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Discover Our Child Education Franchise’s Approach to Learning
When it comes to purchasing a child education franchise, how should you evaluate what differentiates one franchise from the next? One important factor to consider is the franchise’s approach to learning. After all, it’s crucial that your personal vision of quality child care aligns with that of the franchise.
If you believe that child care should be both fun and educational, then you’ll love our approach to learning at Discovery Point. Our child care centers are designed to be a space where children can express themselves creatively — and a place parents feel confident that their children are being lovingly cared for and educated. We accomplish this by maintaining an overarching philosophy for child care that integrates play with learning. The learning takes place in fun and exciting ways while prioritizing children’s safety as well as their individual needs.
How Our Child Education Franchise Makes Learning Fun
Today’s parents understand the importance of encouraging children to think creatively while following their natural curiosity. They know that providing children with time for free play is key to laying a solid foundation for educational success. In fact, play is so crucial for child development that it has even been deemed by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child.
Of course, children also need instruction and inspiration in order to gain a better understanding of the world around them. We’re proud to have found a balance between learning and play that enables children to strengthen their critical thinking and problem solving skills while being engaged in fun activities. The following are just a few of the ways that Discovery Point maintains a fun, play-based approach to learning.
Our Creative Environment
We offer an environment that inspires creativity and provides children with the tools they need to express themselves. For example, we incorporate music, dance, and art into our lesson plans, revealing novel forms of creative expression to young learners and challenging them to use their imaginations. We’ve even designed our classrooms as “interest areas” focusing on different topics in order to help children think outside the box.
Our Inspiring Curriculum
Fun and creativity are such an integral part of the Discovery Point approach to learning. We utilize the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum® from Teaching Strategies . We also have our proprietary literature and language-based Discovery Point Connections® curriculum. By combining a focus on creativity and free play with proven methods in early childhood development, our curriculum inspires children to develop a lifelong love of learning.
A Safe Space Where Children Feel at Home
In order for children to truly feel free to explore and discover new ideas, they need to feel safe and secure. That’s why we make our students’ security our number one priority. Our child care centers have a single secured entrance as well as rigorous visitor ID screening to ensure that our young learners are safe at all times.
In addition, we’ve designed our facilities with bright, open floor plans to allow for plenty of visibility and offer age-separate play areas where children can feel comfortable creating their own imaginary worlds. We strive to make our child care centers feel like a second home so that our students are always looking forward to another day of fun and learning at Discovery Point.
A Whole-Child Philosophy of Care
We don’t stop at encouraging free play and promoting early childhood development. Our approach to learning is based on a whole-child philosophy of care. We maintain low student-teacher ratios to ensure that each and every one of our young learners has the individualized, attentive support that they need to grow into confident and creative thinkers. Plus, our staff members are trained in Early Childhood Education and provide care that is intellectually stimulating and creatively challenging.
At Discovery Point, we even consider how small details can make a huge impact on a child’s attitude towards learning. For example, we offer nutritious meals and snacks from our kitchen to help children maintain balanced energy levels throughout the day, fueling their minds and their bodies. And of course, we make physical movement and activity a major part of our lesson plans to promote our students’ physical health and mental well-being.
From 1988 to today, Discovery Point has maintained an approach to learning that focuses on the whole child and encourages the development of creative, independent thinkers. If you’re looking for an educational child care franchise that combines learning with play and makes every day feel like a new discovery, you’ve come to the right place.
Give Discovery Point a call today at 770-623-1140 to learn more about our child education franchise opportunities.