Project Discovery in Port Jervis

Serving the Port Jervis community and surrounding region for more than two decades, Project Discovery offers a fully integrated educational program for preschoolers which includes special education services, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and counseling within an integrated educational environment for children with special needs as well as those without. Our dedicated staff include an occupational therapist, speech therapist and physical therapist. Each classroom is team-taught by New York State-certified general education and special education teachers, with experienced and certified teaching assistants that help in the implementation of the Creative Curriculum.  Program wide achievement of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) uses a proactive approach focused on teaching and acknowledging positive behavior to ensure that students are safe, kind and responsible.

We provide a full-day program each weekday from 8:45am to 2:30pm. Children attending Project Discovery receive a complete breakfast each morning and a complete lunch each afternoon, as well as a snack before they go home.

Monthly Outreach Events

Project Discovery offers a much needed Community Outreach program on a monthly basis throughout the year. Available also on a daily basis is donated bread from Shoprite, Panera Bread, and emergency food boxes to parents and families.  Families who attend the events can access fresh, frozen and canned food, clothing, and household cleaning and laundry supplies. This is accomplished through a grant from the Regional Food Bank of Orange County, Shoprite’s Partners in Caring program, and Cornell Cooperative’s Gleaning program, as well as private donations. We are proud to operate the only Community Outreach in the Easterseals organization. We further offer local agencies such as WIC, Safe Homes, Cornerstone Dental and Medical van, Bon Secours Hospital, representatives from multiple medical insurance companies, Port Jervis Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police, and the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to attend the Outreach program and offer their services. 

Our food pantry feeds over 1,000 families each month. 

For more information on student enrollment please contact Kiley Trigani at . For more information pertaining to the Outreach please contact Barbara Kuczyra at

Project Discovery
197 Jersey Avenue
Port Jervis, New York 12771

Phone: 845-858-2874
Fax: 845-858-3869

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