Preparing Your Child to Attend VPK

Are you worried about sending your little one off to preschool? It’s normal for both parents and children to have concerns about this big step in their lives. Taking steps to prepare your child for this new adventure can help to ease their anxiety on the first day. A preschool is a place for children to learn, play, and make friends. Once your child
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Our Favorite Brevard County Preschool Trips

Preschool children love field trips! They are an exciting chance for kids to get out of the classroom and explore the world around them. We love taking our students at Bayside Discovery Center out to explore. We also believe that family field trips are an excellent way for your preschool-aged children to understand their community better. Preschool Field Trips in Brevard County Florida  Fire
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What’s the Difference Between VPK, Preschool and Early Learning Centers?

Deciding where to start your child’s educational journey is an important step for any parent. To help make your decision a little easier, we’re going to explain the difference between Voluntary Pre-K (VPK), preschool, and early learning centers.  The Difference Between VPK and Preschool  Preschool is for children who are around 2-4 years old. In preschool, the emphasis is on playful learning. Typical activities
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What is Learning by Doing Philosophy?

Learning by doing philosophy is an experiential, hands-on approach to learning. In a preschool setting, such as at Bayside Discovery Center in Palm Bay, FL, learning by doing aims to give children exciting and memorable learning experiences by expanding beyond the classroom and traditional teaching methods. “Learning by Doing” Preschool Activities There are many activities that allow for hands-on learning. One great way to
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How VPK Encourages Independence (and Why it’s Important)

Independence is one of the most important skills that children develop during their early years. From learning to dress themselves, to learning to drive, independence is a skill that is continually built upon as a child grows. Voluntary Pre-K, or VPK, is the perfect environment to introduce your child to the concept of independence. New Experiences in VPK Encourage Independence Enrolling your child in
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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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VPK Helps Develop Lifetime Social Skills

Voluntary pre-kindergarten, or VPK, has many benefits for your growing child. One of the most important opportunities VPK offers is its ability to immerse children in an environment in which they begin developing lifetime social skills. VPK is often a big change in your child’s routine and may seem scary to them at first, but it will teach your child key social skills they
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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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