Kim L, Troy, MI

We had our son in another daycare and were not happy about the educational piece of that program. We heard of Discovery through word of mouth, and decided to check it out. Meeting with Loretta and seeing the interactions of the teachers and children, there was not a second thought to moving Dylan to Discovery. Loretta is a burst of energy, and the personal attention to every child is truly amazing. Dylan stayed for Kindergarten at Discovery and it paid off. He was more than well prepared when entering the public schools from both academics and emotional/social development. Mrs. Richele keeps in close contact with parents to ensure your child is on the right path and you can feel that personal connection with the children, and the effort to help the children to become ready for the next stage of education. We take Dylan back to Discovery when he has half days and breaks from 1st grade, as well as during the summer time. When we had our second child, we couldn’t wait to move him to Discovery when he met the age requirement. It was amazing to see the difference with Nolan’s personality in the first weeks and months at Discovery. He just blossomed. Nolan started saying more words, interacting with his brother in a more positive manner, singing songs, reciting colors, numbers and the alphabet. Discovery is truly a mother’s dream. I never once had apprehension leaving my children at Discovery. I would trust all of the teachers/caregivers to come into my home and babysit. My son Nolan is attached to Loretta “Ra Ra” as he calls her, and the loving bond between Nolan and Ms. Jasmine is genuine and great to see. In short, I would strongly recommend Discovery Corner to any family. You will not be disappointed!

Ericka C., Birmingham

The school age summer program at DCA is wonderful for my two sons. They love going each day to see old and new friends. DCA provides a great balance between indoor and outdoor activities. My sons favorite activities are capture the flag and bike and ice cream day. I would highly recommend DCA. The staff is caring and conscientious, and they provide age appropriate activities for all.

Melissa W., Troy

I feel so fortunate to have my son enrolled in the Kindergarten class at DCA. My son started in their preschool program and we have been very pleased with our experience. DCA is housed in a church but it has adequate play space and classroom space. The teachers and director are extremely caring and genuinely love kids. DCA has been very flexible with my son’s schedule. They use a lot of positive reinforcement and are very patient. DCA fosters a great learning environment and we especially love the science experiments they do. The Kindergarten class size is really small and the teacher is able to do one on one reading instruction with the kids every week. My son (4.5 years old) is able to read at a third grade reading level and is starting to add two digit numbers. I have worked with him since he was little but DCA really has facilitated a love of learning, especially writing, puzzles, and building. Also, our son’s life skills and social skills have really improved since he started attending (it helps that the other children who attend DCA are generally very nice, the hostess for my son’s birthday party even told us this). Most notably, the same exact teachers have been at DCA since my son started attending in 2013. This allows all the teachers to know my son really well, his personality and sensitivities. I think that is really special.

Tim K., Troy

I am the parent of two boys, 5 and 3. My 5 year old started at DCA when he was 2 and he is now finishing Kindergarten. My 3 year old also started at DCA when he was 2 and he is now finishing “pre-pre” kindergarten. My experience with DCA as a parent has been outstanding! I could not have hoped for a better place to start my children’s education. The staff at DCA is excellent and has created a nurturing environment which is reflected in my children’s positive socials skills and interest in art, music and academics.

Shari K., Troy

We are so fortunate we discovered DCA. Our search was finally over when we found a warm, nurturing, and educational environment where children could learn and grow. Loretta, the director of the school, is an exceptional leader as well as the rest of the staff. My daughter is currently 5 years old and has been at DCA since the age of 3. My son is 3 years old and has been attending the pre-school program since 2 years of age. As a working mother, it meant so much to me to know that my children are in such wonderful hands during the day. I highly recommend DCA to all parents who are looking for an incredible program filled with art, music, creative play, Spanish, computers and more.

Beth V., Royal Oak

My twins attended DCA for part-time preschool and now summer camp. They actually REQUESTED that I send them back for the summer. I love the teachers and the Director. The staff is always cheery, organized, fun, and loving. The kids are never bored because there are so many areas in which to play and learn. I love that you can make your own schedule and pay by the week.

