of the community and learn about their professions. Field trips include museum visits and watching plays, while visitors to our school include community members such as storytellers, musicians, and firefighters.

Cleanliness Is Key When It Comes To The Health Of Your Child

Parents often comment on how clean our classrooms are and it gives us a sense of pride. We hire a cleaning service to deep clean our school every week night, so your child comes into a pristine leaning space every day. We engage the students in our daily cleaning routines, teaching them to clean up after play and learning activities. We believe that cleanliness is crucial to your child’s health and is an essential life skill and habit.
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Healthy, Balanced Meals, and Snacks Provided At No Extra Cost

Following the best practices for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), nutritious meals and snacks are prepared in-house by our chef. In our peanut-free environment, we serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks that are filled with fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods so your child will have the best fuel for playing and learning all day long.

The Ultimate in Safety and Security Measures Protect Your Child

Your child’s safety is our priority. You can be assured that our property is secure, with a fenced-in yard and restricted access to outside visitors. Only families and staff are issued a key fob for entry to our school. As an added measure, CCTV security cameras monitor the property and surrounding area at all times.
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parent reviews

Love First Discovery and so happy my husband and I found it! Really friendly, informative, clean and safe! My daughter has already learned so much 🙂

Chelsea Davis

We had a variety of expectations that we had set as we searched the local area for a place for our newborn to be cared for as we worked during the day.  Desperate to find a solution and better option for our child we were recommended to First Discovery Child Development Center. We visited the facility unannounced and were greeted by the current center director Candy Jons and our very first interaction with her is the primary reason that we selected FDCD to care for our child. She was courteous, polite, showed the facility, introduced us to the staff, and provided a sense of warmth and comfort that eased our minds and made the decision easy. The level of comfort didn't decline after our first interaction but actually increased as we noticed the level of care and attention that was and has been dedicated to our child on a consistent basis. Each classroom has a variety of teachers and staff that assist throughout the day and from my perspective the care and concern that is shown for the children at this facility does not fall short. Although each individual room has their primary caregivers it is not uncommon for the other members of the staff to say hello or goodbye to her by name. The facility also has a rather open feeling where most of the walls are low and visibility throughout the building allows you to easily see into each area. If you are on the fence or just started looking for a care facility for your child give the folks at First Discovery Child Development Center a call.

Frank Dalmida

It's really hard letting your children go, terrifying actually. My son began here and like every other parent I was skeptical, but soon realized my fear was for nothing. The staff is amazing, and they treat the kids like family.  There is an amazing atmosphere and a surreal amount of love in the building. Highly recommend it.

Joe Bing

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