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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.

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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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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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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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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Adorable Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers

Autumn is here, and that means the leaves are changing, Halloween is approaching, and the crafting possibilities are endless! These autumn crafts for preschoolers are great for keeping your child entertained as the weather gets colder. They’re fun as well as educational. Most of our suggestions use supplies you probably already have at home. We Adore These Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers Fall Foil Tree
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Preparing Your Child for Preschool

Starting preschool is a major milestone in your child’s life. It’s a time of excitement – and maybe a little anxiety. By preparing your child for this new experience, you can help to quell their fears and feel confident that they’re ready for their first day. Start preparing your child for preschool 2-3 weeks before the first day. Starting too early can make them
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