Daniel Island Academy

NAEYC accredited early childhood development center serving children ages 1-5 years. www.danielislan Contact us today to enroll your child!

Enrich your child with the quality childcare services at Daniel Island Academy! Our preschool in Charleston, SC, is a staple of the community and an integral part of many childhoods. We pride ourselves on making sure the children in our care are comfortable, happy, and exploring enriching activities that prepare them for school. Our preschool is proud to be NAEYC (National Association for the Educ

Operating as usual

Photos from Daniel Island Academy's post 12/22/2022

Our three-year-old classes visited with a few ladies and gentlemen from the retirement home near us. They read holiday stories and sang some holiday songs! Thank you for helping bring joy to all around us at DIA!

Photos from Daniel Island Academy's post 12/21/2022

Photos from Daniel Island Academy's post


Did you know???

Figs are one of the oldest known fruits in the world and have been referred to as the poor man's fruit. They were one of the first plants that was cultivated by human. Fig trees can grow between 10-30 feet tall. Figs have many health benefits. They can used as an aid in digestion, treatment for chest congestion and their juice used in face mask as a tightening agent and also to help soothe bug bites. Also due to their high alkalinity, they can reduce the desire for ci******es.


Our Frog class did a fantastic job reciting a poem about reindeer making "unsafe" choices and Santa having to call the doctor.


Look at our 4-year old's reciting a holiday poem about Hanukkah! Great job Clownfish!


Our Stingray girls performing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".


Our Stingray boys performing "Dreidel Dreidel:!


Be sure to drop your unwrapped Lowcountry Orphan Relief stocking donations in the lobby tomorrow, 12/16 (include your stocking with donation(s)!

Thank you DIA family for your generosity this holiday season!

Photos from Daniel Island Academy's post 12/15/2022

Our 2's, 3's and 4's classes have all put on spectacular holiday programs this week! We are so lucky to have such holiday cheer being spread through our school! Also, thank you to our teachers and children for the hard work you all have put into your classroom performances.




Beginning tomorrow, drop a goodie in our teacher & staff stockings! 🎁❄️


Did you know??

Cucumbers are actually fruit. Cucumbers are low in calories and high in nutrients. Cucumbers are composed of 96% water, so they are great at aiding in hydration. Cucumbers may help with weight loss as they are low in calories, high water content and can be added as a topping for many foods.
They also help to lower blood sugar and may possibly help with diabetes related complications. Lastly, they are great at aiding in healthy digestion.


Did you know??

Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
The fiber and antioxidants found in sweet potatoes are helpful for optimal gut health.
Sweet potatoes offer various antioxidants, which may help protect against cancers and are high in beta-carotene, which is great for eye health, vision and immunity.
Also, purple sweet potatoes are a great way to potentially help with brain function.

Photos from Daniel Island Academy's post 11/28/2022

Beginning tomorrow, snag a stocking (or two!) from the Lowcountry Orphan Relief tree in the lobby!

Be sure to drop off all UNWRAPPED gifts to DIA by 12/16 to provide local children with basic necessities. ♥️


What's so special about ?
Adding a potato to bread boosts its nutritional profile. Potatoes provide fiber comparable to whole-wheat bread, along with zinc, iron and a healthy jolt of potassium (according to USDA).
Potato bread is known to be the BEST when making toast. It's tiny crannies enable the toast to "imbibe the butter with more freedom". YUM!
The optimum piece of toast? Consider the thickness of each slice and the temperature of your toaster. The result, "ultimate balance of external crunch and internal softness".

Photos from Daniel Island Academy's post 11/23/2022

Our teachers and staff will be enjoying the holiday with pumpkin pies and Publix gift cards, courtesy of PADIA! 🥧

Photos from Daniel Island Academy's post 11/22/2022

PADIA treated our teachers & staff to a huge snack variety today! Yum, thanks PADIA!


Did you know???

