|DI uses the Fun Shine Learning Express curriculum during the academic year.
Sign language and Spanish are also introduced by the teachers with the 3, 4, and 5 year olds.
The younger toddler classes use the Carson Dellosa "Tender Time" curriculum. Younger toddlers are
beginning to develop good receptive skills, so even though they may not be able to tell you what they are
learning, we will expose them to learning experiences that will challenge them.
Ms. Lindy with "Crossing Creativity", comes each week to Discovery Island and offers a 40 minute
gymnastics/creative movement class for any 3 or 4 years olds who would like to register to participate.
New with the 2015-16 school year, Wheeles Karate will be coming to the Center to offer karate classes for
all children 3 years old and older. The class focuses on respect, fitness, coordination, discipline, balance
and other very important skills. This class is about self-control, not fighting. The children will even learn to
count in Japanese.
In addition, Whiz Kids. Inc. offer a technology class twice a month. Any 2½ - 5 year olds who wish to sign up
for this extra service.
Social development is also a very important component of preparing a child for a successful education
experience. Developing self control, independence and the ability to interact appropriately and respectfully
with other students and teachers is equally important as academic skills.
Discovery Island is blessed to be in a community which believes in its young people and supports their
education. Community guests are a regular event at Discovery Island to enhance the children's learning
experiences. We welcome on a regular basis educational visits from the Orange Beach Fire and Police
Departments, the Orange Beach Public Library, the Baldwin County Bookmobile, the Gulf State Park Nature
Center, local musicians Top Hat and Jackie, Nurse Jerrie from the Alabama Department of Health, and
various other guests.