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 2023-2024 school year is available for First Discoveries and for Discovery Day School. Parents can download the documents and forms here.


Camp Discoveries 2023

Registration opens Monday, April 3, 2023 for Camp Discovery, a day camp for children who have completed DDS Butterflies or three- or four-year-old preschool or kindergarten. Children who are enrolled in Discovery Junior or Senior PreK for the fall are also encouraged to enroll in Camp Discovery. Camp Discovery has been a huge hit with students, parents, and with camp leaders. The teachers and I are excited to begin our tenth summer of Camp Discovery.

In order to provide our day campers with the best possible camp experiences, enrollment must be limited. Based on the expressed interest of our parents, expect the slots to fill quickly. Camp Discovery may fill before all interested  students apply. Please enroll during the early bird period for the best chance!


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 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.


Employment Application

Teacher/Assistant Application:


Substitute Teacher Application: