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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! That’s 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 them 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 VPK in Palm Bay and tips you can use to promote an early connection with learning, check out the posts located below:

Signs Your Child Is Ready for Preschool

As a parent, have you ever wondered, “Is my child ready for preschool?” It’s a decision many parents grapple with as their little ones reach a certain age. How can you tell if your child is ready to take this next step in their education and development? Many preschools will accept children at least two and a half years old and potty trained. Although
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Learn By Doing On Preschool Aged Field 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. At Bayside Discovery Center, we love taking our students out to explore. Family educational experiences outside their regular school environment are an excellent way for preschool-aged children to understand their community better. What Are the Advantages of Field Trips for Preschoolers? Field
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Looking for a Preschool in Palm Bay, FL?

Preschool is often a child’s first opportunity to interact with teachers and other students. This is an exciting time for everyone in your home and there are likely several factors to weigh as you consider your options. All good pre-k programs aim to help your child develop social, cognitive, and motor skills to prepare them for elementary school. But, a great preschool will also take the
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Practice New Preschool Skills Every Day

Early childhood is an exciting time for children as they learn many basic preschool skills to prepare them for the future. Preschoolers develop quickly and during this stage parents, teachers, and caregivers can help foster important developmental skills through daily activities designed to engage their young minds. There are 5 stages of development in children between birth and age 5: Physical Social Emotional Cognitive
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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Preschool Drop-Off

The preschool years are full of milestones! One of the most emotional milestones is the first day of school. For many, preschool comes early. For others, the first day comes at age 3 or 4. As a parent, the transition to preschool can be daunting. Will they be okay without you? Will they make friends? Will they eat their lunch? Separation anxiety and fear
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Preparing Your Child for Preschool and VPK

Preschool is a crucial stage in a child’s life, but it can also be a major milestone for parents. For many parents, it is the first time they are away from their child for the whole day. Occasionally this can cause worry, however, there is no need. Preschool teachers understand how to make transitions easier for both you and your child. Leading up to
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4 Questions Parents Should Ask About Preschool Programs

If you are researching preschool programs for your four-year-old child, you know that there is a wide variety of options out there. But how can you know which program is right for you? Before you begin the enrollment process, it is a good idea to visit potential preschools and interview the director or teacher. Since current restrictions prevent in-person tours Bayside Discovery Center has
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Preschool Improves Social Skills

All parents know that their child needs to develop good social skills in order to have meaningful interactions with others. However, it may surprise you to learn that according to a study by the American Journal of Public Health, a child begins developing social skills in kindergarten that will continue to help them succeed even on into adulthood. Read on to learn why developing
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Bayside Discovery Center Receives Three 2020 Hometown News Readers Choice Awards

The Hometown News Awards are especially meaningful to the Bayside Discovery Center teachers. The residents of Palm Bay vote on these awards. This year Bayside is pleased to receive three awards. In 2020 Palm Bay Readers of Hometown News voted Bayside Discover Center: Best Learning Center Best Children’s Activities Best Childcare Center This is the second year receiving Reader Choice Awards. Bayside Discovery Center
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Ways Preschools Develop Fine Motor Skills

When you send your child off to preschool, they are immediately immersed in the world of letters, numbers, science, social studies, playtime, and so much more. All of the lessons and activities not only widen preschoolers’ knowledge but also allow them to strengthen their fine motor skills. Proper development of fine motor skills during preschool improves hand-eye coordination, enabling children to use their hands
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