A Qualified Early Childhood Education Center

The basis of our program at Discovery Daycare & Preschool is developmental learning that promotes all aspects of a child’s growth: spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical, in a safe, loving environment.

Our experienced faculty addresses every developmental domain throughout the course of the day. Daily and weekly activities and curriculum objectives are designed to enhance children’s skills and encourage skill development in each domain through directed activity, exploration, interaction, and self-expression.

Scheduling is Flexible! We are open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm – all year. Our program accommodates what you want for your child. Full time school-length day to 3:00 or long day to 5:30; part time schedules such as mornings only or select days- all are available.

Director: Karen Schlemmer
Hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Phone: 203-931-7750
Location: 225 Meloy Road, West Haven, CT 06516

CT License No. 15890 a Care 4 Kids Provider

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Your school has been wonderful to us all, especially Brees. He has learned sooo much at Discovery and made soooo many friends. I thank you for treating us with so much respect and kindness.



In the Morning

Each morning we have a meeting time; we work on our special letters, sounds, and numbers; we do a variety of developmental activities ; and we have learning centers for children to develop their ideas and play.

Daily Snack

We have snack every morning around 9:30. Children are asked to bring their own healthy snacks and drinks each day. We will have snack every day, even during half days and delayed openings (due to bad weather). If your child does not finish their snack, we will have them wrap up the remainder of the snack and send it home to you. This way you will know how much your child ate that day.


We eat lunch at 12:00 in our classrooms.Please send everything your child needs for their lunch in its own container or lunch bag, labeled with the child’s name. Again, we will have the children wrap up anything they do not finish to take home.

Quiet Rest Time

Each day, the children will have rest time in the afternoon. After lunch, we will read a story, have bathroom breaks and then have rest time. Rest time is usually from 12:30 until 2:30. The children can rest with their pillow, blanket and a stuffed animal, if they would like. They will be resting on cots in different areas around the classroom. While they are lying down quietly, soft music or a story on tape will be playing, and the lights will be turned off. Usually most children will fall asleep during this time. After rest time, the children will put their rest things back into their cubbies. Their rest things will stay at school in their cubbies. We will send their items home to be laundered and sent back on a periodic basis. If your child has a blanket or stuffed animal that they cannot be without, it can be brought home every day and brought back the next day.


Children are encouraged to wear comfortable and washable play clothes. Footwear should be sneakers or shoes that enable safe running and play.


Use the links below to download the required forms to register.

We are very grateful for all the great attention our son received at Discovery Preschool. It is a wonderful environment with excellent, caring staff! Thank you so much!


Contact Us

Director: Karen Schlemmer
Hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Phone: 203-931-7750
Location: 225 Meloy Road, West Haven, CT 06516