Preschool Curriculum

Welcome to The Discovery Preschools, your premium destination for a comprehensive preschool and kindergarten curriculum in Newtown & Warrington, PA. We are not just any preschool; we pride ourselves on setting high standards and meeting the unique needs of every child.

Our curriculum is rooted in a comprehensive, balanced approach to learning. Our early education programs foster creativity, while also developing critical thinking and social/emotional skills. The Discovery Preschools of Newtown & Warrington support a diverse, multicultural environment in which we recognize that students learn differently and have various areas of interest.

Specifically, we implement a Global Education curriculum, which incorporates all the best methodology from around the world and is supported by the latest research in implementing a rich, high quality early childhood education program.

Our pedagogy and teaching philosophy is based on the world-renowned philosophies of Reggio Emilia, Maria Montessori, David Elkind (author of The Power of Play) & Howard Gardner (The Multiple Intelligences).  These theories are embedded into our curriculum and incorporate the Pennsylvania Learning Standards. 

Key Learning Areas

  • Approaches to learning through play
  • Creative thinking and expression
  • Cognitive thinking and general knowledge
  • Mathematical thinking and expression
  • Scientific thinking and technology
  • Social studies thinking
  • Health wellness and physical development
  • Language and literacy development
  • Partnerships with families and communities
  • Social and emotional development

Teaching Pedagogy

Our educational methodology, Creative Curriculum, is research-based, play-based, and child-driven. The curriculum model notes developmental milestones year-over-year based on large, national norms. Children are instructed at their developmental level, not necessarily chronological age. All domains are equally weighted to ensure that we are teaching to the “whole child”. These include cognition, social-emotional development, arts and physical development.

Gold Online is the assessment component to promote progression and achievement of milestones. The system stores everything from photographic evidence to anecdotal notes. Data is presented in a horizontal bar graph to display where each child is developmentally across all domains.

Parent – Teacher Conferences are offered twice a year to discuss individual child progression. Partnering with our families on milestone development allows students to be supported through home connections and mutual goals.

Preschool Programs

Our content-rich programs are customized to your child’s readiness level, areas of interest, and learning profile (how they learn best). Early childhood is a magical time when the brain develops the vast majority of its neurons and is most receptive to learning. We know that the first five years are the building blocks for the formal years in education that lie ahead, so why not give your little one a head start?

Our teachers provide meaningful experiences that naturally foster your child’s intellectual potential through individualized instruction to meet the developmental needs of each child. Teachers also encourage students to explore their passions, take risks to try new things, and learn from mistakes in a safe, supportive environment. Learn more about our programs.





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The Discovery Preschools: Your Partner in Education

We’re more than just a school; we’re a community. We invite parents and families to be a part of their child’s preschool journey. With research-based methodologies, our curriculum ensures that preschoolers learn essential life skills and knowledge that provide a solid foundation for their future. But don’t just take our word for it. You can meet the staff and witness firsthand the passion and dedication they bring every day.

Our preschool program in Newtown & Warrington, PA goes beyond the basics. We provide children with a learning experience that prepares them not just for kindergarten but for life. It’s the reason many families in Newtown & Warrington choose us as their trusted educational partner.

Explore more about our preschool programs and see how we differ from most preschools. Delve deeper into our curriculum and understand our commitment to fostering a strong foundation for every child.

Take the Next Step with The Discovery Preschools

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Let your child’s educational journey begin with the best. Schedule a tour of our facilities, or if you’re ready to immerse your child in an enriching environment, enroll now. At The Discovery Preschools, we’re excited to be a part of your child’s growth and development journey. Let’s shape the future together.

How We Shape Our Curriculum

Understanding the importance of early education, we’ve meticulously designed our teaching curriculum to foster a love for learning. Our focus goes beyond the typical school day. We offer a blend of classroom activities, nature walks, and hands-on activities which ensure that children learn in an environment that is both fun and productive.

From literacy skills to fine motor skills, our curriculum ensures that your child acquires the necessary foundations for future academic success. Preschool children, especially those in the pre-k stage, require special attention, and our trained educators provide just that. They use innovative lesson plans to impart math concepts, phonological awareness, and social studies in ways that resonate with young minds.

An Exclusive Education Catered to the Needs of Your Child

At The Discovery Preschools, we believe in a holistic approach. We address not just the academic but also the emotional and social well-being of young children. From free play sessions to structured learning, we cover a spectrum of activities that contribute to a child’s overall development. The hands-on learning experiences, using tools like art chalk, watercolor paint, and colored pencils, inspire creativity and foster critical thinking.

We also understand that each child is different. Therefore, our preschool and kindergarten curriculum is flexible, allowing us to cater to the specific needs and learning pace of every child. We make sure that your child’s preschool experience is nothing short of exceptional.

Conscious Discipline Commitment

Social-emotional development is a key component to our commitment to educational success. We use the principles of Conscious Discipline to promote self-confident, life-long learners. Children learn strategies to manage and express their feelings to empower them. These are strategies that may be used not only within the school, but within the greater community.

Preschool FAQ


What curriculum is taught in kindergarten?

In kindergarten, the curriculum encompasses a broad spectrum of academic and developmental areas. Key components include foundational math concepts, early literacy skills, basic science exploration, and introductory social studies. The kindergarten curriculum is also rich in hands-on activities and interactive learning experiences, ensuring that students not only grasp theoretical knowledge but also develop practical skills.

Which curriculum is best for preschool children?

The best curriculum for preschool children integrates both academic learning and personal development. It emphasizes hands-on learning experiences, fostering critical thinking, creativity, and curiosity. A robust preschool curriculum should also address the development of fine motor skills, phonological awareness, and socio-emotional growth, ensuring a well-rounded early education experience.

What do preschoolers learn?

Preschoolers delve into a world of exploration and discovery. Their learning encompasses basic math concepts, early language and literacy skills, and an introduction to the wonders of the world around them through science and nature activities. Apart from academic foundations, preschoolers learn essential life skills such as cooperation, sharing, and the basics of self-care. Activities like dramatic play, circle time, and art projects further nurture creativity and self-expression.

What should I look for in a preschool curriculum?

When evaluating a preschool curriculum, it’s crucial to look for a balanced blend of academic and developmental activities. Seek out a curriculum that emphasizes hands-on learning, interactive sessions, and promotes critical thinking. The inclusion of art, music, and physical activities is equally vital. Moreover, the curriculum should be flexible and adaptive, considering the unique learning styles and paces of each preschool child.

What academic concepts are covered in the preschool curriculum?

The preschool curriculum is comprehensive, laying the groundwork for future academic endeavors. Key concepts covered include introductory math (counting, basic operations, and patterns), foundational literacy (alphabet recognition, basic phonetics, and early reading), rudimentary science exploration (like understanding weather, plants, and animals), and simple social studies topics (such as community roles and basic geography). The curriculum also weaves in art, music, and physical education, ensuring a holistic educational experience.