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At Dairy Road Discovery Center we want to help you continue education at home. Read helpful articles about preschool and VPK.

Prepare Your Child for VPK at Dairy Road Discovery Center

As you drop off your child on his first day of VPK, you will probably be feeling a mixture of pride, worry, and apprehension. You might be wondering if your child is really ready for this change. By taking small steps to prepare your child for this next milestone, you can shed these fears and help your child increase their excitement as the start
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What is the Difference Between VPK and Daycare?

If you have a toddler at home, you may be aware of all the different early learning options for your child. You might be feeling overwhelmed trying to decide between daycare, preschool, and VPK. Here we break down the difference between daycare and VPK so you can determine the right fit for your family.  What is Daycare? The primary purpose of daycare is to
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Our Favorite Books for Preschoolers

At Dairy Road Discovery Center, we know the impact reading has on children’s young minds and have developed a literature-based curriculum to support their language development. A child’s brain develops rapidly before the age of five. Exposing children to new words and engaging them in storytelling strengthens their language skills and creates a positive attitude toward reading. By the age of 2, children who
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What Is VPK?

Whether you’ve recently moved to Florida or your children are just starting school, if the term VPK is new to you, you aren’t alone. VPK stands for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten. It is an optional and free program for children who live in Florida. There are a few restrictions. Enrolling children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, and the program is only
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Are All Melbourne Florida Preschools the Same?

When selecting a preschool for your child, it’s important to do your research. With so many preschools located in Melbourne, Florida, how do you know which is the right fit for you and your child?  Most preschools cover similar topics like math, science, English, music, and art. Their students will have time to play outside, work together with their classmates, express their creativity, and
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Top Benefits of VPK for Your 4-Year-Old

If you’re debating whether or not to enroll your child in a VPK program, you may want to examine the benefits of preschool education. You’re probably wondering why preschool is so important and why you can’t just wait until kindergarten to start your child’s education.  For some parents, preschool may seem like a daycare where their children play and spend time out of the
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Space Coast Florida Activities for Preschoolers

Looking for a new place to spend the day with your preschooler? From beaches to museums and zoos, Florida’s Space Coast has plenty to offer. Pick one of these exciting preschool activities in Brevard County and the surrounding area for your next day trip.    Fun Preschool Activities in Melbourne, FL and Florida’s Space Coast Animal Encounters  Parents and kids love the zoo! It’s
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Where Do I Find Reliable Before and After Care in Melbourne, FL?

For working parents, finding reliable care for your child in the mornings or afternoons is a big concern. With many before and after school care options in Melbourne, Florida, it may be hard to decide which is best for your child.  Benefits of Child Care Programs There are many benefits of before and aftercare programs. Child care programs allow space for children to play
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What is a Literature-Based Preschool Curriculum?

Going to preschool is a big step for your child. When you decide to enroll your child in a VPK program, you want to make sure that they are enrolled in a program with a rich curriculum that meets their needs and will help them reach their full potential. A literature-based preschool curriculum may be the perfect fit for your child. What is a
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The Most Important Years for Your Child’s Development

The most important years in a child’s development are from birth to age five. Children’s experiences and relationships that are formed during these years determine how their brain develops. In fact, by the time children reach age five, 90% of a child’s brain is already developed. Preschool is the perfect place for your child to build the connections needed for healthy development and successful
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