Maureen L., Chesterfield

Discovery Corner Academy (DCA) is phenomenal! My daughter has attended since she was 2. I recommend DCA to anyone who inquires and can speak endlessly about the positive experiences we have had there. When I was going back to work, we interviewed numerous schools, day cares, etc. trying to find that perfect fit and once we walked in, I just knew that this was it! We were immediately greeted by the Director, Loretta, who not only introduced herself to me but also to my daughter. All of the other organizations spoke to me and did not directly engage her in conversation but Loretta got down at eye level and spoke to my daughter. This is just one of many positive experiences and that was on the initial meet! On a daily basis, they do circle time, calendar, counting, letters, worksheets, art, music, computer, Spanish and of course gym, just to name a few. I always get updates on how my daughter did that day and Loretta always makes herself available to talk with me. We love it so much she will continue onto the kindergarten program. Overall, I have seen my daughter grow in intelligence, social skills, and confidence and would recommend DCA and its teachers and Director to anyone who asks.

Janice S., Rochester

My daughter has attended DCA since she was 2 years old, and now, at the age of 7, she continues to attend the summer camp program each year. I cannot speak highly enough of our experience with DCA. It is not only a warm, caring and personalized environment, but also an educational, exciting and a positive environment to develop talented and caring children. Loretta, the Director, and all of her staff are fantastic with the children, and my daughter always looks forward to seeing everyone again in the summer. I also highly recommend the kindergarten program at DCA. My daughter learned a tremendous amount during that year, was a fluent reader, and was extremely well prepared to enter elementary school in relation to her peers.

Jamie C., Birmingham

I’ve had both of my kids at Discovery Corner for 2.5 years. The staff at Discovery Corner is absolutely amazing. They are kind, thoughtful and sweet, but also firm with boundaries and structure for the kids. The director, Miss Loretta, is a dynamic and effective leader.

In addition to having a rigorous curriculum, Discovery Corner also offers convenient hours and flexible scheduling. The school is a perfect place anytime schools are cancelled for snow days or holidays, and older kids can come back for the day if schools are closed.

Discovery Corner is very competitively priced, and offer small class sizes and individual attention. This combination of cost effectiveness and quality of care makes Discovery Corner the best solution for our family.

Discovery Corner is big enough to have all the resources you would want for your child’s education, but small enough to be flexible. The staff knows each parent and each kid by name, and they have always treated my children like one of their own.

I really can’t say enough good things about Discovery Corner. After several alarming issues with in-home daycare providers, and needed special accommodations for my kids, I considered quitting my job to stay home. Miss Loretta provided me with the opportunity to feel great about leaving my kids.

I will be forever grateful to Discovery Corner for providing a safe learning environment for my kids and continuous positive support for me!

Nikole M., Troy

We visited many, many preschools. Miss Loretta was the only visit that did not rush us through our first meeting. She spoke with us for 2 hours and answered every question. She introduced us to every teacher, which no other preschool did. When I requested parent recommendations within 2 days I had phone calls and emails from 6 parents of children that attended. My oldest, now in Kindergarten, was well prepared both socially and academically for the transition. He loved his Pre-K teacher and comes back often to visit his friends. My 3 year old LOVES her school, her teachers and her friends. She never is upset at drop off and when she is off for an extended period, lets us know she is ready to go back to school again! I have daily communication with Miss Loretta and the teachers were even kind enough to come watch my daughter play soccer this fall! I highly recommend DCA and look forward to continuing my experience with them with my third child!

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What Parents Say

Discovery Corner Academy has been the best experience for our son. We drive completely out of the way to get to DCA and it's absolutely worth it. Dana W.
I believe that a good staff comes from the top, and Loretta is phenomenal. The way DCA is ran is exceptional. Our family only has one regret that is that we had found DCA earlier so that our older son could have attended. Kim W.
On the academic side, my daughter was beyond ready for Kindergarten. Teresa M.
At Discovery Corner, the teachers take personal interest in the growth and development of your child. P Bajaj
The director Ms. Loretta, along with the teachers are truly like family. Kerrie S.
The staff are phenomenal and really understand how too reach young children. Nikole C.
I love to see my kid excited everyday for going to school! Liliana S., Royal Oak
My family couldn't be more pleased with this preschool. Nicole B., Troy
This place is phenomenal! Jeff G., Ferndale
You will love them!! Jennifer G., Rochester Hills, MI

Academy Quick Info

  • Monday - Friday
    6:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • (248) 645-6448
  • 3633 W. Big Beaver
    Troy, Michigan