(2-3 years old)
Their world is opening up, so we bring a world of learning to them!
We build warm, welcoming, and supportive classrooms for children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences.
Explore the discovery preschool classroom
Take a look at how we set up our classroom for preschoolers. It’s organized for their age and stage of learning and development.
Daily classroom schedule
Kids this age thrive on routine. We use a schedule with simple pictures to show them what’s coming up next! This keeps them feeling confident about what to expect for the day and be part of the plan. We’ll talk about our day in morning circle and have lots of visual reminders everywhere.
Doing things independently
Discovery preschool is also where your child becomes more independent with things like hand-washing and potty-training. That’s why sinks, toilets, and furniture in our classrooms are all kid-size—so they can build confidence knowing they can do it all by themselves.
Inside a preschooler’s day
Our caring teachers set a daily rhythm for preschoolers that consists of group time, story time, outdoor play, meals and snacks, and naps, and most especially, lots of unstructured playtime.
Group time happens every day in each of our classrooms. In discovery preschool, children come together to learn about working as a community. Teachers will read books, sing songs, and more.
Meals and snacks
Every day, preschoolers sit down to a meal, where they eat healthy fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains—never juice or fried foods.
Most of our classes spend 20–30 minutes outside at least twice a day, weather permitting. At this age, kids are off running and exploring, using their imaginations while they do!
Our teachers will help your child build skills that get them ready for “big kid school.” Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Building brainpower and strong bodies
For our littlest preschoolers, we mix early math skills—like patterning and counting—into fun daily activities involving singing, clapping, and moving around. We also build memory and focus skills by learning each other’s names and putting toys away.
Learning to share and make friends
These are the learning-to-share years! We help them with those skills and also show them how to take turns. As they learn more about diversity, preschoolers widen their circle of friends, interact with new people, and appreciate differences.
Writing and understanding stories
At this age, children really begin to understand drawing and writing as a form of expression, so we do lots of both every day. They can also ask and answer questions about stories we read.
Creatively, preschoolers are able to explore more art mediums than before. They can paint and work with clay, play dress-up and pretend, and use music to express feelings.
Preschool classroom activities
Every day, our creative teachers guide preschoolers through fun activities that are just right for their age. Here are just a few examples!
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes! Kids learn to identify, name, and count different body parts.
Clap Your Hands
Teachers start a simple clapping pattern and ask kids to use their ears to listen and then repeat a pattern.
One Block at a Time
Kids learn about sequence and doing things one step at a time by stacking a few blocks to build a tower.
How to enroll
We’ve gathered all the resources you need to help you make a confident decision to join the KinderCare family.
- Know what to look for in a child care center and tour ours!
- Learn about our classrooms, curriculum, and tuition.
- Find a KinderCare nearby and contact the center director.