We had our son in another daycare and were not happy about the educational piece of that program. We heard of Discovery through word of mouth, and decided to check it out. Meeting with Loretta and seeing the interactions of the teachers and children, there was not a second thought to moving Dylan to Discovery. Loretta is a burst of energy, and the personal attention to every child is truly amazing. Dylan stayed for Kindergarten at Discovery and it paid off, he was more than well prepared when entering the public schools from both academics and emotional/social development. Mrs. Rochelle keeps in close contact with parents to ensure your child is on the right path and you can feel that personal connection with the children, and the effort to help the children to become ready for the next stage of education. We take Dylan back to Discovery when he has half days and breaks from 1st grade, as well as during the summer time.When we had our second child, we couldn’t wait to move him to Discovery when he met the age requirement. It was amazing to see the difference with Nolan’s personality in the first weeks and months at Discovery. He just blossomed. Nolan started saying more words, interacting with his brother in a more positive manner, singing songs, reciting colors, numbers and the alphabet. Discovery is truly a mother’s dream. I never once had apprehension leaving my children at Discovery. I would trust all of the teachers/caregivers to come into my home and babysit. My son Nolan is attached to Loretta “Ra Ra” as he calls her, and the loving bond between Nolan and Ms. Jasmine is genuine and great to seeIn short, I would strongly recommend Discovery Corner to any family, you will not be disappointed!
I've had both of my kids at Discovery Corner for 2.5 years. The staff at Discovery Corner is absolutely amazing. They are kind, thoughtful and sweet, but also firm with boundaries and structure for the kids. The director, Miss Loretta, is a dynamic and effective leader. In addition to having a rigorous curriculum, Discovery Corner also offers convenient hours and flexible scheduling. The school is a perfect place anytime schools are cancelled for snow days or holidays, and older kids can come back for the day if schools are closed. Discovery Corner is very competitively priced, and offer small class sizes and individual attention. This combination of cost effectiveness and quality of care makes Discovery Corner the best solution for our family. Discovery Corner is big enough to have all the resources you would want for your child's education, but small enough to be flexible. The staff knows each parent and each kid by name, and they have always treated my children like one of their own. I really can't say enough good things about Discovery Corner. After several alarming issues with in-home daycare providers, and needed special accommodations for my kids, I considered quitting my job to stay home. Miss Loretta provided me with the opportunity to feel great about leaving my kids. I will be forever grateful to Discovery Corner for providing a safe learning environment for my kids, and continuous positive support for me!
I feel so fortunate to have my son enrolled in the Kindergarten class at DCA. My son started in their preschool program and we have been very pleased with our experience. DCA is housed in a church but it has adequate play space and classroom space. The teachers and director are extremely caring and genuinely love kids. DCA has been very flexible with my son’s schedule. They use a lot of positive reinforcement and are very patient. DCA fosters a great learning environment and we especially love the science experiments they do. The Kindergarten class size is really small and the teacher is able to do one on one reading instruction with the kids every week. My son (4.5 years old) is able to read at a third grade reading level and is starting to add two digit numbers. I have worked with him since he was little but DCA really has facilitated a love of learning, especially writing, puzzles, and building. Also, our son’s life skills and social skills have really improved since he started attending (it helps that the other children who attend DCA are generally very nice, the hostess for my son's birthday party even told us this). Most notably, the same exact teachers have been at DCA since my son started attending in 2013. This allows all the teachers to know my son really well, his personality and sensitivities. I think that is really special.
Harmony is more than just a Daycare!7 years ago we were expecting our first child. We interviewed and toured countless daycares for our unborn little girl. We were tired and frustrated...until we toured Harmony. We knew the minute we walked in that it was the "one". The coded locked doors in the entry were a good first impression. After reading the curriculum and teachers trainings and backgrounds, we couldn't believe how lucky we had gotten. Our daughter started at Harmony at 17 months old and continued through to Pre-K graduation. She only went 2 days a week and these amazing teachers had her prepped and ready for Kindergarten at age 4!!! Leaving your child in the morning is the hardest thing to do, but when you know that they are going to be loved, hugged, educationally stimulated in sensory, music and art! Wow! It's not just a daycare! We left Harmony after our daughter graduated and found daycares closer to our home for our son. Two years of disappoints ( mainly because we compared every one of them to Harmony ), we have come to our senses and will be attending Harmony again! Whats a little bit of a drive when it comes to the safety of your children. Our daughter still stays in touch with teachers and her old preschool friends and we are proud to know every one of them!
