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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.

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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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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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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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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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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How Preschool Improves Social Skills

Your preschool-aged child is making great strides in his fine motor skills, language skills, and social skills. As he enters preschool, your child will be encouraged to learn and grow in these areas even more. Preschool will build her social skills through play, interaction, and group activities.  How Does Preschool Improve Social Skills? The classroom setting is the perfect environment for children to learn
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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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