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 by Bean Sprouts Café)
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.: Outside exploration
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.: Goodbye gathering

2016-2017 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 2016 semester includes 12 sessions from mid-September through mid-December. The spring 2017 semester includes 16 sessions from mid-January through mid-May.

Fall 2016 Semester

Program 1

Date: Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sessions: 12 weeks
Age: 21-33 months by September 2016; 2 years old by December 2016
Tuition: $600


Program 2

Date: Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sessions: 12 weeks
Age: 21-33 months by September 2016; 2 years old by December 2016
Tuition: $600

Spring 2017 Semester

Program 1

Date: Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sessions: 16 weeks, taking place on 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/18. 4/25, 5/2, 5/9
Age: Child must have turned 2 by September 1, 2016
Tuition: $800


Program 2

Date: Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sessions: 16 weeks, taking place on 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11
Age: Child must have turned 2 by September 1, 2016
Tuition: $800

Apply Now for Spring 2017

The deadline to apply for spring 2017’s Toddler & Parent Exploration program is December 1, 2016.

Click here for application and application instructions.