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 2017-2018 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.

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.

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).

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 2017-2018 tuition costs.

Here's what parents have to say:

"As parents, we feel that a child’s first impression of formalized schooling can leave a lasting imprint, influencing his/her academic future. That’s why we chose to send all three of our children to Browncroft Discovery Preschool. Due to the love, nurturing, guidance and exceptional instruction, our children began elementary school with the skills necessary to meet the new rigors of education. Choosing Browncroft helped foster our children’s love of the Lord and also shaped them into happy children who are surpassing academic expectations. We thank the Lord for the teachers of Browncroft and are grateful they’ve helped shape our children.” "

− D. Hill and K. Hill (Webster Teacher)

"Our whole family absolutely LOVES Discovery Preschool! The teachers are loving, caring, highly experienced and the students adore them. Two of our children have graduated from the program and their Kindergarten teachers said they were well prepared for grade school. We look forward to our other two children benefiting from this amazing program."

− Stephanie M.

"Several years ago, after researching many preschools in the area, I found Browncroft Discovery Preschool. Browncroft exceeded my expectations on every level. The teachers are exceptional as they are loving, caring, well educated, structured and organized. The curriculum is excellent at preparing children for Kindergarten. The facilities far surpass any other school with a warm, inviting classroom, a full size gym, and a fenced in playground (come visit and see it for yourself!) I know how essential a child's first educational experience is to a successful school career. While it seems just like yesterday I was researching preschools...now my third child will be attending Browncroft Discovery Preschool!"

− Patti R.

"My two older daughters have attended Browncroft Discovery Preschool for the 3’s, 4’s, and Pre-K programs. My husband and I chose this preschool due to its strong academic and thematic focus and the emphasis on Christian values. Both of my daughters were prepared for the academic rigor of Kindergarten and obtained the social skills necessary for the school setting. In addition to the immense amount of learning that took place, the teachers provided a community for the parents to participate in the classroom and on fieldtrips. I looked at several preschools when trying to decide and this one was by far the best! I am so glad we chose this school and cannot wait for daughter number 3 to attend as well!"

− Kara S.

"We have had an amazing experience at Discovery Preschool. The teachers are wonderful and they have helped our children grow so much over the time in their classes. The Pre-K class helped our son to excel once he was in Kindergarten! I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking for an academic-focused program with teachers who take the time to love and care for those in their classes."

− Alicia E.

"We have been so blessed to be able to send our daughter to preschool at Browncroft Discovery Preschool for the last two years. She has thrived under the care of structured, attentive and loving teachers. The curriculum has been varied and challenging throughout her time in the program. There was an emphasis on her intellectual growth as well as her social and spiritual growth. I am confident that her time at Browncroft Discovery Preschool has prepared her for kindergarten and the years to come."

− Dr. R. Daniel & Ashley C.

"Choosing the right preschool was an important decision for us so we feel so fortunate to have found Browncroft Discovery Preschool. The school exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Our daughter attended the school for 2 years. The teachers have a special way with children that provides a safe place for them to grow, both academically and socially. We feel confident that she is more than ready to attend Kindergarten because of the attention and dedication of the teachers at the Browncroft Discovery Preschool."

− Adam and Sharon D.

"My wife, Karon, and I are so thankful that we made the decision to send our daughter to Browncroft Discovery Preschool. The program has even exceeded our very high expectations! I have been fortunate enough to help out in the classroom and be involved in many of the school activities. I must admit that I had as much fun (and learned as much) as our daughter over the past two years! She would frequently come home and teach Karon and me something that she learned at preschool that we did not know! We are so impressed with the school’s rich curriculum and exciting field trips. The teachers are amazingly caring and competent and are totally invested in what they do. We are confident that our daughter is prepared to meet the social and academic challenges of kindergarten after attending Browncroft. We highly recommend Browncroft Discovery Preschool to any parents looking for a wonderful preschool experience for their children!"

− Patrick S.

FOR QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

585.586.0930 x123          DiscoveryPreschool@Browncroft.org          2530 Browncroft Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14625