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!
Drop In for a FREE DAY with Discovery of Learning!
Have you been wanting to try us out? Here’s your chance, bring your child to drop in for the day on either April 14th or April 19th from 9:30am to 1pm. Please pack a snack and lunch for your child and drop them off for a day of hands-on activities on either or Costa Mesa or Yorba Linda campuses. Space is limited per classroom and campus, so please RSVP right away. RSVP on Meetup or by emailing us at email@example.com
Join us for a SUMMER at DOL
Summer program FREE with Inspire Charter School, children TK-8th**
2 Days per Week from 10am-3pm
In 3 great locations!
Costa Mesa, Riverside and Yorba Linda
Corona/Riverside Campus is on it’s way!
Located at La Sierra University Church. Whether your new to homeschooling or a homeschooling veteran, join us for this wonderful information and support session. Come learn about our funded summer program and we are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year!
Monday, April 11th – 1:30-4:00pm
at Arlington Heights Sports Park (Meet at Covered Playground tables) Let the kids play while you learn more about our homeschool community!
Monday, April 18th – 6:30-8pm
at Panera Bread (3510 Tyler St, Riverside 92503)
Orange County Homeschooling 101 and Information Session!
Come learn more about your homeschooling choices in Southern California. Learn about styles of homeschooling, state regulations, homeschooling resources and funding options.
You will also learn about the many benefits of homeschooling with Discovery of Learning through Inspire Charter Schools. Learn how your family can receive close to $4000 per year with services an enrichment funds!
Thursday, April 14th – 7pm
at Inspire Charter School Office (6122 Orangethorpe
DOL is on it’s way to Northern California!
Davis/Sacramento is on it’s way, location soon to be announced, call 530.212.0723 for details.
Serving Orange & Riverside County
Contact us today to schedule a tour!
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 Homeschool Core & Electives Program and Summer Program which are designed for children 4-14 years and incorporates a variety of subjects and activities.
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