Discovery Place Preschool of Christ United Methodist Church

Fun at Discovery Place Preschool

About our Preschool

The Discovery Place Preschool program is a ministry of Christ United Methodist Church.  We teach and show God’s love to children in ways a preschooler can understand.  Our goal is to provide for each child’s emotional, social, physical, cognitive and spiritual needs in a safe and loving Christian environment.  Our program is a supportive ministry providing quality child care. We offer sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We have a morning session from 9 AM-12 PM and an afternoon session from 1 PM - 4 PM. We offer lower teacher to student ratios than most area preschools, averaging 2 teachers to about 13 students.

Our Curriculum

The curriculum is well planned and covers a variety of subjects and themes throughout the year.  We offer a play based program, which means that we believe that children learn best through play and positive interactions with their teachers and peers. We believe that play is and should be the main method from which children learn new skills and that they benefit from learning about the world as authentically as possible. The children are exposed to age appropriate social skills, muscle development, environmental awareness, academic basics that correlate with their age, and some basic Christian foundations.  Some of the daily/monthly activities the children engage in include the following: singing, playing, exercise, story-telling, manners, prayer time, chapel with Pastor Jean, art projects, language and literacy, motor skill practice, prayer time, sensory activities, social studies, science, math, and holiday celebrations.  We also include daily active outdoor activities (weather-permitting), or indoor activities in the church gym. The teachers in each classroom send out lesson plans to share with the parents what their child will be learning in their classroom.

Discovery Place Preschool is a not-for-profit ministry of Christ United Methodist Church for children 18 months through 5 years.

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $50 in order to secure a spot in our program. 
Come check out our creative activities and enthusiastic teachers! Please contact the Preschool Director, Lori DeSmet, for more information, to set up a tour, or to enroll.
About the Director
Lori DeSmet is the Director of our Discovery Place Preschool.  Lori has 10+ years of experience teaching preschool and kindergarten.  She has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Weber State University, and an Associates degree in Family and Human Studies from Salt Lake Community College.

Phone: 801-483-2715 

Enrollment Checklist

Important Preschool Dates

Print, Complete and email a Registration Form to

Or deliver the registration forms in person during school hours to:

Discovery Place Preschool
2375 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

You must contact the Preschool Director before enrolling to determine space for your child. Registration forms sent in without previous contact with the director cannot be honored.