Children’s Discovery Academy is proud to be a community partner with BearPower!

BearPower is a community-wide movement helping White Bear Lake area families eat well and be active. Since 2013, parents, schools, community organizations, local government officials, clinicians and local businesses have joined forces with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and HealthPartners to create a healthier environment for kids. We are working together so that all kids can reach their full potential.

BearPower works through partnerships, local events, and programs to make it easier for kids to eat well and be active in all the places they live, learn and play. We help kids get BearPowered every day with 5-2-1-0:

It’s up to us to make changes today so that our kids can have a better tomorrow.

How can you get BearPowered?

LANA: Learning About Nutrition Through Activities

We’ve become BearPowered by implementing the LANA (Learning About Nutrition Through Activities) curriculum in our centers. The goal of the LANA Preschool Program is to help young children learn to taste, eat and enjoy more fruits and vegetables in order to promote good health, including healthy weight and reduced risk of chronic disease.

The LANA Program helps children learn to eat more fruits and vegetables by:

  • Increasing opportunities for children to taste and eat fruits and vegetables
  • Providing opportunities for hands-on experiences with fruits and vegetables
  • Creating a supportive environment for eating fruits and vegetables
  • Providing children with role models who eat fruits and vegetables
  • Connecting classroom or child care activities with their home environment

LANA activities fall into these main program areas:

  • DAILY – Menu and Mealtime
  • WEEKLY – Tasting Activities andCooking Activities
  • MONTHLY – Theme Units
  • PERIODIC – Family Involvement Activities and Events

LANA Background PDF

MERSC Member Employees

Children’s Discovery Academy offers $1,500 off the first three years of child care for MERSC Member Employees.

To see if your company is an Organizational Member, please visit the MERSC website.

Offer valid for new enrolling families only.  Enrolling family MUST mention the MERSC offer at time of enrollment and present proof of employment at a MERSC member company.  Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.  Discount will be amortized weekly over first three years of enrollment.  Families withdrawing before completion of three years forfeit the remaining discount.  MERSC discounts are intended for employees of MERSC member companies only.

If you would like to post this discount for your company employees, click here to print the flyer.

Voted Best Day Care


wblbestof13_logosWhite Bear Lake Magazine

Thank you White Bear Lake Magazine readers for awarding us BEST DAY CARE of 2013.  With more than 650 readers casting votes, we are so thankful Children’s Discovery Academy was selected to receive such an outstanding award!

We were one of three finalists nominated for best day care 2014 & 2015.

Lillie Suburban News

Thank you to the Lillie News for honoring us with this award.  We are so thankful to the readers for voting us BEST DAY CARE of 2013 & 2014!

Nationally Accredited by NAEYC

Families rely on NAEYC Accreditation to ensure the quality of education and care provided in programs for young children.  NAEYC Accreditation is the mark of quality, helping parents find the best possible early childhood experience.  Both Children’s Discovery Academy locations, located in Little Canada and Vadnais Heights, are accredited by NAEYC.


I am very happy with this daycare

“I am Happy with Children Discovery because My Son loves it he likes the teachers there and the new friends he made. This Daycare works very good with my working schedule, I am very Happy with this Daycare. I would recommend it to all the parents.”

Claudia Munguia of Little Canada, MN
Mother of Jafet, Before & After School Program