The Discovery Early Childhood program consists of multi-age Pre-K/K classrooms. Multi-age classrooms are wonderful places for young ones to grow and develop. The Pre-K students have the advantage of attending the same class for 2 years with the same teacher. The Kindergarten students develop into leaders for their younger classmates. By the time they enter Kindergarten the teachers already know their students so the amount the students grow in year 2 is exponentially bigger. The student to teacher ratio is 25:2, with a lead teacher and co-teacher in each classroom.
Pre-K students are eligible for enrollment at age 4. The child must be 4 years old by September 30, 2018. Our Pre-K program is the only program at Discovery that is fee based. The tuition for the year is $5,400. Monthly payments can be made through Gulf Coast Bank. Upon acceptance a $200 deposit is required to hold the seat. This payment goes towards the tuition. Our Pre-K students go to Kindergarten without entering the lottery process.
There is also an opportunity for economically disadvantaged (free and reduced lunch) families to apply to the LA 4 program at Discovery, which is tuition free. The application process and LA 4 lottery is completed entirely through Jefferson Parish; Discovery is not able to assist with this application process or accept applications for LA4. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to apply to our Pre-K program as well as the LA 4 program. Our LA 4 students go to Kindergarten without entering the lottery process. To learn more about applying to the LA 4 program, visit the Jefferson Parish Public Schools Systems pre-kindergarten website.