Discovery of Learning ~ Where Community and Homeschooling Meet

Discovery of Learning is a multi-age learning center with a child-centered, developmental, project-based, hands-on approach. We have classes to fit all ages, from preschool to junior high – all with family, community feel. You won’t find any other homeschool program like it!

Upcoming Special Events

Fall Open House:
Yorba Linda: 17145 Bastanchury Rd
(Friendship Baptist Church*)
Thursday, August 14
4:00-7:00pm

Huntington Beach: 8121 Ellis Ave
(Huntington Beach Baptist Church*)
Saturday, August 23
11:00am-4:00pm

*DOL is a secular organization and is not affiliated with either Friendship Baptist or Huntington Beach Baptist Church

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North OC Homeschoolers and/or North OC Preschool Meetup!

Financial Aid is now available for families with a deep interest in homeschooling but would otherwise be unable to participate in our Core Program! Click here for more information.

Discovery of Learning Preschool & Homeschool Programs

Serving North Orange 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 Preschool & Homeschool Center 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.

Community

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.

Consistency

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.
  • Science and History, Discovery of LearningTeachers 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.
  • Discovery of Learning Homeschool CenterLunch 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.

About Us

Discovery of Learning offers a wide variety of programs and classes to meet your needs. Our Preschool Program supports the growth of children under 6 years of age, while the Homeschool Core Program and Electives Classes are designed for children 5-14 years. Finally, our Summer Program is for a wide range of ages and incorporates a variety of subjects and activities, including weekly field trips.

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 Administration

Kristy Cronkrite, Business Development Manager, assists Amy in the administrative duties of Discovery of Learning. She also manages online registration and is our web administrator. Read more about Kristy 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.

Discovery of Learning Homeschool Center

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
Audra Savage
Tracy & Brian Farr
James & Louise Poole
Harold Manier
Lisa Woods & Family
Diann Lacey
Kari Krager & James Birmingham
Hector & Lyn Vargas
The Silva Family

One Response to Discovery of Learning ~ Where Community and Homeschooling Meet

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