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DISCOVERY PRESCHOOL

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to partner with parents in the total development of their children by providing active learning experiences and socialization in a warm and secure Christian environment.

THE DISCOVERY PRESCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

Our nurturing environment encourages each child to grow at their own pace as they develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, intellectually and creatively. The teachers give thoughtful guidance and positive direction to help each child develop a healthy self-image, independence, cooperative play skills, and gain knowledge of God’s world around them. Children are exposed to God’s love, Bible stories and Christian values.

Children learn best through play, and play is the underlying approach to our classroom. Activities are designed to foster learning through discovery, exploration, observation, and experimentation. Our teachers also nurture the children’s social skills and help develop their communication skills. A well planned curriculum also encourages cognitive development and critical thinking skills. Age-appropriate academics are integrated into the program as we seek to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

A partnership with parents is formed to develop positive relationships, a sense of security, and knowledge that their child is respected, loved, and well cared for. This partnership also encourages parental involvement in our program. Our friendly, flexible atmosphere will ease your child’s transition from home to school.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN

To schedule a tour or request a brochure and registration information by mail, email us with your name and address to: discoverypreschool@browncroft.org. Contact us: daytime phone: 585.586-0930, ext: 123, evening phone: 585.377-1944 or email.  To download the registration information and form, please click here.

PROGRAM



THREE YEAR OLDS:  9:15-11:45 AM, Tuesdays and Thursdays

There are two classes, each with fourteen children and taught by two full-time teachers.



FOUR YEAR OLDS:  9:15-11:45 AM, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

There are two classes, each with sixteen children and taught by two full-time teachers.



PRE-K:  12:30-3:00 PM, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

There is one class of twelve children taught by two full-time teachers.




  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday classes are centered around Language Arts.

  • Thursday classes are devoted to Math and Science.



The Preschool follows approximately the same schedule as the Penfield Public schools. Sessions begin in mid-September and end the last week of May.



Children will be met and dismissed at one of the entrances by the Preschool teachers.


ADMINISTRATION



The Browncroft Discovery Preschool is part of the Family Ministry of Browncroft Community Church. Established in 1985, the school is a non-profit, half-day program operated as a service to both the residents of the Rochester area and the church family.



The teaching staff consists of well-qualified professionals with college degrees and many years of classroom experience in early childhood education. All teachers have emergency and CPR certification.



The preschool has a membership in the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).


FACILITIES & SECURITY



The Browncroft Discovery Preschool is located in the education wing of the church facility. The classrooms were designed and furnished for preschool children with adequate space for group or individual activities and play centers. There is a full-size indoor gym and a large enclosed outdoor play area in the courtyard. A security system is in place for the entire building which also includes hallway security cameras and video-voice confirmed access at all entrances. Each classroom has its own bathroom and is equipped with smoke detectors, fire alarm and telephone.


PARENT INVOLVEMENT



We recognize that parents hold the primary responsibility for their child’s educational development. Therefore, we encourage open communications between and teachers.



Parental involvement is encouraged by:




  • Parent orientation and parent coffees in September

  • Monthly newsletters and program outlines

  • Parent-teacher conferences

  • Family events

  • Parents are encouraged to visit the classroom, help with special projects and field trips.


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS



The Browncroft Discovery Preschool welcomes preschool children from all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.




  • A child must be three by December 1st to register for the three-year old program; four by December 1st to register for the four-year old program. A child must be four by May 1st to register for the Pre-K program.

  • A doctor’s health form must be submitted before the first day the child attends school.

  • All children should be toilet trained.

  • A permission slip must be signed by the parents or legal guardians of each child granting permission to participate in school activities and receive emergency medical care if necessary.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION



Registration forms for the school year are available in the Browncroft Community Church office or available as a PDF here. Applications will be accepted in person or by mail beginning in January. A registrations fee is required with each application. This fee does not apply to tuition, and will be refunded only if we are unable to place your child in the requested class by the start of the school year.



Please click here for the 2018-2019 tuition costs.


FOR QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION





Call: 585.586.0930x123          



Email: DiscoveryPreschool@Browncroft.org         



Or visit us at 2530 Browncroft Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14625


© 2018 Browncroft Community Church

SERVICE TIMES

SUNDAY SERVICES
9 AM & 10:30 AM*
* ASL INTERPRETED