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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:

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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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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