Discovery of Learning is a multi-age enrichment program with a child-centered, developmental, project-based, hands-on approach. We have classes to fit all ages, from transitional kindergarten to junior high – all with family, community feel. You won’t find any other homeschool program like it!
Upcoming Events and News:
You’re Invited to come join DOL for the day on Dec. 3rd!
Want to learn more abut the Discovery of Learning Program? Well here’s your opportunity. Bring your child for a visit from 9-11:30am on Thursday, December 3rd to our Costa Mesa or Yorba Linda campuses (addresses listed below). Your child will have the opportunity to join in our individualized Language Arts and Math activities, participate in a special project and meet some new friends!
Parents will have the opportunity to learn what makes Discovery of Learning unique in the homeschool community. Learn the details of our Core & Electives Program. Also, find out how Inspire Charter School will pay the full cost of our 2 day a week program from 9am to 2:30pm.
Race to Nowhere Screenings coming in January 2016, check back for more info soon.
Tween/Teen Rose Parade Float Decorating
Thursday, November 19th at 6:30pm
We are inviting Tweens and Teens, 10-14 years old, to join us for decorating the Cal Poly Rose Parade Float on December 26, 2015 from 10am to 2pm. You must follow this Eventbrite link to register. Make sure to register for the 10-2 time frame. The time slots fill up quickly so register ASAP. Open registration on Meet Up does not guarantee spaces open on Eventbrite.
Cal Poly Rose FloatCal Poly Rose Float is an annual program which builds a rose float that is displayed on the morning of every January 1st during the Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California. California Polytechnic State Universities of San Luis Obispo and Pomona have continuously participated in the tournament of roses parade since 1949; winning the Award of Merit in their first year. As of January 1, 2015, the floats have won 55 awards. We will be decorating an adorable float…
Exciting News! Check out our Spring Session Electives!
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With a degree in Early Childhood Education and a drive to make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families, Amy McCamly created Discovery of Learning to provide a program with elements she found lacking in traditional public schools while building a community among homeschooling families.
Discovery of Learning is unlike any other traditional or homeschool program in Orange County, with two key guiding principles: Community and Consistency.
At Discovery of Learning, children come to class several days per week, giving them the opportunity to make friends. And, because life is about working with those we don’t always like, children and families learn to talk through their disagreements and problem-solve together, facilitated by teachers in a safe environment.
Because all Discovery of Learning teachers are handpicked by us, we provide a consistent method for handling disagreements, motivation, and discipline—from class to class, from the core program to electives classes, and from preschool to school age. No stickers or food as rewards or demerits for punishment here—at Discovery of Learning, teachers work closely with students to keep learning child-led, guided by their own natural motivations and interests.
Discovery of Learning’s Philosophy
Discovery of Learning’s programs are inspired by the educational philosophies of Bev Bos, Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia.
- Classes address the whole child and adapt to multiple learning styles.
- Children learn valuable problem solving and critical thinking skills when teachers and/or parents support the social and emotional development of each child.
- Learning takes place at a child’s own pace, giving students opportunities to make choices about how to approach a subject.
- Teachers provide the children with immediate feedback, working collaboratively to make changes to their work and learn from it.
- Students are able to move around the room, interact with each other on the floor, and make decisions together.
- Classes are not divided according to child age or grade level, but grouped together in grade ranges, giving children an opportunity to learn and work to the best of their ability.
- Diversity in age allows children to learn that there are multiple solutions to problems.
- Lunch and outdoor exploration time are considered an extension of the learning environment and are crucial to the child’s social, physical, and intellectual development.
- Suggestions and recommendations via “Family Feedback” Sessions are vital to the growth of the Learning Center and children participate in this interactive process.
Discovery of Learning offers a wide variety of programs and classes to meet your needs. Our Homeschool Core & Electives Program and Enrichment Day are designed for children 4-14 years, while the Summer Program is for a wide range of ages and incorporates a variety of subjects and activities.
To learn more about the range of classes we offer, please click here.
Meet Our Founder
Discovery of Learning was founded by Amy McCamly. With a passion for children and education, she wanted to create a homeschooling program that also builds a community for students and parents. Read her story here.
Meet Our Teachers*
Children of Discovery of Learning’s Homeschool Program are guided by some fantastic teachers. Read more about them here.
*Why “teacher” and not “facilitator”? At Discovery of Learning, a teacher is someone who works with children; together, the child and teacher create a learning experience that is based on the child’s own interests. Our teachers are knowledgeable in a wide variety of subjects to keep the children engaged in the learning process. They bring a passion for education and a spirit of inspiration to our learning environment.
Meet Our Administrative Team
Discovery of Learning serves the growing homeschool community. Our administrative team helps with parent enrollment and communication as well as program implementation at our multiple locations. Read more here.
Schedule a Visit
If you are interested in learning more about our program or taking a tour, please contact us to schedule a visit or observe a class; no drop-in’s please.
THANK-YOU to all of our donors who have so generously contributed to the Discovery of Learning Homeschool Center:
Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Sloan
Nnenna & James Franciamore
Damion & Lily Stein
Tracy & Brian Farr
James & Louise Poole
Lisa Woods & Family
Kari Krager & James Birmingham
Hector & Lyn Vargas
The Silva Family