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 ages 21 to 33 months, 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.

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 – 10:15 a.m.: Arrival and open play
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: Group gathering
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Snack (provided)
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.: Outside exploration
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.: Goodbye gathering

2017-2018 School Year

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.

Fall 2017 Semester

Program 1

Date: Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sessions: 12 weeks on dates:
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
Age: 2 years old by September of current year.
Tuition: $600


Program 2

Date: Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sessions: 12 weeks on dates:
9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21
Age: 2 years old by September of current year.
Tuition: $600

Spring 2018 Semester

Program 1

Date: Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sessions: 16 weeks
Age: Child must have turned 2 by September 1, 2017
Tuition: $800


Program 2

Date: Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sessions: 16 weeks
Age: Children must be 21-33 months by September of current year
Tuition: $800

Apply Now

Please fill out a Toddler & Parent Exploration application. Click here for application instructions.