March 2, 2021

“I have a five-year-old and a two-year-old who attend CDA. They love going to school and it is evident the teachers genuinely care for them. Teacher Casi in Pre-K is a very skilled teacher who is clearly knowledgeable about children’s development. She clearly puts a lot of effort into her curriculum and is very adept at communicating with children and parents. We have noticed an incredible jump in social maturity and independence since our daughter has transferred to the Pre-K room. Our daughter turned five late in the year so we were worried she would be a bit bored spending…

March 2, 2021

“Avery has a great time at CDA. He really enjoys his teachers and the staff is great.” Ryan from Maplewood Father of Avery, Pre-Kindergarten

March 2, 2021

“Our four-year-old Louie has learned so much this past year at CDA. We are so grateful for the fabulous teachers, and safe, caring environment of Children’s Discovery Academy. During these times of so much uncertainty, it is invaluable to our family to have such a wonderful place to bring our precious child to while we are busy at work. Can not recommend this place more highly!!” Rebecca from St. Paul Mother of Louie, Pre-Kindergarten

March 2, 2021

“We have been so happy with our experience at CDA, and the best part is that our daughter loves it too! The staff are so caring and there is great communication with them. We love the updates on Daily Connect! We also love that meals are provided, there are extracurricular options, and the vacation policy is a huge bonus. We feel like there is a great balance of having fun and playing, but also great learning activities.” Amanda from Roseville Mother of Madison, