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Discovery Learning Center

923 Wilson St.
Malvern, AR 72104

(501) 337-0391

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We take a Magda Gerber Approach

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All children are taught one-on-one, in small groups, large groups.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To proved a nurturing educational environment for all children and to help build strong families.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Children are encouraged to bond with one teacher initially and with a buddy friend.