Daniel Island Academy

Daniel Island Academy


DIA alumn graduating from Buist Academy. Sophie heading to BE. JB and Francesca headed to Academic Magnet after finishing #1 and #2 in their class. And it all began at DIA!
I would like to know if Daniel Island Academy accept foreign students. Send the answer to this email: [email protected]
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Hey there, just wanted to extend a special invite for you to join us at two farmers' markets on Daniel Island this week! We've got all your local grocery goods, raw milk, kombucha, eggs, cheese, breads, grains, etc. to cover your weekly shopping! Just look for a big, green school bus! #Farm2Bus #MobileMarket #SCProduce #HealthyFood
When is meet the teacher night/day? I haven't seen anything posted..
You guys threw a fantastic party this evening! Thank you!!! Both parents and kiddos had a blast!

Daniel Island Academy is NAEYC accredited early childhood development center serving children ages 1-5 years. www.danielislandacademy.com

Mission: Educating children ages 1- 5 as individuals who actively learn at their own pace and in their own style.

Get excited for our Summer of Discovery!

Who is excited for Summer of Discovery to start on Monday? Ms. Erica is giving you a sneak peek of all of the fun things the teachers have in store for this month's "Lowcountry Living" theme!

Remember, it's not too late to join us! Come for the week, month, or all of Summer of Discovery! Call the front desk to reserve your spot.(843) 971-5961

Summer starts @ DIA this week! Watermelon seems to be a staple for anybody during the hot season...and we can't wait for Thursday morning to come around to get some WATERMELON CHUNKS from Chef Latasha!
Fun Fact: Watermelons are both fruit & vegetable and are 92% water! You can eat it all, including the rind! Seedless ones are not genetically engineered, and are the result of hybridization. With that said, those white "seeds" you find are actually empty seed coats and perfectly safe to eat.

Reminder: No school today! We will see you on Monday, June 1st for the first day of our Summer of Discovery!

Our Summer of Discovery starts on Monday and we still have openings in our Half Day and Full Day 3's and 4's!

This month's theme is "Lowcountry Living" and we have so much FUN in store!

Join us by the week, the month, or for our whole Summer of Discovery! Please share with your friends. This is open to anyone!

Call the front desk to reserve your spot: 843.971.5961


DI Academy teacher awarded Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Teacher Award

DIA in the news!

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#ECEWins #WhatMakesDIASpecial #WeLoveOurTeachers

postandcourier.com Daniel Island Academy (DIA) has announced that staff member Erica Lear has been awarded the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Teacher Award for 2020. As one of 50 national

Here is next week's menu! Don't forget...no school Monday!

Enrollment is now open for our Summer of Discovery which runs June 1st-July 31st!

Half day and full day options are available. Sign up by the week or for the whole summer! Open to existing and new families.

Call our front desk to learn more! 843.971.5961

We are so excited to announce that our very own Erica Lear has been awarded the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Teacher Award for 2020!

As one of 50 national winners, Erica has been recognized for her valuable work, innovative thinking, and dedication to early childhood education. We are incredibly proud of her and feel so lucky that she has been apart of the DIA staff for the past 13 years.

Please join us in congratulating her below! πŸŽ‰

Fun Fact: Asparagus is really good for you. It has protein, fiber, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It’s a rich source of antioxidants and folate, which can help slow aging and keep our brains healthy.

Our Manatees visited the Community Photo Booth at Providence Church and turned into beautiful butterflies! πŸ¦‹

(If you are learning from home and need to get some fresh air, this is such a fun thing to do!)

#DIAStrong #WhatMakesDIASpecial #ECEWins #DanielIslandAcademy

Our staff enjoyed the most delicious lunch from Apple Spice - Charleston, SC, thanks to PADIA on Friday! It was so appreciated by everyone. THANK YOU PADIA!

Here is this week's menu! What do you think your kid is going to be most excited about?

We hope all of our DIA moms have had the best day! You truly are all super heroes and deserve to be celebrated.

Post photos of your Mother's Day below! We'd love to see how our DIA friends made you feel special today!

Ready to join our DIA family? Now is the time! We have several options available!

If you need full time care, we have immediate spots in our Full Day 3’s and Full Day 4’s classrooms. Join us now and attend full time until July 31st! There is even a spot in each of our Half Day 4’s and Full Day 4’s for next year, which means a new family can start now AND join us in the fall!

If you are interested in more flexible summer care, we have openings in our Summer of Discovery which runs June 1st-July 31st. Sign up by the week, or for the full summer! Both half day and full day options are available.

