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)


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. Tabetha


Ms. Charlotte


Ms. Wendy

Otter Classroom

Ms. Pam

Sea Lion Classroom

Ms. Jarika

Sea lion classroom

Ms. Esther

Oyster classroom

Ms. Stephanie

Manatee Classroom

Ms. Kim

Shark Classroom

Ms. Janet

Dolphin Classroom

Ms. Donna

Dolphin Classroom

Christina McIntosh

Discovery Learning Center Director
(727) 341-6913

Maegon Wright

assistant director, operations
(727) 410-0608

Elizabeth Lavine

administrative assistant
(727) 459-4515


Ms. Kim

Congratulations to 2022 Teacher of the Year, Kim D. Ms. Kim was chosen for her dedication to creating positive and meaningful learning opportunities in her classroom. Ms. Kim pours into her students and it shows by their engagement in the lessons and the conversations that they have throughout the day. When asked why she teaches Ms. Kim replied, “I love to see the pride reflected on a child’s face as they discover new things. Teaching is truly a joy and getting to know each child’s individual personalities is so much fun.” Congratulations Ms. Kim! Your hard work and dedication to the students of Discovery Learning Center is truly appreciated.

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)