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. Ashley with Gulf Coast Tumbling, along with an assistant, comes each week to Discovery Island and offers a 40 minute gymnastics class for any child 2 1/2 and older who would like to register with her and participate

Since 2015 Wheeles Karates comes each week 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.