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Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten at Discovery in Plainville, Massachusetts

Discovery Day Care at Messenger Square has specially crafted a custom curriculum to empower pre-school and pre-kindergarten students as they actively engage in learning. Through establishing a positive, encouraging, and nurturing environment our children have the opportunity to explore every corner of learning with the support and help of our professional staff.

Learn more about our Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten curriculum now.

Pre-School Objectives

  • To provide a nurturing, engaging environment in which each child can develop to his or her fullest potential.
  • To provide an atmosphere where we can meet the developmental needs of each child-socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
  • Provide opportunities for children to develop confidence and a healthy self-concept.
  • Teach problem solving, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Develop language skills in both listening and communicating.
  • Develop perceptual and motor skills by encouraging children to become active participants in their learning through their experience and exploration with many kinds of hands-on and interactive materials for fine motor and large motor development.
  • Encourage hygiene and self-help skills such as putting on and hanging up coats and proper hand-washing.
  • Encourage creativity and enjoyment through experiences with various art materials, music, building, and play.
  • Foster an excitement about school and a joy of learning.

Author of the Month

Each month we will focus on an "Author of the Month" which will expose the children to the work of various authors and illustrators, and further develop their love for books. We will read these stories during our morning and afternoon circle times.


Each week families will receive a classroom newsletter illustrating what our theme and activities will be. This newsletters will also update you on our previous week, our upcoming week, and any other important information.

To learn more about our curriculum, class activities, or to schedule a tour, call us now at 508-643-3399
Click the links below to view our Pre-School Newsletter and Pre-School Daily Schedule!

Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum Overview

The Discovery Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is based upon the Massachusetts Department of Education frameworks and the NAEYC Standards.

The curriculum frameworks guide the subject material and skills taught at each grade level in the Massachusetts Public School system. Our goal is to prepare each and every student academically, socially, and emotional for a smooth transition tot he next grade level, whether a public or private institution. The following is an overview of the Discovery Pre-Kindergarten Program.

Language Arts and Early Literacy

  • Recognizing/Identifying their Name
  • Phonics Activities
  • Word Dictionary
  • Journal Writing
  • Rhyming Words
  • Scholastic-Weekly Reader
  • Reading Stories
  • Oral Language (Show and Tell)

Writing/Fine Motor Development

  • Handwriting without Tears Program
  • Writing their name
  • Writing the Letter of the Week
  • Writing Theme Words
  • Scissor Skills
  • Sign Language


  • Calendar
  • Counting and Counting Activities
  • Patterns
  • Graphing and Charts
  • Measuring and Scales
  • Estimating
  • Early Math Concepts

Science/Social Studies

  • Science Table
  • Weather Activities and Topics
  • Seasonal Activities and Topics
  • Planting
  • Families
  • Holiday Traditions
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Positive Peer and Adult Interactions

Self-Help Development

  • Putting on and taking off jacket/coat
  • Hand Washing
  • Following given directions
  • Cleaning up after toy play/snack/lunch

Special Areas

  • Music
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Yoga
  • Creative Movement
  • Field Trips
  • Special Guests

Handwriting Without Tears

Handwriting Without Tears® is a proven success in making legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students.

HWT uses fun, entertaining, and educationally sound instructional methods to teach handwriting to all students: pre-k through cursive. The well-planned lessons require minimal preparation time. Thousands of administrators, teachers, therapists, and parents across the country have successfully implanted the program. The result truly is handwriting without tears for all!
Handwriting Program-Pre-K Class-Plainville, MA