Exploring gardens and recording our findings is just one way that our we help connect children to nature. It is amazing how many details children notice in the garden! We learn about the life cycle of plants and insects, and we taste vegetables that we have grown ourselves!
When the children were experimenting with how to jump over bamboo, Ms. Jennifer couldn't resist getting in on the fun! It's just one of the many ways that we work hard and play hard ... all at the same time!
Learning happens everywhere! The outdoor classroom offers many opportunities for children to explore and learn. This activity, and many others, provide opportunities for teachers to truly impact children with meaningful activities everyday.
It's not just the children that are learning at First Discoveries ... our staff have opportunities to engage in continuous professional development, including attending state and national conferences and participating in engaging on-site training.
Each day presents opportunities for teamwork and collaboration! Join a school family that loves to work and play together!
First Discoveries is a family-owned and operated school with two locations: Brandon/Valrico and South Tampa. The school was established in 2008 by Cindy McConnell, who holds a masters degree in Early Childhood Education and National Board Certification.
We will provide high quality early learning programs that nurture children’s creativity and development, always seeking to meet the needs of our community and the families we serve.
We believe that:
• Children learn best in a safe, supportive environment in which they are challenged and encouraged every day.
• Partnerships with families and with the community strengthen and enrich our programs.
• Caring, committed teachers are our most important resource.
• Our programs must nurture children’s minds, bodies and spirits.
Our child development program will celebrate the wonder and excitement young children bring to each day as they explore the world around them and build relationships with others. We will nurture children’s development with experiences that inspire children to grow and learn in a Christian environment. We will create strong and lasting partnerships with families and the community, allowing our teachers to create rich learning experiences for children, because we know … A lifetime of learning begins with a child’s First Discoveries! – less