The History of Discovery Point Child Development Centers
Development & Education with a Whole-Child Approach
Cliff and Diane Clark wanted to develop a child care center based on a simple truth: children thrive if they are guided in a loving and nurturing environment. Their vision was to create a preschool curriculum that cared for children as much as the children’s own parents would. Their vision came to fruition in 1988 when the first Discovery Point was founded.
Creating a child care center environment where children could learn, play, and grow in every way, their whole-child approach focused on more than intellectual growth. The Clarks wanted to help children develop emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually. Discovery Point was such a success that only two years later, a second location was opened. The year after, Discovery Point developed its franchise model.
Taking Our Child Care Philosophy All Over the Southeast
Discovery Point then expanded farther across the Southeast. We now have child care center locations in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and North Carolina – with plans to grow within these states and beyond. With a franchise model, we ensure that Discovery Point owners are never far away from their child development centers.
We believe that every child care center owner ought to be involved in the lives of their community’s children. In fact, we guarantee that the local owner of your Discovery Point will be on campus daily, ensuring the vision and mission we began in 1988, continues today.
Discovery Point founder Diane Clark passed away in October 2012, but her legacy lives on. Her lifelong passion was children’s education, with years of her personal and professional life devoted to public education. In light of her contribution to communities throughout the South, “Diane’s Devotion” was founded—a charitable initiative created to help underprivileged children.