Q U O T E S A N D C O M M E N T S B Y D I S C O V E R Y P A R E N T S
"As Director of Discovery Programs, we wanted to let you know just how much we love how professionally your establishment is run. We have been to a few dance and gymnastic places over the past few years for our 5 year old, and not one comes close to yours insofar as the care and attention provided to the students. Your administration and teachers should be proud! As business owners dealing with the public ourselves, we know this is a reflection of how well you lead by example.
She always tells us how great her ballet classes are with Saki. And she loves her gymnastics classes with Robert. Thank you all for loving what you do!"
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
"She had a terrible separation experience and I was so nervous. But she did great here. You guys know what you're doing!"
"Discovery's 'On My Own' program has exceeded my highest expectations! After touring many of the prestigious preschools on the upper west side, I realized that 'On My Own' 2 years olds are doing what many preschools introduce for 3 year olds! And most importantly, it is a warm nurturing environment that my daughter loves."
"We’ve visited a lot programs, but your program has the most loving teachers! Everywhere else they tell us how much the kids will know when they leave, but you talk about learning to trust yourself, feeling secure, and having fun! That’s what we want. "
"Hold on tight to all your teachers- they are wonderful!"
"My daughter is in the On My Own B class, Tues/Thurs, and yesterday she was treated to a "big sister" party. I wanted to thank everyone at Discovery for taking the time and making the effort to create what sounded like a great way to help Margot celebrate this momentous time in her life."
" Son to mom's friend...
"My two-year-old can't wait to come to "school" (On My Own)! He talks about his teachers and sings the songs he's learned one after the other – it's a regular medley at bedtime!"
"She asks me every morning, “Is today a Discovery day?” She really looks forward to it."
"He gained so much confidence this summer, and his world expanded as he learned more about being with new kids and adults. Loving camp primed him to love school, and we're so happy that these experiences are his introductions to camp and school. You all really did a fantastic job at camp."
COSTUMES & CARTWHEELS (GDAT) kids:
“It’s not like other programs – it’s a combination.”
Ballet is the most special experience for our daughter.
"When I grow up I want to be a ballerina teacher like at Discovery."
"My daughter lights up if we even mention the Discovery Programs. She cannot wait for her ballet class each week and to show us all the wonderful new things she learned."
"We have been absolutely thrilled with Discovery Programs. Lucy took the toddler art studio class for 4 weeks last summer, has been in the On-My-Own program since September and is now in a pre-ballet class. I cannot say enough good things about the teachers and staff at Discovery Programs. I have found them to be all extremely talented, creative, enthusiastic and caring."
"Our daughter was so thrilled with her ballet class. She learned the basics and she developed a sense of creativity with her movement. See you next year."
Mom re-enrolling for baby gym: Baby Gym is a great, great program!! The instructors go out of their way to make each minute a positive experience. They really make it special.
"Gym class ended last week, and I wanted to tell you again that I thought it was an exceptional class. I loved that the class was much more than just playtime. There was a real sense of skills that these just-barely-two-year-olds could be working on, and a lovely way of helping the adults in the class facilitate the process of learning. I learned skills too--like how to hold him by his belly and lower back instead of by his hands to help him balance--that have helped me work constructively with him outside of class, particularly at the playground." Thank you for providing great learning experiences for my children!
MUSIC, DANCE & STORY TIME
"We absolutely love MDS at Discovery! At 16 months, my daughter loves the instruments and songs, the movement and dance, the stories and animals, the balls and scarves and most importantly the teacher's energy, enthusiasm, and unique ability to engage every child. I attribute her love for music to MDS at Discovery. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect on-going class. Thank you Discovery for offering such a wonderful program!"
"My daughter is in the gym class. She (and I) love the teachers. Their energy and connection to the kids was so impressive."
"We had a ballet party for our 4 year old daughter Ali in April. I just wanted to let someone know that it was a fabulous party. Everyone, including the adults who don't get to see their kids dance, loved it. The kids felt so comfortable and had such a great time. I was very happy with the way everything worked out. I would love to have both my kids parties here every year. Thank you."
"This class was such a success and great training that I became enthralled with acting and musical theater ... I just had to continue."