Dairy Road Discovery Center provides preschool, VPK and Before and After School Care programs for families in the Melbourne and West Melbourne area. Since 1991 we have been providing quality education in a loving environment to every child who walks through our door. Learning by doing is our philosophy! We strive to give every student the opportunity to become involved in the learning process, and to discover the world for themselves. We provide experiences in library, music, sign language, Spanish, cooking, gardening, dramatics, art and science. Every detail, from our literature-based curriculum to the layout of our five playgrounds, is designed to aid in number and reading readiness and the development of fine and gross motor skills, not to mention fun!
Benefits of early education and the VPK program
- The most important growth and development in the brain happens by the age of five.
- A child’s ability to be attentive and to follow directions emerges in the early years. Structured early learning fosters these abilities for later success in school and in life.
- Pre-K prepares children to be ready for school. Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs develop better language skills, score higher in school-readiness tests and have better social skills and fewer behavioral problems once they enter school. They are also better prepared for Kindergarten, especially in the areas of pre-reading, pre-math and social skills.
- Pre-K promotes a love of learning in children. Pre-K enhances what a child learns at home and instills a love of life-long learning.
Located at 2200 Dairy Road, approximately ¼ mile south of the 192 intersection.