WELCOME

Thank you for your interest in Discovery Island. We understand that choosing a child care center can be a stressful decision.  We want to make make that decision easier by completely informing you on what you can expect from Discovery Island.  

CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

Our classrooms are safe and stimulating places from which children feel free to explore the world around them. Each classroom is equipped with an array of toys to stimulate all areas of development. Restrooms are located in or very near each classroom for convenience and to make toilet training self-care routines an integral part of each child's day. Each classroom is staffed with 1 highly trained morning teacher from 7:00-2:00, and then with an energetic afternoon teacher from 2:00-5:30 daily. Toddler classrooms may have up to 9 children, Early learners & Preschool may have up to 12 children, and Pre-K may have up to 15 children. 

Daily Schedule

While daily schedules will vary from class to class, each classroom will experience the following activities daily in a way consistent with their level of development:

  • Morning and Afternoon Snack
  • Circle Time
  • Center Play
  • Outdoor Time
  • Lesson
  • Lunch
  • 2 Hour Rest Period
  • Music & Movement
  • Art

Communication

For a child to reach his or her full potential we believe it is vital that our teachers communicate daily with parents. Toddlers will have a daily report sheet to take home each afternoon that details the activities they enjoyed, explains how well they ate and slept, and documents each diaper change or toilet use. Older students will have a weekly report form in their cubbies that is updated daily at naptime. It will have information about ongoing activities, learning objectives, and details about food intake and rest. We also utilize a program called OneCall Now to send out phone and text alerts, reminders, and news. Inclement weather and emergency notifications will also be sent via this method. Our teachers and directors are always available for conferences and questions.

Hours of Operation

Discovery Island is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM. We are open year round with the exception of:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • One Friday in August for a Professional Development Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

 

Curriculum

Discovery Island believes in learning through an interactive, hands-on curriculum. Our Toddler & Early Learner programs learn through intentional play and our Preschool & Pre-K programs use the Sing, Spell, Read, & Write curriculum. More information about our curriculum can be found here.

Enrollment

Interested in learning even more about Discovery Island? The best way to have all your questions answered is through touring our facility and meeting our staff members. Click here to learn more about the enrollment process and to schedule a tour with one of our directors.


Discovery Island has been a blessing for our family. All three of our children have been cared for here from the time they were two years old, until they went to kindergarten. The learning experience and the relationships they have developed with their teachers have been wonderful! Thank you, Discovery Island!
— Jeff and Joanna Whitlatch

What We've Achieved

  • NEA's largest preschools with over 270 children enrolled.
  • Voted Jonesboro's Best Daycare 11 times in a row by Occasions Magazine
  • Provide employment for 60+ full- and part-time staff
  • Pre-K graduates are consistently at the top of their class upon entering the school system