Discovericlub Daycare & Preschool, formerly Annaview Christian Daycare & Preschool, located at 324 Wooster Rd., N. in Barberton is now under new ownership. The new owners, Nina Towne and Angela Pappas are very enthusiastic and passionate about this endeavor. They have already made many changes to the facility in regards to the programs offered for each age group, as well as many physical changes to the facility. Nina Towne is a Barberton resident with one child that attends St. Augustine School. Nina has her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from the University of Akron. Angela is a Wadsworth resident, also a graduate of the University of Akron, who chose to switch her career from practicing Law to Child Care. Angela has two young boys. The motivation behind pursuing this business for both Nina and Angela was their own children. Both ladies are very pleased at the response they have received from parents of children who were already enrolled in the Center, as well as new children who have joined Discovericlub since May 15th!
Discovericlub is currently enrolling children ages 6 weeks – 12 years for both full-time and part-time care. Our Philosophy is that young children learn through their play. The focus of their learning is on the formation of concepts about themselves and their physical and social environment. Their learning is facilitated by multi-sensory experiences, play, and language development.
Through play children explore their environment, try out various roles and problem solving strategies and test their ideas to discover relationships. They involve their senses as they touch, move, create, and develop understanding about feelings. Through interaction with adults and peers they become fascinated by the power of language as a tool for communication and understanding. They need guidance and encouragement from adults as they strive toward the development of autonomy and a positive sense of self.
Discovericlub provides a nurturing environment and activities to encourage development of language skills, math concepts, large and small muscle development, music, art, and dramatic play activities. Learning about living things, community and social, and self-help skills are also a part of this environment.
The Pre-K and Preschool curriculum will be tailored to provide the children the tools they need to move on to Kindergarden. An exciting theme based curriculum has been designed for the preschool and pre-k programs for this fall. As time draws near to find a preschool for your child, Discovericlub welcomes you to come and take a tour, meet the owners and teachers, and check out what the program has to offer.
Although the summer camp/school age program is wrapping up, Discovericlub will now provide before and after school care with transportation for children through 12 years old.
Some of our recent renovations include a new addition on our toddler room (which now makes it as spacious as our infant room), a fenced outdoor play area, a computer room, and new carpet in some areas of the center. There are many plans to continue these improvements to create an environment the children will grow in and enjoy!
Some of the highlights for each age group include:
INFANTS - An infant stimulation program for children as young as 6 weeks. (Discovericlub is working on being chosen for a specialized infant program offered only to select Centers). – Discovericlub provides formula and baby food.
TODDLERS – Imaginative activities that serve to teach the basics, stimulate curiosity and creativity, and increase independence for children 18 to 30 months old.
THE “IN BETWEENIES” - Activities that serve to help with the difficult transition between toddlerhood and preschool, with encouraging potty training techniques for the 30-36 month old child.
PRESCHOOLERS – Formal curriculum based activities that stimulate the 3-4 year old and prepare them for pre-kindergarten learning.
PRE-KINDERGARTNERS - Providing the 4-5 year olds with the tools needed to prepare for kindergarten.
SCHOOL AGE – Fun and stimulating activities for before and after school, vacations, snow days and summertime!
Discovericlub also provides a wholesome breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.
Stop in anytime for a tour of our facility! Title XX accepted.
Discovericlub would also like to welcome calls of those in need of extended care hours for their children so that we can assess the need and implement this into our program in the near future.
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324 Wooster Road North, Barberton, OH 44203 | 330.745.9122