“The summer program at Children’s Discovery is a great combination of fun and activities while continuing the learning experience. The frequent field trips and activities outside create a fun atmosphere and my son is excited every day to reconnect with his friends and have some fun. I really appreciate the extracurricular programs that are hosted during the day so he can take soccer and attend swimming lessons so we can focus our time at home on our family.
The best thing about the summer program is the friendships that are developed and nurtured. I know that lifelong friendships have developed at Children’s Discovery – not only for my son, but for me as well. I know I can count on the families of my son’s classmates for creating a strong network of support and to nurture his development at home or in the neighborhood. And the teachers are not only there to teach, but to support the development of great social skills like being a good friend, telling the truth, and understanding the differences that each child brings to the classroom. They are great role models for my child and let him know that he is loved and cared for by people beyond our family.
There are many choices for summer programs, but it would be very difficult to find a place where your child can learn, grow, play and be loved by the people who take care of them every day. In our house, we consider the children, teachers and families at Children’s Discovery our extended family.”
Jessica of White Bear Lake
Mother of Anton, Pre-Kindergarten Program
“The summer program at the Vadnais Heights location will be new to our family. Our son is now in the toddler room and will get the “perks” of having a summer program. Our family enjoyed what was done for the babies during the summer but knowing he will have a summer filled with activities is terrific. Actually, knowing he will be having so much fun makes me a little jealous – I want to be a kid again.
Having structure around what they are learning, even during the summer is crucial. He will continue to be a sponge for knowledge and knowing that his teachers will foster that while letting him explore summer activities can’t be bear.
I look forward to many summers of my son having fun and learning at Children’s Discovery. Thank you for caring so much for my child and making his days full of learning and fun.”
Kelly of White Bear Lake
Mother of Ethan, Toddler Program
“My wife and I have enrolled our two daughters in Children’s Discovery, since they were infants. It was the best decision that we made for our kids. They have been immersed in a learning environment that encourages the kids to learn and discover their world. We’re amazed at how much they have learned and developed socially, while at Children’s Discovery. The staff is caring and easy to talk to. Our kids know all of the staff by name, and they enjoy going to school everyday. Lots of activities and enrichment programs help to enhance the experience at Children’s Discovery too.
Our oldest attended her first summer program last year, and she really liked it. The theme was The Wild West, and she learned a lot of interesteing facts about the Wild West. It was fun talking to her about what she learned each day. The kids went on a variety of field trips last summer around the Twin Cities, plus soccer and swimming lessons are offered as well. It’s a good mix of learning and physical activity that kept our daughters stimulated to learn each day. It’s just a great place to bring your kids, and the care provided is second to none.”
Brandon of Fridley, MN
Father of Erin, Pre-Kindergarten Program and Kayla, School Age Program