A.E. Finley YMCA Discovery Kids Preschool emphasizes a hands-on learning curriculum, motor skill development, creativity and more. We provide a safe, nurturing opportunity for your preschooler to gain self-confidence and learn life skills such as making friends, exhibiting good sportsmanship and respecting others.
We base our lesson plans on The Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies Inc. We provide a variety of games, activities and challenges. Regularly scheduled field trips and monthly swim outings (ages 3 & 4) add adventure to the program.
We utilize center-based activities to teach our eight core content areas: literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, technology, health habits and social responsibility.
Imago Dei Church
9200 Strickland Road, Raleigh
8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2019 - 2020 Dates
September 3, 2019 - May 29, 2020
15 months – 4 years (by Aug. 31, 2019)
- Creative learning
- Music & movement
- Pre-writing & writing
- Reading readiness
- Arts & crafts
Our preschool teachers are the heart of the program and know how to teach children through play. Our teachers are required to have first aid and CPR certifications, annual preschool training and classroom experience. We maintain a 1:7 (or better) staff-to-child ratio for this age group.
Registration for 2019 - 2020
Mon., Feb. 1, 2019 (Members)
Mon., Feb. 15, 2019 (Non-Members)
2019 - 2020 prices
4 years old
5 Days (M - F)
4 Days (M - Th)
2 - 3 years old
3 Days (M/W/F)
2 Days (T/Th)
15-24 Months old
1 Day (M)
1 Day (W)
1 Day (F)
Stay an extra hour and eat lunch on Tuesday and/or Wednesday.
Rides Out (Carpool) is from 1:15 - 1:30 p.m.
$213 per year (Member)
$255 per year (Participant)
$200 per year (Member)
$241 per year (Participant)
Choose from monthly drafts or payment in full. We loosely follow the WCPSS Traditional Schools calendar and base prices on the number of classroom days. T/TH/F classes meet more often than M/W/F classes.
|2018-2019 Calendar, Discovery Kids Preschool||223.17 KB|
|Discovery Kids Preschool Welcome Packet 2018-2019||503.17 KB|
|Discovery Kids Preschool Welcome Packet, 2019-2020||503.16 KB|
|2019-2020 Calendar, Discovery Kids Preschool||247.6 KB|