Discovery Days Preschool


Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. And Jesus took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. Matthew 19:13-15

  • An outreach ministry serving young children ages one through five years old 
  • Open September through May
  • Meets Monday through Thursday at Derry Church, Hershey, PA

At Derry Discovery Days preschool, we consider it a privilege to care for your children, surrounding them with God's love as they discover the world around them, make new friends, create and play. Our goal is to provide a value-based program that helps children gain positive social, emotional, intellectual and physical experiences.


Download a 2017-18 Registration Form 

Meet Kelly Mehaffie, Director and the Derry Discovery Days Board  •  Contact Kelly


Derry Discovery Days has openings in the afternoon Butterfly class for 2017-18. All other classes are full. For more information and to be added to a wait list, contact ddd@derrypres.org.
 

LADYBUG CLASS 
One year old & walking by Sept. 1
9-11:30 am Monday & Wednesday (2 days) 
9-11:30 am Tuesday & Thursday (2 days)
9-11:30 am Monday through Thursday (4 days)
 
Three years old & potty trained by Sept. 1
9-11:30 am Monday & Wednesday (2 days)
9-11:30 am Tuesday & Thursday (2 days)
9-11:30 am Monday through Thursday (4 days)
 
TURTLE CLASS 
Two years old by Sept. 1
9-11:30 am Monday & Wednesday (2 days)
9-11:30 am Tuesday & Thursday (2 days)
9-11:30 am Monday through Thursday (4 days)
Four or five years old & potty trained by Sept.1 
9-11:30 am Monday-Thursday mornings (4 days)
12:30-3 pm Monday-Thursday afternoons (4 days)
 

COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS

  • “Strengthen a parent…and you strengthen a child.” Mr. Rogers
  • Open and informed communication is essential for your child's successful development at Derry Discovery Days. We achieve this by informing parents about our routines and objectives. 
  • The staff is available to meet with parents after school hours. Appointments appreciated. 
  • Newsletters keep parents informed and updated on all events and activities.
  • Parents are welcome to observe their child's daily routine. Should parents have concerns regarding the health and safety of their child, please discuss these issues with the Discovery Days Director, Kelly Mehaffie. The staff welcomes suggestions and ideas. We truly appreciate the parental support given to the program!
  • Questions?  Contact Kelly Mehaffie, Director