Discovery Place Preschool of Christ United Methodist Church

Discovery Place Preschool Mission

The Discovery Place Preschool program is a ministry of Christ United Methodist Church. We strive to provide a safe, nurturing, high-quality, developmentally appropriate program for children ages 18 months through Pre-K. Our goal is to provide for each child’s emotional, social, physical, cognitive and spiritual needs in a safe and loving Christian environment.  We communicate God's love and grace to children through words and actions from the teachers and leadership staff. We endeavor to instill in each child their own capacity to show love, respect and compassion towards others. As a community, our greatest hope is that our students grow on a foundation of God’s love and basic bible principles, that they develop a love of learning with an insatiable curiosity, and build life-long friendships that begin in our program. 



Our Preschool 

Discovery Place Preschool is housed inside of Christ United Methodist Church. We first opened our doors in 1997 as Parent’s Day Out. We provided full day drop-in child care for about 18 years. We then transitioned into a half-day preschool program in 2015. We offer both morning (8:45 AM-12:15 PM) and afternoon (1 PM- 4 PM) preschool sessions. We serve children age 18 months-5 years on a traditional school year calendar. We also have a summer preschool program that serves children 18 months- 9 years of age. Our Preschool has exceptionally low teacher to student ratios. We have two teachers in six of our seven classes. This averages out to 1 teacher to 4 children in our youngest group and 1 teacher to 7 children in our 4/5 Pre-K class. Call us today to find out more information about our program.

 

Our Teachers 

It might be reassuring to know that the qualities that you value in a person to look after your child are just the kind of qualities that we value too.  Warmth, sensitivity, knowledge and understanding are the characteristics we look for and value in our teachers at Discovery Place Preschool. Our teachers LOVE to come to work. They love interacting with the children and helping them to grow and learn new concepts. Currently we have 9 teachers on our staff. Together, our current teachers have over 40 years of teaching experience just at Discovery Place Preschool! We are always looking for substitute teachers to fill in when one of our teachers is out. If you're interested in substitute teaching with us, please get in touch with us. 

 

Safety and Wellness 

Child safety is our top priority. Each of our teachers go through CPR/First Aid certification within 2 months of being hired and our teachers renew their certification every two years after their initial hire. Our teachers go through an extensive background check that includes written reference checks, as well as an online safety training course. Our school also goes through fire drills, earthquake drills and other drills on a regular basis. 

We understand that kids get sick. Children are great at sharing, and unfortunately this sometimes includes sharing illnesses. However, we do have some steps we take to minimize exposure to unwanted germs. We ask parents to keep their child home if they are showing symptoms of being ill. We clean toys and surfaces in the classroom with a bleach solution on a daily basis and we ask our students to wash their hands upon arrival and dismissal each day to help control germs as well. 

Important Dates

Click here to see the 2018-2019 calendar.

 

Parent Handbook

Click here to read our Parent Handbook. Our parent handbook provides information on tuition rates, hours of operation, school holidays, child guidance, emergency evacuation information, birthday celebrations, our curriculum and much more.

 Enrollment Application

Click here to print our enrollment application. Please give our director a call at (801) 483-2715 to determine if space is available prior to filling out the application.

Contact Information:

Discovery Place Preschool

2375 East 3300 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Phone: 801-483-2715 

E-mail: discpreschool@gmail.com

  

Let all that you do be done in love. – 1 Corinthians 16:14

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