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Discovery Isle (Poway)

11740 Creek Road
Poway, CA 92064

(858) 536-1400


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

Our curriculum covers the following areas of concentration: Language Arts-pre-reading skills, vocabulary building, letter recognition (upper/lower case), letter sounds, writing, and literature read aloud by the teacher. Math-shapes, colors, sequencing, patterning, matching, weighing, measuring, counting, parts vs. whole, number recognition, beginning addition/subtractions concepts and graphing. Art-"child-centered" art including easel painting, drawing, coloring, collage Science-scientific concepts, experiments, cooking, animals/habitats, environment Music-singing, movement/dance, tempo/beat, musical instruments Dramatic Play-"acting-out" stories, housekeeping and dress-up, plays, encouraging imagination Gross Motor Skills-Indoor and Outdoor Play Facilities (excerpted from website)

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We expertly combine academic learning experiences and structured play in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. We engage children in a variety of ways that help them discover, explore and learn to their fullest potential. Children are given plenty of room here for their bodies and minds to grow. After all, both are growing at the same time. This is their introduction to a lifetime of learning, and it's a journey that should start out on the right foot.

A Typical Day

We balance playtime with structured learning experiences that include preparation for reading and math, beginning Spanish, computers and a wellness program. Our preschool provides a safe, nurturing environment, and our caring teachers are dedicated to creating lifelong learners. Our Links to Learning Curriculum is an integrated series of programs that take advantage of a child's readiness to learn through fun, challenging and meaningful activities. We link parents to their child's classroom experiences by providing a monthly summary of their child's work and suggestions to continue the learning at home. It's part of a communication progress that keeps parents truly involved.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to visit the Center anytime during the day. There will be a formal parent conference once ayear to discuss your child's progress. Informal parent conferences may be arranged at any time with the Teacher and/or Director. Parent meetings are open to all Center parents.

Each classroom publishes a monthly newsletter to keep parents informed of the concepts being taught as well as the activities that are happening during the month. Children under the age of two will receive an individualized daily report.

The Center also distributes a monthly newsletter to keep families aware of upcoming events and activities.
(excerpted from the parent handbook)

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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