Preschool Programs

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 2024-2025 school year for First Discoveries and for Discovery Day School is available here.

Camp Discovery 2024

Registration opens Tuesday, April 2, 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 2024-2025 school year are also encouraged to enroll in Camp Discovery. Camp Discovery has been a huge hit with students, parents, and with camp leaders, and we’re excited for our eleventh summer of camp! The parent letter and registration form are available below:

2023-2024 Parent Handbooks

Parent Handbooks for First Discoveries and Discovery Day School are available for download here.

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.


Employment Application

Teacher/Assistant Application:


Substitute Teacher Application: