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Kids In Discovery Nursery

13000 Gayton Rd
Richmond, VA 23233-6952

(804) 360-7421


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We offer a balanced curriculum of play, creative art, music, outdoor play, conversation, story time, experimentation, dramatic play and group activities.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

It is the philosophy of Kids in Discovery Preschool that early childhood should be a time of exploring and discovery. Preschool children are creative and receptive. The staff strives to nurture and encourage these qualities in the children who attend. We understand the importance of educational programming for preschool children that develops the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the child.

A Typical Day

We offer 2-day, 3-day, 4-day and 5-day classes that meet from 9:00 a.m. until noon. We also have an extended day called "Lunch Bunch" that meets from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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
  • Email
  • 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
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation