DISCOVERY LEARNING CENTER

At Discovery Learning Center, we know that every early experience in a child’s life is an important experience. Our highly trained team of EEIC educators embody and practice the pedagogical understanding that “it only takes one” compassionate, nurturing and trusted adult, to positively impact a child’s early brain development and ultimate school success. Discovery Learning Center offers beautiful and inclusive classrooms where all children, 2 months through 5 years of age, are encouraged to learn through fun and meaningful interactions. Through the Creative Curriculum™, each child’s individual educational needs are respected and addressed. At DLC, we understand the importance of teaching each child at exactly the level he or she is, in cognitive and social-emotional development. As a pillar in the educational community, for over 65 years Discovery Learning Center has been offering early intervention services, individualized therapies, and an expansive early learning curriculum that fosters fun and stimulates intellectual engagement. At DLC it is our joy and our privilege to prepare each child with the tools necessary for school readiness and success as a lifelong learner.

EARLY EXPERIENCES INFORMED CARE

Nurturing each child from the important educational stance that every early-life experience impacts all areas of development and ultimate educational success..

INDIVIDUALIZED ASSESSMENT

Each child at DLC is assessed to determine his or her individual educational needs and develop an appropriate plan for educational success.

VPK

Guiding each child toward school readiness, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is a free and very important program of learning opportunity for children who turn 4 years old by September 1st of the school year and who reside in Florida

Creative Curriculum

Features exploration and discovery as a way of learning and enabling children to develop lifelong critical thinking skills.

Teaching Strategies Gold®

Provides specific strategies and resources for every type of learner, including dual-language learners and those with special needs.

Transportation

Punctual transportation service to pick-up and drop-off your child (based upon availability)

On-Site Nursing

Monitoring each child's health needs and communicating with parents regarding their child's health and safety.

On-Site Therapies

One-on-one speech, physical and/or occupational therapy are offered daily at the Thoresen Foundation Rainforest Therapy Center.

JWB Partner

Respite services are generously funded by the Pinellas County Juvenile Welfare Board

Meet our Teachers

Ms. Tiffany

Starfish Classroom

Ms. Charlotte

Angelfish Classroom

Ms. Maegon

Guppy Classroom

Ms. Pam

Otter Classroom

Ms. Stephanie

Whale Classroom

Ms. Wanda

Sea Lion Classroom

Ms. Kim

Manatee Classroom

Ms. Caprice

Shark Classroom

Ms. Erika

Sea Horse Classroom

Ms. Dianna

Jellyfish Classroom

Ms. Barbara

Stingray Classroom

Ms. Donna

Dolphin Classroom

Ms. Melissa

art & music

Christina McIntosh

Discovery Learning Center Director
(727) 341-6913

Kelsey Anderson

assistant director, operations
(727) 345-9111 ext. 6267

Elizabeth Lavine

Family Engagement Specialist
(727) 345-9111 ext. 6237

Teacher Apple

Ms. Tiffany

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

During her time at the center Ms. Tiffany has maintained a positive relationship with her families as well as coworkers and supervisors. Ms. Tiffany always greets you with a smile on her face and a friendly attitude. She never minds assisting others when needed and will offer suggestions on ways to help make the center better. Ms. Tiffany has a strong work ethic and is rarely absent because she likes to maintain consistency for her infants. In the classroom she is nurturing and very creative. She often thinks outside of the box to keep the infants engaged in activities.

In the past she has been awarded Teacher of the Month, Classroom of the Month, and has also received attendance awards. Ms. Tiffany is a great role model for others and spokesperson for Early Childhood Education. This is why she was chosen as our 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.

Resources for you

We thank you for taking the time to view information about our preschool. We are providing a link to required paperwork for parents interested in student enrollment. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. 

"The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss

X