Discovery Preschool at the Richland Early Learning Center
Built in partnership with the Richland School District, our Discovery Preschool at the Richland Early Learning Center provides families with a safe and loving environment for their children. Designed specifically to serve families who have children attending the Early Learning Center, our preschool provides additional programming and support throughout the day.
Through our thoughtfully planned curriculum, youth ages 3 - 6 years old will discover and explore their world through play as they prepare for kindergarten.
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A Consistent & Proven Approach To Learning
Forming positive daily habits and setting educational goals help us create a positive and safe environment where youth can learn and grow. Our daily schedule is carefully crafted to maximize structured learning opportunities while giving youth time to develop friendships and uncover their talents.
DAILY SCHEDULEMonday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Free Choice Activities
Gross Motor Activities
Small Group Activities
Nap / Rest
Afternoon Snack (provided)
Free Choice Activities
We believe children learn best through meaningful play. Our play-based, child-centered program develops physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, and self-help skills while encouraging curiosity, discovery, and problem-solving.
We encourage youth to develop positive habits, attitudes, behaviors by learning from adults who engage and stimulate intellectual curiosity. Our curriculum is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Weekly lesson plans are developed to give youth a balanced experience in four areas of development:
Social & Emotional
- Receptive & expressive language
- Social relationships
- Small & large group work
- Identify feelings
- Experience pride & confidence
- Develop independence & self-control
Approach to Learning
- Initiative & curiosity
- Persistence & Attentiveness
- Reasoning & problem solving
- Gross & fine motor skills
- Health knowledge & practice
- Music & movement
- Book appreciation
- Alphabet knowledge & phonological awareness
- Early writing
- Number concepts & quantities
- Shapes, patterns & colors
Meet our Preschool Teachers
Becky VonieSite Coordinator
Misti RoachLead Teacher
Jannet LamasAssistant Teacher
Teresa FranceAssistant Teacher
Patricia HenryAssistant Teacher
With more than 40 years of collective experience working with youth, the Preschool team at our Richland Early Learning Center truly understands how to build positive and meaningful relationships with children, as they guide them through their Preschool journey.
*All Preschool Staff hold the appropriate Early Childhood Education required by the State of Washington in the Foundational Quality Standards for Early Learning Programs. Preschool Staff must also complete 30 hours of training before they start working. Each year, staff must also complete 10 additional hours of training related to child development, program administration, safety or disaster preparedness, and cultural awareness.
In accordance with the Washington State Administrative Codes, our programs are staffed at a 1:10 ratio.
|3-6 years (Full Day)||$235|
|3-6 years (Half Day)||$118|
• Children must be potty trained
• We accept DSHS (DSHS Provider # 187310)
• Scholarships applications are available
• Annual registration fee of $50 per child or $75 per family
Discounts provided for:
• Parents/Guardian employed by Richland & Pasco School Districts
• Multiple Children enrolled in Boys & Girls Club programs
• Military Personnel
What Parents are Saying About our Preschool
This program has been fundamental to our child and myself as a parent. It brings more than child care but awareness of my child's growth. It's professional with their requirements needed and their amazing updates I receive from them. I am comfortably satisfied with the trust that's been grown. My daughter is happy and so I'm I because she loves going to the after school program.Richland ELC Preschool Parent
We love our ELC boys and girls club! My kiddos feel safe, and cared for everyday they are there! It’s really nice to have that sense of security when dropping them off that your children are enjoyed and not just simply tolerated! They’re learning and growing and thriving everyday they get to attend!Richland ELC Preschool Parent
I cannot thank the Boys & Girls Club enough for the impact that they've made in my daughter's life. She went from being delayed and struggling with social skills, to coming home singing her ABCs and can't stop talking about her friends. My daughter has done a 180 in a good way, and a lot of that is owed to the amazing teachers in the program.Richland ELC Preschool Parent