- Children in the Turtle class must be two years old by September 1 of the current school year.
- The maximum group-size for this classroom is 12 children per day.
- One teacher and two teacher aides work in this classroom.
- Children can be registered for two days (M/W or T/Th) or four days (M-Th).
- Class runs from 9:00am-11:30am, September through May.
Meet the Turtle Staff:
Miss Rachel, Teacher
I am the teacher in the 2 year old Turtle class. This is my second year working at Derry Discovery Days. I am married and have 2 children, ages 8 and 4. My children have attended DDD for 7 years. In my free time, I love going to the pool and Hersheypark with my family, going on walks, shopping, going out to try new restaurants and reading all kinds of books. I graduated from Mansfield University in 2001 with a B.S in a psychology and went on to be a case worker for children in foster care. After staying home with my children for several years, I knew going to teach preschool would be a wonderful fit for me. I truly love coming to work with the kids and interacting with them everyday.
Miss Staci, Teacher Aide
I am from Southern California and have enjoyed being a stay at home mom to my three boys for the last 12 years. I have a Bachelors' in business and spent several years in human resources, but feel my true calling is in teaching. I have spent many years volunteering in my children's schools, church and sports events. I fell in love with Derry Discovery Days Preschool and when my son spent a year there, it felt like home. I am so blessed to help Miss Rachel in our Turtle class.
Miss Rachel, Teacher Aide
My children attended DDD preschool from the Turtle to the Butterfly class. My son is now in second grade and my daughter is in kindergarten. I am married and live on a ten-acre farmette with a few chickens, ducks and a dog. Prior to deciding to stay at home with my children and watch others, I worked as a nurse. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, shopping, drinking coffee, and most of all, spending time with my family. I love Derry Discovery Days and am so happy to be a part of this great preschool.
9:00am Welcome & Free play
9:20am Circle time
9:35am Arts & crafts, free play and table activities
10:00am Snack and prayer
10:30am Gross motor play in the gym
11:00am Circle time and music
Chapel time occurs once per month in the Sanctuary and is led by members of the Derry Church staff.
2018-19 Fees & Tuition
$45 nonrefundable registration fee ($25 for each additional sibling
$120/month per child for 2 classes/week
$240/month per child for 4 classes/week