Tips for Helping Your Preschooler Learn at Home

Tips for Helping Your Preschooler Learn at Home

Many parents want to know what to teach a preschooler at home. The good news is that learning comes naturally to young children. They learn through play, reading, exploring, and conversation (they ask a million questions, right?) Every child learns differently. One child may learn to read as young as four, while another will blossom as a reader at age 7 or 8. It
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How to Find a Great VPK Program or Preschool in Melbourne FL

At Dairy Road Discovery Center, we understand that when it comes to your child’s early education, nothing less than the best will do! Our goal is to help you find the best VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) or Preschool in Melbourne that will fit the needs of your little one, even if it’s not with us. Since 1991, we have provided early childhood education to South
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debunk preschool and vpk myths

Debunking Preschool and VPK Myths

In Brevard County, FL, preschool and VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) programs have been around for decades, providing early education opportunities for young children. However, there are still many common myths surrounding these programs. It’s time to debunk these misconceptions about preschool and clearly understand the importance of early childhood education. Debunking the Top 5 Preschool Myths Myth #1: Preschool Is Too Expensive While it is true that
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kindergarten readiness

VPK Develops Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Many parents wonder about their child’s development. From first words, teeth, and steps, parents constantly research milestones and ask, “Are they on track?” This continues into preschool as you observe children who speak well, recognize their numbers, or begin to read. A common question for preschool teachers is, “How do I know if my 5-year-old is ready for kindergarten?” Rest assured, development rates vary among children, and
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preparing for preschool

Preparing Your Child for Preschool

Starting preschool is a major milestone in your child‘s life. It’s an exciting time that may come along with a little anxiety. While many children can’t wait for their first day of preschool, some have a difficult time with the transition. By preparing for preschool, you can curb separation anxiety and feel confident that they’re ready for their first day. Preparing for Preschool With New Daily Habits To avoid any feelings of uneasiness towards this change in your child‘s
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transition to kindergarten

How to Prepare for Kindergarten in Brevard County

The transition to kindergarten is significant for you and your child! Every elementary school offers different guidance on what kids should know when they leave preschool. It can seem frustrating to find answers that vary widely. The truth is, there is really no perfect way to prepare for kindergarten. Although many experts agree that children should have some understanding of letters, numbers, and shapes,
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value of preschool

Preschools Builds Confidence for Kindergarten

The value of preschool can’t be underestimated. Preschool children explore, learn and grow in confidence before they start kindergarten. By attending preschool, your child will benefit from experienced and qualified teachers who can help them develop essentials like social skills, communication, and problem-solving. So, if you’re looking for a head start for your child before they begin their educational journey, enrolling them in preschool
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reading to preschoolers

Why Reading To Your Preschool-Aged Child Is Important

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to help your child succeed. You may have heard that reading is one of the best things you can do for your preschooler. But why is reading so important? Reading to children from birth lays the foundation for future success. You‘re raising a reader a few minutes a day from your lap! It’s one
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Play-Based Learning Preschool and VPK in Melbourne, FL

When choosing a preschool for your child you have to consider curriculum options. One choice is a focus on play-based learning. At Dairy Road Discovery Center in West Melbourne, Florida this is our curriculum of choice. Learn more about this learning style and why we believe it’s the best choice for preschoolers.  What is Play-Based Learning? Play-based learning is a form of learning where
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What is the Best Curriculum for a Preschool Program?

As you prepare to send your child to preschool, it’s natural to compare different programs. Likewise, it’s only natural to make sure your child has an enjoyable first experience with school. While all pre-K programs aim to increase a child’s social skills and readiness for school, each program has its own focus. Don’t be overwhelmed by the vast assortment of preschool curriculums. As long
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