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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

Children learn best through play, so play is the underlying approach to our classrooms. Our nurturing environment encourages children to grow at their own pace. Activities are designed to foster learning through discovery, exploration, observation and experimentation. Our teachers give thoughtful guidance and positive direction to build the social skills and communication skills of each child. A well-planned curriculum with age appropriate academics encourages cognitive development and critical thinking to lay a foundation for lifetime learning. Children are exposed to God’s love, Bible stories and Christian values. Love, patience and respect for one another are at the heart of who we are.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE



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



There are 2 classes, each with 14 children and taught by 2 full-time teachers.





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



There are 2 classes, each with 16 children and taught by 2 full-time teachers.





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



There is 1 class with 12 children and taught by 2 full-time teachers.





  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday focus on Language Arts




  • Thursday classes focus on Math and Science





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


ADMINISTRATION



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 serving residents of the Rochester area and the church family.



The teaching staff consists of well-qualified professionals with college degrees and classroom experience in early childhood education. Teachers have emergency and CPR training.



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


FACILITIES & SECURITY



Browncroft Discovery Preschool is located in the education wing of Browncroft Community Church. Our facility is fully equipped with spacious classrooms, in room bathrooms, a full-sized indoor gym and large enclosed outdoor play area. Building security includes hallway cameras and video voice confirmed access at all main entrances. Each classroom is equipped with smoke detectors, fire alarm, telephone and an emergency exit.


PARENT INVOLVEMENT



We believe a partnership with parents is the most effective framework for a child’s educational development. Therefore, we encourage open communication between parents and teachers.



Parental involvement is encouraged by:




  • Parent orientation and parent coffees in September


  • Monthly newsletters and regular emails




  • Parent-teacher conferences




  • Family events




  • Parents are encouraged to visit the classroom, help with special projects and events




ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS





  • Browncroft Discovery Preschool welcomes children of all backgrounds.




  • 3-year-old Program: to register children must turn 3 by December 1 of the school year they will attend




  • 4-year-old Program: to register children must turn 4 by December 1 of the school year they will attend




  • Pre-K Program: to register children must turn 5 by May 1 of the school year they will attend.




  • 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 parent or legal guardian of each child granting permission to participate in school activities and receive emergency medical care if needed.




REGISTRATION & TUITION



Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. Forms are available online or as a PDF here.  Applications can be completed online, sent in person or by mail. 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 2019-2020 on tuition costs.



Online registration


FOR QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION





Call: 585.586.0930x154          



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