Discovery Day School is a ministry of Oxford University United Methodist Church. DDS provides a nurturing, safe environment in which children feel loved, respected and valued while they are encouraged to develop to their fullest potential socially, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Children of all faiths and nationalities are welcome.


Information about our 2022-2023 school year is available for First Discoveries and for Discovery Day School. Parents can download the documents and forms here.


2022-2023 Parent Handbooks

Parent Handbooks for First Discoveries and Discovery Day School are available to download now!



Preschool Calendar

The calendar for Discovery Day School is now available. You will find important dates and events throughout the year. Make sure to check back for new additions and updates. Click here to see the Discovery Day School calendar, or download a copy below.


First Discoveries

First Discoveries isĀ a ministry of Oxford University United Methodist Church, is designed to provide quality child care in a nurturing environment thus giving mothers and other caregivers a regular block of time to meet personal and family needs. First DiscoveriesĀ provides opportunities for toddlers and preschoolers to interact with a small group of children their own age on a regular basis and to enjoy happy learning experiences at church. Children of all nationalities and religions are accepted and welcome.

Wonderful Wednesdays

DDS offers an extended day option on specific Wednesdays throughout each semester. A limited number of spaces are available to students in our DDS three and four-year-old programs. Parents may sign up on a first come, first- served basis.


Early Bird Drop-Off

EARLY-BIRDS is a potential pilot program, the goal of which is to help Discovery Day School families who need or desire a drop-off time from 8:20-8:30 AM.

Provided enrollment is sufficient, the Early Bird program for Fall semester will begin on Monday, August 22 and run each school day through Thursday, December 8. For DDS families and teachers to know whether to plan on the Early Bird program, registrations must be turned in at Parent Orientation.

Discovery Day School will provide a cold breakfast, dry cereal or cereal bar and a fruit or yogurt. Children arrive fully dressed and ready to start school.

Early Bird Drop-off is between 8:20 and 8:30 AM under the awning on South Ninth Street. Early Bird teachers and children will go to the classroom for breakfast at 8:30 and no teachers will unload cars between 8:30 and 8:45. Early Birds arriving after 8:30 must wait in car rider line for normal drop-off which starts at 8:45.

Students enroll for the full semester; no drop-ins. No refunds or credits will be given for missed days. The semester cost, including breakfast and salary for two teachers, is $340, the equivalent of $5.00/day.

Employment Application

Teacher/Assistant Application:


Substitute Teacher Application: