Discovery of Learning ~ Where Community and Homeschooling Meet

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:

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Fall Registration is CLOSING SOON for both our  Costa Mesa and Yorba Linda campuses, limited spaces available, sign up today!

come-see-usBy popular demand, we are able to offer an additional info and registration meeting at our Costa Mesa location.  Join us on Wednesday, September 2nd between 4pm and 6pm, feel free to drop in at any time.  Costa Mesa location is at 3186 Pullman Ave (cross street Red Hill)

 

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Find out how our partnership with Inspire Charter will…

  • Cover our 2 Day a week Core & Electives program from 9-2:30!
  • Cover 2 electives during the 2 Day program (choose from Spanish, Lego Engineering, Art, Pilates (CM), or Yoga (YL) for grades TK-4th and History and S.T.E.A.M. for 5th-8th grade)
  • Plus receive an additional $500 to use for approved materials and services, including our registration fee!
  • And provide you the support of our on-site Educational Specialist
  • Just ask us how to get registered with Inspire or click here to get started, but hurry deadline is August 31st.

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Working Families Who Homeschool in Orange & South County

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Discovery is launching our first monthly Parent Support Group this fall! Have a chance to meet like minded families, talk with homeschool veterans, hear from guest speakers, and share resources!  Watch for more details…Discovery of Learning is where community                                                            and homeschooling meet!
Discovery of Learning Preschool & Homeschool Programs

Serving North & South 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 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 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.

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

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