My 2 children attended a family owned daycare starting at 3 months old. When my oldest child was entering his Pre-K year we decided we needed to find something with a more academic setting to prepare him for Kindergarten. We loved the family feel of our prior daycare so I was nervous about moving. We visited many, many preschools. Miss Loretta was the only visit that did not rush us through our first meeting. She spoke with us for 2 hours and answered every question. She introduced us to every teacher, which no other preschool did. When I requested parent recommendations within 2 days I had phone calls and emails from 6 parents of children that attended. My oldest, now in Kindergarten, was well prepared both socially and academically for the transition. He loved his Pre-K teacher and comes back often to visit his friends. My 3 year old LOVES her school, her teachers and her friends. She never is upset at drop off and when she is off for an extended period, lets us know she is ready to go back to school again! I have daily communication with Miss Loretta and the teachers were even kind enough to come watch my daughter play soccer this fall! I highly recommend DCA and look forward to continuing my experience with them with my third child!
Discovery Corner Academy (DCA) is phenomenal! My daughter has attended since she was 2. I recommend DCA to anyone who inquires and can speak endlessly about the positive experiences we have had there. When I was going back to work, we interviewed numerous schools, day cares, etc. trying to find that perfect fit and once we walked in, I just knew that "This was it!" We were immediately greeted by the Director, Loretta, who not only introduced herself to me but also to my daughter. All of the other organizations spoke to me and did not directly engage her in coversation but Loretta got down at eye level and spoke to my daughter. This is just one of many positive experiences..and that was on the inital meet! On a daily basis, they do circle time, calendar, counting, letters, worksheets, art, music, computer, Spanish and of course gym, just to name a few. I always get updates on how my daughter did that day and Loretta always makes herself available to talk with me. We love it so much she will continue onto the kindergarten program. Overall, I have seen my daughter grow in intelligence, social skills, and confidence and would recommend DCA and its teachers and Director to anyone who asks.
My son started at Harmony when he was three months in the infant room. He is currently enrolled in the awesome adventure toddler classroom. The way he has grown since being in this childcare is beyond amazing, His vocabulary,manners, and not to mention being potty trained has been all due to the constant love and care of the teachers there. Mrs. Diane really has a way with making feel like you are apart of her family...not like "clients"!! I would and have recommended this place to everyone i know. The love and care that the staff show to the children really carries on from class to class. Its always nice to hear "good morning" from the Harmony teachers that don't even work in his classroom. Also the fact that they are a christian based school make them A plus in my book. They teach the children to love one another , and it really shows in my son when he comes home...So thank you HArmony Christian for letting me and my son be apart of your wonderful center. . And here's to many many more years.. At Harmony they really are family
THIS DAYCARE IS WONDERFUL!! Our 2 boys have been here since they were infants. Now the oldest just entered their Pre-K program (first day today and he loved it!). I have come to know the staff very well over the past 4 years and there is an amazing, core group of the staff that have been there throughout that time. This is more than half the staff!! Of course there is some staff turnover at any place- this is normal as childcare has many younger staff that may be in school part time or be at a transition point in their lives. The core staff there has always maintained a great continuity of care for the kids and incorporated the new teachers into the curriculum and routine 0 that the kids are not affected by constant changes. They have a great curriculum and also field trips, special guests, and awesome kids' activities. The facility is clean, the food is good, the teachers are very enthusiastic, and my kids ARE HAPPY AND LEARNING SO MANY NEW THINGS!
Excellent Child Care! We had a GREAT experience at Harmony! It is owner operated with a lot of love and care. All of the teachers were very loving toward my two boys. The quality of care was very high and the turnover rate was low. They provided a wonderful, healthy food service program. The daily lesson plans and activities were also very good. My boys loved playing, reading and learning new things. My husband and I felt really good about leaving our children there all day - we knew they were with people who loved them and took very good care of them. My older son who is 3, talked about his teachers, friends and experiences with excitement. He loved going to school and amazed us with all that he had learned. We were very sad when we moved to another city and the drive to Harmony was too far. I visited many day cares in our new city trying to match what we had come to love at Harmony and nothing came close. Harmony is truly a gem!Valerie Huyck
I had my child at a day care center and when I found out Ms. Diane Parkanzky was opening her own day care I knew that I wanted my son to go there. I asked her to notify me when she opened. It wasn't long before my son said &quot;I want to go to Ms. Diane's school all the time and so began our adventure with this wonderful day care. Being a working Mom it is so difficult to leave your child somewhere all day with someone other than your or family. However, I never felt bad about leaving my child at Harmony because he loved it there, because I loved the staff and the atmosphere and their teaching methods. I cannot say enough good things about this child care facility. My son still talks about it and has such found memories there and we miss everyone so much. If you need child care, this is definitely a school you want to visit. I'm sure you will fall in love with it like we did and feel good about leaving your child there.Michele Lutz