Programs

Discovery School House accepts children ages 15 months to 5 years. All our programs feature safe, nurturing classrooms that offer age-appropriate learning and exploration.

In addition to high quality early childhood care and education, what really makes us unique is the inclusion of regular gymnastics classes. Held on location, no other child care facility in the area can offer this unique benefit for your child. Plus, in the summer, swim lessons are included as well. (Due to Covid-19 regulation changes, we regret that we cannot offer gymnastics or swimming at this time.)

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Toddler Program

For children ages 15 months through 2 years 9 months.

Discovery School House provides a safe, secure, and nurturing environment where toddlers can explore and make new discoveries. Toddlers learn best through play, and our specialized program is designed to be structured but provide ample opportunities to learn, explore, and develop creativity.

Our Toddler Program is customized to your match each child’s individual progress, needs and age. Contact us to schedule a tour today and learn more about our program. At Discovery School House, we encourage children to Learn, Grow and Explore the World.

Our Toddler Program Features:

  • Quality Early Learning Education – Tailored for toddlers
  • Gymnastics Classes & Free Play – Free for enrolled students, held at Giguere Gymnastics (Suspended until further notice due to Covid-19 regulations)
  • Age-appropriate Toys, Crafts and Equipment – Activities that support their development
  • Regular Teacher-Parent Communication and Feedback – Learn how they are exploring and growing

Schedule – Full Day Program – 7:00am – 6:00pm
What Days? – Offered Per Day, or Weekly (See Tuition for the rates)
Sample Toddler Curriculum – What is an Average Day Like?
Summer Program – Available for Toddlers

Licenced Early Education & Care (EEC) Program by the State of Massachusetts – Executive Office of Education

Toddler smiling at blown bubbles inside the Gigueres Discovery School.

What’s an average day like?

As toddlers grow and develop curiosity, confidence, and friendships, our customized toddler programs help them grow and thrive.

Our teachers help to create daily routines and meaningful experiences that respond to your children’s strengths, interests, and needs. Our toddler curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through hands-on experiences.

  • 7:00-9:00am – Arrival/Free Time
  • 9:00-9:15am – Diapers & Free Play
  • 9:15-9:30am – Morning Snack
  • 9:30-9:45am – Morning Meeting
  • 9:45-10:30am – Outside/Playground Play
  • 10:30-10:45am – Music & Movement
  • 10:45-11:30am – Art Activities/Free Play
  • 11:30-11:45am – Diapers
  • 11:45-12:00pm – Mats & Lunches
  • 12:00-12:30pm – Lunch
  • 12:30-2:15pm – Rest/Quiet Activities
  • 2:15-2:30pm – Brush Teeth
  • 2:30-2:45pm – Afternoon Snack
  • 2:45-3:00pm – Diapers/Books & Puzzles
  • 3:00-4:00pm – Outside Time
  • 4:00-4:30pm – Stories/Music & Movement
  • 4:30-5:30pm – Free Play/Departure

Preschool Program

For children ages 2 years 9 months through 4 years.

Preschoolers have a natural curiosity of the world around them. As they explore they gain self-esteem, start to develop critical thinking, become natural problem solvers, and develop better physical coordination.

Our Preschool Program combines numerous elements of structured learning to develop and foster that natural curiosity. The program focuses on your child’s literacy, creativity, mathematics, basic sciences, physical wellness and social skills.

Our Preschool Program Features:

  • Quality Early Learning Education – Custom tailored for ages 2 years 9 months – 4 years
  • Gymnastics Classes & Free Play – Free for enrolled students, held at Giguere Gymnastics (Suspended until further notice due to Covid -19 regulations)
  • Focused on Cognitive, Social and Emotional Development
  • Summer Swim Lessons Included – Held at our shallow in-ground pool
  • Age-appropriate Group Activities, Toys, and Crafts – Activities that support their needs
  • Regular Teacher-Parent Communication – Bulletin boards, student journals, and even newsletters

Schedule – Full Day Program – 7:00am – 6:00pm
What Days? – Offered Tuesday/Thursday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, or Monday-Friday(See Tuition for the rates)
Sample Preschool Curriculum – What is an Average Day Like?
Summer Program – Available for Preschoolers

Licenced Early Education & Care (EEC) Program by the State of Massachusetts – Executive Office of Education

Teacher playing with young child outside at the Gigueres Discovery School.

What’s an average day like?

Our teachers create daily activities and group experiences that help to foster your children’s creativity, strengths, interests and cognitive development.

  • 7:00-9:00am – Arrival/Free Time
  • 9:00-9:20am – Morning Meeting
  • 9:20-9:45am – Morning Snack
  • 9:45-10:15am – Free Art/Activities
  • 10:15-10:30am – Toileting
  • 10:30-11:25am – Outside Play/Free Gym
  • 11:25-12:00pm – Stories & Songs
  • 12:00-12:30pm – Lunch
  • 12:30-2:30pm – Rest/Quiet Activities
  • 2:30-3:00pm – Wake Up/Brush Teeth/Toileting
  • 3:00-3:45pm – Free Play
  • 3:45-4:00pm – Clean Up/Toileting/Outside Play
  • 4:00-4:30pm – Combine with Pre-K
  • 5:30pm – Free Play/End of Day

Pre-Kindergarten Program

This program is focused on kindergarten preparedness. Your child will work on social development, refinement of gross motor skills, language and literacy growth, structured group activities, and support for individual creativity and decision making.

The Pre-K program provides ample opportunities for students to actively participate in group lessons and practice problem-solving, which fosters the skills needed for the transition into kindergarten.

Our Pre-Kindergarten Program Features:

  • Quality Early Learning Education – Custom tailored for ages 4 years – 5 years
  • Gymnastics Classes & Free Play – Free for enrolled students, held at Giguere Gymnastics ( Suspended until further notice due to Covid-19 regulation changes)
  • Focused on Cognitive, Social and Emotional Development
  • Summer Swim Lessons Included – Held at our shallow in-ground pool
  • Age-appropriate Group Activities, Toys, and Crafts – Activities that support their needs
  • Activities and Lessons that Prepare Students for Kindergarten
  • Regular Teacher-Parent Communication – Bulletin boards, student journals, and even newsletters

Schedule – Full Day Program – 7:00am – 6:00pm
What Days? – Offered Tuesday/Thursday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, or Monday-Friday(See Tuition for the rates)
Sample Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum – What is an Average Day Like?
Summer Program – Available for Pre-Kindergarten Children

Licenced Early Education & Care (EEC) Program by the State of Massachusetts – Executive Office of Education

A child in the Gigueres Discovery School pre-k class reading a picture book.

What’s an average day like?

Our Pre-K curriculum is structured to foster both self-esteem and individual decision making plus promote positive social interactions. It helps to develop and build the skills needed for the transition into kindergarten.

  • 7:00-9:00am – Arrival/Open Play
  • 9:00-9:15am – Story/Bathroom
  • 9:15-9:35am – Morning Snack
  • 9:35-10:00am – Morning Meeting
  • 10:00-10:45am – Center Time
  • 10:45-11:15am – Cleanup/Mats/Bathroom
  • 11:15-11:50am – Outside Time
  • 11:50-12:20pm – Gymnastics
  • 12:20-1:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00-2:30pm – Rest Time
  • 2:30-3:00pm – Wake Up/Clean Up
  • 3:00-3:15pm – Afternoon Snack
  • 3:15-5:30pm – Open Play Inside/Outside