We love CDA!

“The minute my daughter wakes up, she is so excited to go! Lauri, her toddler teacher is absolutely phenomenal! Lauri is always setting up the classroom in the morning, with different stuff to match the theme–which is so fun for the kids. She makes a detailed calendar of events and themes for the month, which helps me follow the lessons for the week. They sure keep the kids busy, and always doing activities. Daily connect is awesome–I check on my daughter throughout the day & always am sent a photo! I recommend CDA to everyone, we are so happy with the love, care and education she gets!”

Kylie from New Brighton

Parent of Marleigh, Toddler

Highly recommend CDA!!

“Our daughter has been attending CDA since she was 5 months old. She absolutely loves going here and we see that the moment we enter the infant room, her face lights up seeing all the teachers. She is learning so much here everyday, she can sign few words now! This is absolutely the best daycare in our experience. And Kristi (infant room lead class teacher) goes above and beyond to solve any issues that you might experience. She is always open for any suggestion/discussion. Also, we love to see updates/pictures on Daily connect. This is truly our daughters second home and we couldn’t be more thankful to all of the staff for creating such a loving, safe, fun-filled educational place for our daughter.”

Soma from Roseville

Parent of Soha, Infant

Makes my child’s day so much brighter

“My family and I, absolutely love Childrens Discovery Academy! My son used to go to another care center and he would cry and scream and hide in the corner! He would refuse to go to his classroom and start crying as soon as he realized where we were going. Now, he gets excited! He runs to his classroom, he gives me a kiss, says goodbye and runs to play with his friends! I have never been so relieved to bring him to school and he enjoys it, its such a wonderful feeling. He also enjoys their healthy meals and loves their gym and outside playground! I love that he has started to speak and come out of his shell. He used to be such a quiet boy and barely spoke. Now he talks, sings and counts and loves to make jokes with me. Thank you for making a difference in our lives CDA. It means the world to the mom who struggled to get her son to school everyday and who would walk out every day crying from hearing her son scream and cry in terror. Wishing there was more she could do. Now i don’t have that problem anymore and I am so happy my son is truly happy being at your school.”

Cristina from Little Canada

Parent of Tristan, Preschool

Amazing Infant Room

“We love the infant room ladies at CDA! They are always so welcoming and my daughter immediately puts her arms out for the teachers right when we get there. It has always been so comforting to me to never have to leave a crying baby – I know she is always in safe hands and having the time of her life. They also do an amazing job of sending multiple pictures throughout the day via daily connect, which immediately warms my heart. I definitely recommend CDA for your family.”

Pam from Vadnais Heights

Parent of Evelyn, Infant

In excellent hands

“We feel confident dropping our youngest son, Teo at Children’s Discovery Academy (CDA). They have truly been committed to a very professional and adequate care for our son. Our oldest son, Samuel also attended CDA and thrived there. Both of our kids have learned a tremendous amount while in care of CDA and were always excited in the morning when we told them it was time to go to school. As parents, we felt confident that we have made the right decision when picking CDA for our children. The staff always is polite and have all kinds of activities for the kids throughout the day in the different age group classes. Our kids had a hard time leaving the center at the end of the day as they always were involved in different activities and wanted to finish whatever they were doing, whether it was playing outside with their friends, or listening to a book that was being read to them, or being involved in a project that the class was working on, etc. The kids always had something to say that they have learned each day when we picked them up from CDA – it truly was a good feeling as a parent, which solidified our decision to keep our kids at CDA. We highly recommend the care that CDA provides and we are confident that they will do an outstanding job for your kids, as they have done so for ours.”

Cosmin from White Bear Lake

Parent of Teo, Pre-Kindergarten

Wished I had found this place sooner

“As a single mom, CDA was a great choice for education, childcare and peace of mind. The flexible hours and friendly staff made it possible for me to juggle work and parenting. I was happy about the security of the building and number of adults per child ratio. I chose CDA for my daughter because of the small class size and how closely Mrs. Peterson works with each child. I absolutely LOVED the Daily Connect App that allows me to know what my child is working on throughout the day, the photos and updates on her activities and meal/snack times. This helped me gauge my evening when picking her up since my schedule is never the exact same every day. I also really appreciated that CDA has a very diverse staff and families and children that come here. It would be amazing to see CDA expand to offer 1st Grade and beyond. After the first week of Kindergarten, my daughter was sight reading a book all on her own (this was SUPER impressive to me). My daughter is also a selective eater, so knowing that CDA offers two meals and two snacks throughout the day reassured me that she would have more opportunities and choices to eat — I really wished I had found this place sooner, I would have loved to start my daughter here much, much sooner. Thank you the the kind staff that teach and care for my daughter <3”

Chong from Saint Paul

Parent of Cherish, Kindergarten

A great start at CDA!

“Brenna started at Children’s Discovery Academy three weeks ago and it has been a flawless transition from her previous daycare center! The teachers and staff are cheerful, upbeat and have made Brenna feel special from the first time we came for a tour. We couldn’t be happier to have chosen such a nurturing and caring environment for Brenna. She is always happy and excited to go to school and loves the indoor gym. CDA is a fantastic choice for your little ones!”

Nicki from Oakdale

Parent of Brenna, Preschool

CDA- No Place Better!

“My son started at CDA once he turned two. We wanted him to get the social interaction with other children and have more of a “school-like” environment. He experienced those things and more! The first thing I noticed when we toured the facility was how clean and tidy every area was. We love the Daily Connect app to keep in touch, and all the fun activities and special events that they do throughout each month. More than anything, its the peace of mind I get knowing that the staff truly cares about my son and go out of their way to make sure he feels comfortable when I drop him off in the morning. CDA warms my heart and we wouldn’t bring our child anywhere else!”

Tiffany from Oakdale

Parent of Bobby, Toddler

Love the infant room!

Our daughter has been at Children’s Discovery for almost a year. She started as a baby and has grown into such an adventurous little toddler! The infant classroom has been a wonderful environment. They have supported her learning, growing, and development. Kristi, Adrianna, Becky, and others have all been great.

Choosing a daycare was not easy. Our child spends a good majority of her time there during the week, and we wanted to ensure that she was in a safe environment that was conducive to learning. She has gotten exactly that at Children’s Discovery. The teachers in the infant room are wonderful and supportive. Our daughter seems happy to go to school, and is happy when we pick her up. This past year has been a year of tremendous development for our daughter and I am very happy Children’s Discovery was a part of it.

CDA uses daily connect which is an excellent app where we can see what our daughter is doing throughout the day. We absolutely love it! Since we are both working, it’s nice to get updates on our daughter throughout the day. This greatly puts our minds at ease, and somewhat makes us feel involved although we are not there.” 

Rene from Maplewood

Parent of Scarlet, Infant

We love CDA

“Our little girl is learning so much in the toddler room. Lauri does an excellent job planning curriculum! I’m constantly amazed at the new words/skills/songs she brings home. I also love the focus on art, music and physical activity. She loves her teachers (especially Lauri and Pan Kou) and they clearly love her. CDA has also been instrumental in helping with successful potty training. I’ve enjoyed the conferences with Lauri and have picked up some valuable tips. I also appreciate the center’s policy regarding snow days. Some centers we toured closed when the local school district declared a snow day. This would present a major challenge for our family. I have found the staff here genuinely care about the children in their care and the families they serve. I received a congratulations from many of them personally when Maddie spilled to the class we were expecting another baby. We highly recommend CDA!”

Katie from Roseville

Parent of Maddie, Toddler