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Discovery Preschool

(2-3 years old)

Their world is opening up, so we bring a world of learning to them!

This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring their artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn the basic building blocks of how we all work together in a classroom. 

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Explore the discovery preschool classroom

Take a look at how we set up our classroom for preschoolers. It’s organized for their age and stage of learning and development.


Daily classroom schedule

Kids this age thrive on routine. We use a schedule with simple pictures to show them what’s coming up next! This keeps them feeling confident about what to expect for the day and be part of the plan. We’ll talk about our day in morning circle and have lots of visual reminders everywhere.

Doing things independently

Discovery preschool is also where your child becomes more independent with things like hand-washing and potty-training. That’s why sinks, toilets, and furniture in our classrooms are all kid-size—so they can build confidence knowing they can do it all by themselves.


Inside a preschooler’s day

Our caring teachers set a daily rhythm for preschoolers that consists of group time, story time, outdoor play, meals and snacks, and naps, and most especially, lots of unstructured playtime.


Group time

Group time happens every day in each of our classrooms. In discovery preschool, children come together to learn about working as a community. Teachers will read books, sing songs, and more.

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Meals and snacks

Every day, preschoolers sit down to a meal, where they eat healthy fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains—never juice or fried foods.


Outdoor playtime

Most of our classes spend 20–30 minutes outside at least twice a day, weather permitting. At this age, kids are off running and exploring, using their imaginations while they do!


Preschool curriculum

Our teachers will help your child build skills that get them ready for “big kid school.” Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.

Building brainpower and strong bodies

For our littlest preschoolers, we mix early math skills—like patterning and counting—into fun daily activities involving singing, clapping, and moving around. We also build memory and focus skills by learning each other’s names and putting toys away.

Learning to share and make friends

These are the learning-to-share years! We help them with those skills and also show them how to take turns. As they learn more about diversity, preschoolers widen their circle of friends, interact with new people, and appreciate differences.

Writing and understanding stories

At this age, children really begin to understand drawing and writing as a form of expression, so we do lots of both every day. They can also ask and answer questions about stories we read.

Expressing themselves

Creatively, preschoolers are able to explore more art mediums than before. They can paint and work with clay, play dress-up and pretend, and use music to express feelings.


How to enroll

We’ve gathered all the resources you need to help you make a confident decision to join the KinderCare family.

  • Know what to look for in a child care center and tour ours!
  • Learn about our classrooms, curriculum, and tuition.
  • Find a KinderCare nearby and contact the center director.