A pillar in the educational community, since 1953 Discovery Learning Center has been offering early intervention services, individualized therapies, and an expansive early educational curriculum that fosters fun and stimulates intellectual engagement to thousands of children. At DLC, we know that every early experience in a child’s life is important. Our highly trained team of EEIC educators understand that “it only takes one” compassionate adult to positively impact a child’s early brain development and ultimate school success.



Children Served
Families Served


DLC’s exclusive Early Experiences Informed Care approach nurtures each child from the important educational stance that every early-life experience impacts all areas of development and ultimate educational success.


Discovery Learning Center offers beautiful and inclusive classrooms where all children, 2 months through 5 years of age, are encouraged to become lifelong learners through fun and meaningful interactions.


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

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.


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


As a partner with Children’s Home Society, DLC is able offer mental health and case management service on site, in the home, or virtually to families who have experienced trauma or struggle with emotional regulation, at no additional charge. CHS also provides families with quarterly Parent Workshops, covering a wide range of valuable parenting topics and useful tips.


Partnering with Discovery Learning Center and PARC for more than a decade, Lampert’s Therapy Group delivers on-site, speech, physical, and occupational therapies to enrolled students in our beautiful Thoresen Foundation Rainforest Therapy Center.

JWB Partner

Discovery Learning Center is proud to be funded by the Juvenile Welfare Board. JWB has a commitment to making children a priority, advocating for their best interests, and investing to improve their futures.

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

Maegon Wright

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

Elizabeth Lavine

administrative assistant
(727) 345-9111 ext. 6237

Teacher Apple

Ms. Tiffany


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. 

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Christopher Robin (a.a. milne)