Turkeys are thought to have been named after the country. Linguists propose the early Europeans were reminded of the African Guinea Fowl, which was native to Turkey and thus the name turkey was born. Turkeys also are surprisingly quick fliers and can reach speeds up to 60 mph. They also have excellent eyesight and are able to see more than 3 times clearer than 20/20 vision. They also are able to see in color.

Photos from Daniel Island Academy's post 11/15/2022

PADIA treated our teachers to a yummy donut breakfast last week! 🍩

Thank you PADIA! We DONUT know what we would do without you either. 💗🥰


Today is the LAST DAY of our book fair! Stop by MPR during drop off/pick up to grab some new reads! 📚

It's Book Fair Time! 11/14/2022

It's Book Fair Time!

Tomorrow is the last day for the Scholastic Book Fair! Be sure to stop by at drop-off and pick-up!

It's Book Fair Time! Visit our school's homepage to get the latest Book Fair news, shop our Online Fair, and more!


Did you know???

French toast is actually thought to have originated from a Roman empire recipe called "Pan Dulcis" where bread was soaked in milk and egg then fried in oil or butter. In 1724 when Joseph French introduced the dish to America, it was meant to be called "French's Toast" but he accidently left the apostrophe and s off, therefore, french toast was born. America celebrates National French Toast Day on November 28th.

Countries each have a certain way french toast is eaten. New Zealand enjoys theirs with bacon, maple syrup, bananas and cinnamon. In Hong Kong, it is traditionally layered with peanut butter and in Scotland a piece of sausage is served between two slices and eaten as a sandwich.


Due to potential impacts of tropical storm Nicole, we will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 11, 2022.


Pick up some new books in the MPR(book fair starting Tuesday) and donate gently used ones in the lobby!


are one of the few fruits native to North America.

Fun Facts:
*They have small pockets (air seeps into) allowing them to float.
*They do NOT grow in water.
*BUT they are approximately 90% water.
*They can be used as fabric dyes.
*Health benefits include preventing UTIs, aid in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and help slow down tumor progression.
*Only about 5% are sold fresh! The rest are turned into juice, sauce, etc.

Photos from Daniel Island Academy's post 11/04/2022

Thank you everyone for coming out to the fall festival. We had an amazing turnout!! A special thank you to PADIA and all of the volunteers for your hard work! We would also like to thank all of the vendors for their generous donations for the silent auction. All auction winners will be notified this evening.

Congratulations to the raffle winners!!

The Disney trip winner is Liz Roberts.
The Florida trip winner is Katelin Haver.

Photos from Daniel Island Academy's post 11/04/2022

📣RAFFLES close at 11:30am TODAY!

VENMO -PADIA for your chance to win (noting DISNEY or RAFFLE in notes)!

Reminder, all proceeds go directly to PADIA & DIA to support our teachers and students!


Today is the LAST day of our silent auction and your LAST chance to win some incredible items!

✅Sweetgrass Spa package

✅Totality MediSpa package

✅Rounds of golf at Patriots Point/Stono Ferry

✅Multiple massage packages

✅Gift card to Halls Chophouse

Bidding closes tonight after Fall Festival so get 👏🏽 your 👏🏽 bids 👏🏽 in👏🏽 now!!


Santa Rosa Beach Raffle Item

One of our TWO Fall Festival raffles: stay in a beautiful coastal home, right in Santa Rosa Beach, FL!

We've extended the raffles through Friday at 12pm so act quickly and Venmo -PADIA (with RAFFLE in notes) for your chance to win!


Fall Festival Disney Raffle

One of our TWO Fall Festival raffles: two tickets to Disney World!

We've extended the raffles through Friday at 12pm so act quickly and Venmo -PADIA (with DISNEY in notes) for your chance to win!


PADIA treated our fa-BOO-lous teachers & staff to some spooky goodies and Starbucks gift cards! 🎃

Remember to drop a lil' something in your teacher's bag today! 👻

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DIA Flowerpots
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, join us under the big top for Teacher Appreciation Week 2022...
Virtual Book Fair
The Jellyfish class enjoying the new bridges in the courtyard!





300 Seven Farms Drive
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm

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