World of Discovery is a full-day, year-round program for children 18 months to 12 years.  

Our purpose is to provide the best possible early learning experiences for children and to act as a family support system.

We have a strong, positive image of the child as an active discoverer and inventor who constructs knowledge from experiences with his or her environment.

Our educational focus is not on what children need to know, but on what they have the right to explore and learn.  We believe in rights of the child and that it is our work to provide the environment in which they can flourish, learn, and grow.


Below are details on the organization of our school year, meetings and events.

September 6, 2021

Labor Day

October 11, 2021

Columbus Day

November 11, 2021

Veteran’s Day

November 25, 2021


November 26, 2021

Center Closed

December 24, 2021

Christmas Day Observed

December 31, 2021

New Year’s Observed

January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 21, 2021

President’s Day

April 18, 2022

Easter Monday

May 30, 2022

Memorial Day

June 20, 2022

Juneteenth Observed

July 4, 2022

Independence Day


Tuition covers the provision of childcare and educational experiences as set forth in the School’s Curriculum, as well as breakfast and snacks.

Parents must pull-up and/or wipes for young children not yet toilet trained.

Tuition & Fees

Registration Fee: $50 per family (new enrollees only)

Please call for tuition rates


Our goal is to provide a variety of healthy foods in our breakfast, and afternoon snack.  We try to minimize sugar and maximize servings of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Whole (Toddler I’s) or 2% (Toddler II’s and Preschool) cow’s milk, water, or juice is provided with meals.  Meals are served family-style in the classrooms.  This model helps children learn how to serve themselves and each other, develop fine motor skills, experiment with portions, and make meal-time fun.


World of Discovery is a nut-free school. All our meals and snacks are prepared free of nuts. Any foods brought to the school must be nut-free. Should you have any questions or concerns about food allergies, please notify us.


National Association for the Education of Young Children


NAEYC’s mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources

Zero To Three


Zero to Three is a national nonprofit charitable organization whose aim is to strengthen and support families, practitioners, and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers. The brain development section offers information for parents, early childhood providers, pediatricians, and others with a direct interest in children’s brain development.

Center on the Developing Child   


This Harvard University center translates and applies research about child development to help improve life outcomes for children worldwide. The Center is known for its National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, which communicates scientific information about child development and the brain

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics   


This site contains information on nutrition and healthy eating, including specific information on child nutrition and mealtimes and links to MyPlate. About Marcus Autism Center



Developed by pediatric medical specialists, this site offers information on child health to children, parents, and medical professionals. The parenting sections offer information about specific illnesses and parent support groups. The site also includes a section for children.

MELDS: The MARYLAND Early Learning Development Standards


The purpose of the MELDS is to promote quality learning experiences for children and address the question, “What should children from birth to age five know and be able to do?” They are a set of appropriate, attainable standards for Maryland’s youngest learners and are designed to be flexible enough to support children’s individual rates of development, approaches to learning, and cultural context.


Infants and Toddlers (Birth – Three)

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Preschool (3 – 5) 

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