I wish there were more than 5 stars I could award!!! Discovery Corner Academy is not just a "child care" facility, they are a family of wonderful gals that take care of your child's needs from start to finish. Their staff have the warmest personalities and are engaged with my children from the moment they walk in the door. Everyone has a calm, loving nature to them and it's a breath of fresh air to see a group of people who love what they do so much! I have honestly never seen my kids happier than in the care of this staff! To boot, they have an excellent curriculum model they follow that truly engages students with the learning process. My sons are learning and retaining more than they ever have before, and it's all done through playful models that don't even feel like "work". Teachers rotate their classes through different rooms throughout the day to keep the environment interesting and keep the kids engaged with what they're doing. It's such a smart practice and my kids LOVE going to each of the different rooms every day! Honestly, I have toured and had my kids enrolled in a number of other local facilities, but none of them compare to the care and guidance we have received at Discovery Corner Academy!! I am proud to be a part of the DCA family and encourage anyone and everyone to tour their amazing facility!
I read the last posting and I have to respond. We have been using Harmony for a little less than 2 years and have nothing but praise for them. The staff is amazing! Everyone not only in both of my children's classes but all the staff take time to learn my girls and both my husband and I. They are always smiling and go out of their way to wish us a blessed day. Most of the staff have been employed there for a long time. The only new faces are the ones that come late in the afternoon that go to the High school. My daughter is in the faithful friends classroom and is learning so much. Just the other day she came home and wanted to act out the Bible story she learned in class. It is such a nice feeling when I go to pick her up and she wants to show me what they did throughout the day and is excited about it. I am truly blessed to have such great caring people looking after both my girls.
This school is so awful and dysfunctional, our experience here is HORRIBLE and totally a NIGHTMARE!!!. The director's sole interest is money rather than your kid. The teachers are unhappy and impatient all day long. How your kid can be happy in such unhappy atmosphere? I also read discrimination and racism from their words and attitude, especially from the conversations with ASHLEY. On top of that God help you if are a person of foreign origin. if you like to torture yourself and instill the 'value' of low self-esteem in your child, feel free to enroll your kid here!
My son has been going to Discovery for the past 3 months and we love it! Ms. Loretta and her staff are very warm and caring. My son was enrolled at a different program for a few months and we were so disappointed that the teachers were just babysitters. At Discovery, the teachers take personal interest in the growth and development of your child. Thanks to Ms. Connie my son has learnt to play chess. They have a good mix of academics, play and learning activities. My son was so excited about all the fun summer events. Their schedule is flexible and they are open all year round which is great for working parents. I highly recommend Discovery to anyone looking for childcare. We know families that went here more than 10 years ago and have nothing but good things to say about their experiences. Thank you Ladies for all the love, warmth and affection.
Worst Daycare ever. I sent my son there for one week and ib that one week he had 3 accidents which he never has and came home twice with no underwear on and when i left a message with the director and told her what happen and i won't be bringing him back. I got no response or apology. Worst experience EVER!
We love Harmony Christian!! Our 2 daughters attended Harmony for 3.5 years. My oldest was 6 months old when she started, and my youngest started when she was 12 weeks old. We recently moved away, and are heartbroken to have to leave Harmony. My girls have bonded intensely with their caregivers. Harmony is such a loving, family-like environment, but also teaches the children in fun and interesting ways. I'm amazed by how much my oldest has learned in the pre-school room. Please consider Harmony for your children. I know you will feel as comfortable as we did leaving your children in their care.
We are thrilled to have found DCA for our daughter two years ago. She started in the preschool program and has recently completed the kindergarten program. Leaving the school is bittersweet. As a lower elementary teacher myself I know that this is a special place. All of the teachers, as well as the director, knew and truly cared about my child. The education she received was stellar. The class sizes are small which enables the teachers to get to know each child individually. Miss Richelle does guided reading in the kindergarten program. That is an important component you won't find in many area preschools. By January Caroline was reading independently! She's a very confident and enthusiastic learner because of the support she received at DCA. We're all sad to be leaving (especially Caroline), but we'll definitely be back to visit.
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!
The school age summer program at DCA is wonderful for my two sons. They love going each day to see old and new friends. DCA provides a great balance between indoor and outdoor activities. My sons favorite activities are capture the flag and bike and ice cream day. I would highly recommend DCA. The staff is caring and conscientious, and they provide age appropriate activities for all.
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.