Toddler Program

Widen your child’s horizons with The Discovery School’s Toddler & Parent Exploration program. Designed to help little ones transition into preschool, it includes parent participation to create a meaningful moment of hands-on discovery together. Designed for children 2 to 3 years old, our goal is to spark a lifelong passion for exploration and creative problem solving in our youngest students, preparing them for success in their education and beyond. The experience is unique for each student, though all of our alumni graduate with a love of learning.

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Our Approach

Our Reggio-inspired, research-based toddler program features a flexible, open-ended curriculum. We employ a holistic approach, and all experiences are designed to expand a child’s cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and academic world. We also emphasize the development of children’s executive function skills, relationship development, and self-regulation. In daily activities we take advantage of our inspiring location, exploring the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s exhibitions and the outdoor environment around Fort Baker.

Your Toddler's Day at School

Exploring the nearby beach, making a collage from natural materials, and painting are just a sampling of the activities we offer at The Discovery School. They vary so widely that no two days are ever the same. Here is a sample of our daily schedule for our Toddler & Parent Exploration program:

9:30 a.m. Arrival and open play
10:15 a.m. Group gathering
10:30 a.m. Snack
10:45 a.m. Outside exploration
11:15 a.m. Goodbye gathering

Toddler & Parent Exploration

Toddler & Parent Exploration is a once a week program with caregiver participation required. The program is available in two sessions: Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The fall semester includes 12 sessions from mid-September through mid-December. The spring semester includes 16 sessions from mid-January through mid-May.

Winter 2018 Session

Tuesday Program

Sessions: 16 weeks
Age: Child must be 2 by September 1, 2017
Dates: Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15
Price: $800 for 16 sessions


Thursday Program 

Sessions: 16 weeks
Age: Child must be 2 by September 1, 2017
Dates: Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17
Price: $800 for 16 sessions

Fall 2018 Session

Tuesday Program

Date: Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sessions: 12 weeks | Exact dates to be determined
Age: Child must be 2 by September 1, 2018


Thursday Program

Date: Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sessions: 12 weeks | Exact dates to be determined
Age: Child must be 2 by September 1, 2018

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Toddler & Parent Exploration

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