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VPK Palm Bay FLPreschool and VPK are proven to help children grow into lovers of learning. Having a solid and remarkable early experience with education, can foster years and years of success. But learning should be fun! Thats why we believe in a hands on approach to learning here at Bayside Discovery Center. Our Philosophy is learning by doing. If you want to learn more about our programs, check the out here. 

If you are a parent of a preschooler or VPK age child, we want to equip you with knowledge and great resources to help you continue the learning process at home.

For more on preschool and and VPK in Palm Bay and tips you can use to promote an early connection with learning, check out the posts located below:

Our Favorite Books for Preschoolers

Books are an excellent gift for preschoolers. They teach valuable life lessons and help develop language and listening skills. Reading is a fun activity for you and your preschooler that sparks their imagination and teaches them crucial lifelong skills. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite books for you to consider while doing some holiday shopping for your little one. Here are Our Favorite
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Summer Activities for Your Preschooler

Summer is here and while the routine of attending preschool has changed your child’s curiosity is likely the same. We’ve compiled a list of activities for you to introduce this summer to keep building on the momentum from the past nine months.  Take advantage of your preschooler’s hunger to learn and have fun this summer with these activities. Summer Activities for Your Preschooler Reading:
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The Importance of VPK

Registration for voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) has started in Palm Bay, FL. If your child is going to be four years old by September 1st  they are eligible to attend VPK. Many studies explain the specific ways VPK helps establish a solid educational foundation for your child. We will cover many of those reasons here, but the most important thing to know is that the
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5 Things to Know About Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

Studies prove time and again that all children benefit from the experience of early learning. In keeping with this, children of Florida residents are eligible to attend Florida’s free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program, also known as VPK. Here are five things you should know about this program. Who is Eligible? Children who turn four years old by September 1 are eligible to participate in this
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Science Everywhere! Why Brevard County, FL is a Great Place to Raise a Child

Brevard County, FL is surrounded with opportunities for children to learn about science. Your child’s pre-school curriculum should include time spent on science, but there are plenty of opportunities to explore science just outside your door. With so much focus on the importance of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education for children it’s never too early to expose your child to how
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How Pre-K Helps Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

Childhood experts say that all children can benefit from preschool programs that help them prepare for kindergarten. According to Kathleen McCartney, Ph.D., dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Parents magazine advisor, “There’s increasing evidence that children gain a lot from going to preschool.” Preparing Academically for Kindergarten The academic aspects of Pre-K help students prepare for kindergarten. Children who attend a quality
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Childhood Literacy Starts At Home

Early childhood programs are a great way to get your child started on the road to academic excellence. But simply choosing the right program for your child will not be enough to ensure they do well within it. The atmosphere you create at home for your child and how quickly you teach them to read goes a long way towards determining their attitude towards
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Top Benefits of Early Childhood Education for Your Preschooler

Early childhood education is essential for academic success in later years. There are many important benefits of early childhood education for your preschooler. The most important development in a child’s brain happens by the age of five. Studies have shown that the long-term effects of attending a quality preschool program include a reduced likelihood of repeating grades or needing special education, and ultimately greater
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5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Preschool

Many preschools will accept children if they are at least two and a half years old and potty trained. Even though your child may have reached these milestones, there are other factors to consider before making the decision to start a preschool program. Your decision should be based on whether he or she is capable of participating in a structured program based on their
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How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child

Choosing a preschool for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent for their educational future and academic success. Enrolling your child in a quality preschool program will most likely be the first time your child is introduced to a structured learning environment, and will ultimately give your child the educational foundation they need to be more
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