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Creative Discovery Learning Center

1290 Byron Road
Howell, MI 48843

(517) 546-8440


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Creative Discovery Learning Center's program has been developed to provide rich and varied educational experiences to children. Our goal is to help children develop happy, healthy attitudes toward learning and to encourage high self-esteems. We achieve these goals by providing children with hands-on activities which are geared for each child's developmental level. We believe that Play-based learning increases children's chances for success with literacy, academics, and future life-long learning — a journey into active learning."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:30 Arrival "Good Morning"
"free Choice" & Individual activities
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Group Meeting Time (Stories, Finger plays, Songs, Creative Movement)
Structured Play (Small groups: work on skills, activities, projects. Some activities are independent, some are teacher directed.)
10:00 Snack (Provided by Creative Discovery)
10:50 Clean-up — get ready for outside
11:00 Outside play — gross motor (dependent on season/weather)
11:45 Group Meeting
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Clean-up/Bathroom/Prepare for nap
1:00 Nap/Rest time
3:00 Structured Play
4:00 Snack (provided by Creative Discovery)
4:30 Outside Play (dependent on weather)
Structured Play & Individual activities
5:30 Clean-up; Prepare for home
6:00 Center Closes — Have a terrific night"
Excerpted from the preschool's website