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 2019-2020 school year is available for First Discoveries and for Discovery Day School. Parents can download the documents and fill out the forms at the end of the handbook (for both First Discoveries students and Discovery Day School students). Click here to access all of the enrollment information.

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 is 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 Discoveries 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.

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Camp Discovery 2019

Registration is now open for Camp Discovery, a day camp for children who have completed a three- or four-year old preschool or kindergarten. Camp Discovery has been a huge hit with students, parents and with camp leaders. The teachers and I are excited to begin a sixth summer of Camp Discovery, following two summers off during church construction!

 While Camp Discovery will be open to the community if space allows, first priority and a discounted price are offered to current Discovery Day School students and graduates and to students enrolled in DDS for August 2019 as well as to OUUMC member families who register by noon on Wednesday, May 1. After May 1, registration will be open to the community and priority status and pricing will no longer apply.