Discovery, Laughter, and Play

Learning Social Skills and Building New Skills Every Day

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Discovery, Laughter, and Play

Learning Social Skills and Building
New Skills Every Day

Toddlers | Hampton Roads, VA | 17 months - 2 years

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Daily Lesson Plans and Fun, Monthly, Themes For Your Child to Explore

Toddlers are always making discoveries about themselves and their surroundings at a rapid rate. With daily lesson plans guided by the Creative Curriculum®, we adapt and respond to your child’s changing curiosity. Also, Funshine Express lesson plans and a wide variety of new sensory materials invite your child’s enthusiastic, continuous, hands-on learning.

Specialized Spanish Instruction Once a Week To Enhance Language Acquisition

Being bilingual is a brain-boosting advantage that also gives your child a higher chance of economic success later in life. The Spanish language is integrated into our daily curriculum, and a specialized Spanish teacher comes into our classrooms once a week to expose your child to this language. Being bilingual will open doors later in life and sets your child up for success in today’s world.
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Cute little nursery boy having fun in the playground at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Hampton Roads, VA

Movement, Yoga and Dance Keep Your Child Active and Healthy All Day

Wobblers and toddlers are developing gross motor skills while learning to walk, run, jump, and climb. Your child will have many opportunities throughout the day to have active play both indoors and out. We offer daily morning exercise sessions, which include movement, dance, and yoga. Weather permitting, the kids get to practice their physical skills in our yard and on outdoor play structures twice a day.

Learning Through Connection Not Correction with Conscious Discipline®

Our teachers are mindful that toddler-aged children are learning to self-regulate, and on occasion, this can be overwhelming for them. Frustrations and tantrums are bound to happen at this age, yet through modern Conscious Discipline® techniques, our teachers lovingly guide your child through difficult moments with empathy and understanding.
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Nightly Cleaning Service Ensures Cleanliness and Hygiene

Learning spaces are kept neat and tidy by the teachers and the children throughout the day. Part of our daily routines includes teaching the children to clean up after play and activities. In addition to our regular cleaning practices, a cleaning service comes in every weeknight to ensure the classrooms are pristine and ready for learning the next day.
Cute little African American preschool girl at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Hampton Roads, VA
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Nutritious, Wholesome Meals and Snacks At No Extra Cost

Our peanut-free food program boasts nutritious and wholesome meals. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are prepared on-site each day to ensure freshness. The food we serve includes fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins, and whole grains, providing the fuel your child needs for a long day of play and learning.

Exciting Outings, Excursions, and In-House Visitors

Your toddler will enjoy the many in-house visitors that come to First Discovery Children’s Academy. Many community members come and share their crafts and knowledge and engage with the children to give them meaningful experiences and memories. Past visitors include storytellers, African drummers, and our all-time favorite, a petting zoo!
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parent reviews

My oldest daughter first started attending First Discovery as a two-year-old in 2012 and attended through the School Age program in 2015. She learned so much during her time there and still asks to go back and visit her teachers. They really made her feel like she was part of a family at First Discovery so I had no concerns when it came time to enroll my infant in their infant program this year.

I know that she will be well taken care of and I never have to worry while I am at work. I also love that there will be cameras installed so that I can check in to see what she is doing throughout the day. I would highly recommend First Discovery to anyone looking for quality child care.

The Sulpizio / Tatum Family

First Discovery Staff,

We just wanted to thank you for giving us such an amazing experience thus far. Everything has been to our likings as parents and Joe has been learning a ton. He also takes to and loves his teachers, which is new for him.

Thank you for all the things you’ve done and the things you continue to do. You are all amazing!

The Tyler Family

What can I say about First Discovery, first and foremost this place is God sent. The environment and vibe of the place is always positive and welcoming. I have a daughter who has been going here since she was 2 yrs old and now she is 5 and she loves it here . When she first started and was very shy always walking around with her blanket now she walks in full of energy and ready for the day. I don't give credit to just one teacher but all of them. This is the hardest job working with children but when you look at the classrooms and the teachers you wouldn't think it was. I want to say thank you to all the teachers at First Discovery for making this a home for my family.

April Crump

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