Discovery Tree creates a learning environment that, along with being non-violent and non-sexist, also presents and respects diversity of ethnic and cultural viewpoints. We seek to create a balance between adult directed times and independent choices and exploration. We believe that happy, healthy and confident children are successful children. Therefore, the child's social, emotional, and physical development are as important as academic learning. In addition to offering children freedom of choice, we also promote participation in group activities. We believe that children learn cooperation and positive social skills through group participation.