Our Philosophy

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smilinggirlWe believe that each child is unique and special.

We believe in focusing on the “WHOLE CHILD.”  His or her social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

We believe that a positive, loving approach is the foundation for developing high self-esteem and a rewarding learning experience.

We believe that experienced SPECIALISTS in early childhood development, who truly love children, are essential for an exceptional program.

We believe in stimulating, specially designed programs, which provide a balance and variety of group activities, individual attention and creative free time.

We believe in providing the best in facilities, teaching materials, and resources; including classrooms, infant nursery, indoor play systems, and outdoor park-like fenced activity areas.

We believe in a full spectrum of concepts and activities, from learning to play cooperatively, building friendships, sharing, taking turns, understanding respect for others, large and small muscle development, creative play, exploring the arts, music, language, and more.

We believe in providing a safe, clean, caring environment.  In turn, an overall feeling of confidence and comfort is experienced.

We are dedicated to providing the very best: “Where Discovery is Learning.”

Benefits

We have over 30 years of experience.

There is no substitute for experience. We have invested over 30 years in fine-tuning our programs guaranteeing your satisfaction. We’re here to stay!

Our Pre-Kindergarten graduates are better prepared for Kindergarten.

Our well planned academic lessons are formulated to maximize your child’s academic potential. Our Kindergarten readiness is at 100%. In fact, we guarantee your child will be ready for Kindergarten after completing our Pre-Kindergarten program.

Low turnover rate.

We’ve learned the secret to great programs are employing great teachers. Many of our teachers have been with us for 10, 20 and even 30 years.

We’re family owned.

Our owners are on site everyday. Because we are not corporately owned, we have the opportunity to be flexible and meet your family’s needs.

Our staff are highly skilled and trained.

Our long term staff is by far our greatest asset. We are careful to perform background checks on all of our staff, ensuring they meet our high standards for education and caring for young children. In addition to being highly qualified, our staff are certified in CPR and first aid. They are also trained annually in Blood Bourne Pathogens, SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Children are grouped by age.

Each age level is grouped together in its own classroom. Your child will enjoy the day playing with children and toys that are appropriate for his/her age.

Cleanliness is a priority.

We clean and disinfect our toys, bathrooms, and changing tables multiple times a day. We practice healthy hand washing with the children before every meal and after every bathroom use. Staff are careful to wash their hands before handling any food.

Our programs are very educationally focused.

Whether you have an infant, toddler, preschool, pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten or School Age child, you can rest assured knowing they will be academically stimulated throughout the day. Our educational lessons are presented in a way that is fun for children.

Parent involvement is welcomed.

Feel free to stop by or call anytime to check on your child. Each classroom has a telephone accessible so teachers may talk to parents any time of the day. We also host family-centered activities throughout the year like parties, plays and picnics.

Your child will learn to love healthy eating habits.

We employ a cook on site and a commercially equipped kitchen. We prepare home baked, balanced meals designed especially for growing minds and bodies.

You get communication from teachers.

We’ll provide you with weekly newsletters, monthly calendars, menus, daily reports, email reminders and much more to make sure you are always in the know about what your child is doing while you are away.

Convenient hours.

We understand the demands of your job and want to make sure we offer care for children during the hours most parents are working. We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 6:15 p.m.

Full-time and part-time schedules are available.

We understand every families needs for child care are different. We offer both full-time, part-time, full day and half day schedules. We also have hourly rates available.

Indoor and outdoor play areas for children.

We have large, spacious playgrounds outside for children to play & exercise on. When the weather does not allow us to go outside, we have a full gym with ample space to play.

Affordable tuition rates.

We work very diligently to keep costs as low as possible for our parents. Our prices are very comparable to other area child care centers. In many cases, our fees are actually lower than theirs.

If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll refund your money.

You won’t find many child care centers offering this guarantee. Because we are confident you’ll love our programs we will fully refund your tuition if you’re not completely satisfied during your first month with us.

 

How do you know you have made the right choice?

See what other parents have to say after enrolling in our program.

 

Still have more questions about Children’s Discovery Academy?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, emailor call us: 651-484-4931 (Little Canada Center) or 651-653-9871 (Vadnais Heights Center).

 

Come see us for yourself.

Click here to schedule your personal tour.