The Discovery School is the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM)’s preschool for children ages 3-5. We believe that children are capable and innately motivated learners and our research-backed, emergent curriculum is guided by students’ interests, questions, and curiosities. Through joyful learning and collaborative play, our Reggio-inspired program is designed to grow children’s physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development, as well as their creative problem-solving skills. Our teachers intentionally prepare a creatively stimulating classroom environment and utilize our museum-based campus and national park setting so children can explore and gain knowledge about the world around them. This close-knit preschool cultivates relationships, which are the foundation of our safe and nurturing learning environment.
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Your Child's Day at School
We value and prioritize time for pursuing interests, developing relationships, and engaging in imaginative play and exploration with open-ended materials. We regularly spend time having group meetings (circle time), exploring outside, sharing stories, singing songs, engaging in small group work, and eating snack and lunch.
Our Daily Flow
- Morning Meeting with a story, songs, and/or creative movement
- Explore the classrooms and museum
- Small group work
- Healthy, organic snack provided
- Outside time
- Children bring their own lunch
- Closing Meeting with a story, songs, and/or creative movement
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2019-2020 School Year
Age Minimum: 2 years and 9 months
(3 years old by December 1, 2019)
Children must be toilet trained.
Days: 5 days*, Monday – Friday
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuition: $15,552; Deposit $2,000
*3 Day Option Available
Please contact us for more details.
Extended Care Available
Mornings: Monday through Friday | 8 – 9 a.m. | $3,182
Afternoons: Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays | 1 – 4 p.m. | $7,388
The Discovery School is aligned with the BADM’s research division which provides evidence-based expertise in children’s creativity development.
We are licensed as a childcare center by the State of California and feature fully qualified teachers and a low staff-to-child ratio.
Find out if TDS is right for your family! Our Head of School, Michelle Barreras, will contact you to answer any questions you have about our program.