Call the front desk ASAP for more info! 843.971.5961

We thought our staff deserved a fun, large area to relax so we created a new "staff lounge" area - complete with a circus theme! πŸŽͺ

We have an IMMEDIATE SPOT OPEN in our full day 3's! Join us today and stay through July 31st.

We have so many fun things planned for this summer - you don't want to miss it! β˜€

Call the front desk ASAP to claim your spot! 843.971.5961

[05/01/20]   We made it to the end of our virtual learning! Thank you, thank you to our DIA parents for participating and for being flexible and positive during this whole process. And we are so proud of our little learners for being adaptable and for working so hard! We can't wait to see some of you back on Monday!

We are #DIAStrong ! β™₯️

Here is next week's menu! We are so happy to be returning to school next week!

Here's a great twist on Italian night from Chef Latasha!

Ms. Lena Sings "If You're Happy and You Know It" in Spanish!

We bet you might recognize this song that Ms. Lena is singing in Spanish! "Like" this video if you are "Happy and You Know It"! 😊

We made it to the end of virtual learning! Let's celebrate with a Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake! πŸ“πŸ“

YAY Jefferson!

Our very own Jefferson Carper, won last week's "Mystery Photo Contest" from The Daniel Island News! And guess what the photo was of? The climbing equipment on our playground!

"I used to play on the climber when I was on the baby side of the playground. I am 5 now." Jefferson told the paper. :)

Jefferson is in the Clownfish classroom at DIA with Ms. Hannah and Ms. Barnett. We are so proud of you Jefferson! Way to go!

Pretend you are on a tropical vacation with Hawaiian Chicken Sliders from Chef Latasha! 🌴

Ms. Anastasia Sings BINGO!

Ms. Anastasia (and her cute dog Lydia!) are going to first sing along to the song BINGO...

And then she will read the story! (video in comments)

We still have an opening in our full-day 2 year old classroom as soon as school re-opens on Monday! Remember that claiming this spot also ensures you a place in our full-day 3 year old class next Fall :)

As a reminder, only children with a birthday between April and August of 2017 are eligible.

If you (or someone you know!) is interested, please email Stacie at [email protected] immediately.

BLT Grilled Cheese is two of the best sandwiches combined! Anyone have any little bacon lovers? Try presenting bacon to them in a new way: in a sandwich!

World Bird Sanctuary

It's Storytime with Allison! Grab a blanket, sit back and relax as our Naturalist Allison reads the story Owl Babies to some of our very own owl babies!

πŸ₯¦ and πŸ§€ is one of the yummiest combinations! Check out Chef Latasha's Broccoli and Cheddar Chicken Casserole!

It's our last week of virtual learning! We asked our teachers to tell us what they are most looking forward to about getting back in the classroom next week and here is what they said...

(Spoiler alert: they can't wait to "see their babies"!)

#DIAStrong #WhatMakesDIASpecial

Open enrollment for DIA's Summer of Discovery starts today! Registration is accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Minimal spots are available.

We are looking forward to a fun and educational summer and would love for everyone to join us (whether you are a current DIA family or not)!

For more information and for the registration packet, please email [email protected]

We've had such a fun week learning about bugs and our Earth! πŸ¦‹ Thank you so much for your participation, DIA families!

Have a fantastic weekend and we will see you back here on Monday!

Talk about a protein-packed breakfast!

The Playful Parent

Wow this idea is really cool! This time capsule activity was created by Natalie Long -LONG Creations. She wanted to create something her kids could look back on in years to come. See drop box link for printable sheets...

Google Drive- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MaM2RBrqyDeyKFCG8impDgfuZ8a2tIZ-/view

Drop Box


#playlearngrow #kidactivities #coronatimecapsule

YUM. Pineapple Upside Down Pancake recipe from Chef Latasha! 🍍

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Videos (show all)

Get excited for our Summer of Discovery!
Ms. Lena Sings "If You're Happy and You Know It" in Spanish!
Ms. Anastasia Sings BINGO!
Body Parts in Spanish with Ms. Lina
Ms. Anastasia Reads "Little Black Bug"
Ms. Anastasia Sings About BUGS!
Ms. Karen's Line Challenge
Colors in Spanish with Ms. Lina!
Ms. Karen Shows Us How to Bowl with Cups!
Ms. Anastasia Sings About Germs!
Ms. Lina from Daniel Island Academy Reads "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" in Spanish




300 Seven Farms Dr
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 06:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 06:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 06:30 - 18:00
Thursday 06:30 - 18:00
Friday 06:30 - 18:00
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