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Mission Statement

Discovery Tree Schools provide an engaging environment in which children can recognize and fulfill their potential to become thinking, caring, productive and responsible individuals in our changing world.

Discovery Tree strives to provide the best possible learning and play environments, as well as the best  out-of-home care for your child.

Voted Best in Education

Best of Citrus Heights 2011 Award

Welcome to the Discovery Tree School Web Site. We realize you are facing a very important decision, and appreciate your interest in our learning center.

Established in 1979, Discovery Tree School is well known for its progressive and developmental approach to learning. We believe that all children go through predictable stages in their physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. However, each child is an individual, and progresses through each stage at different rates, and at different ages. Our curriculum encourages this uniqueness by offering multi-age groupings, a stimulating, hands-on environment, and by allowing children to make their own choices. This playful, explorative time is balanced with a teacher-directed small group time, as well as circle time. At Discovery Tree School, we never underestimate the power of child's play!

Children need (and deserve) adults in their environment who respect their ability to create, make decisions, and function independently.

Our staff has achieved a level of education and training in Early Childhood Education that far exceeds state licensing requirements. Just as importantly, the Discovery Tree School staff shares a commitment to our developmental philosophy as well as a deep understanding of the importance of these early years. We strive to provide for every child the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills, tolerance, creativity and a strong sense of self.

Discovery Tree School has an open-door policy and welcomes all visitors. We also encourage you to bring your child with you to visit our center -- stay as long as you like!!

Alix L. Hall
Owner and Director
M.S. Child Development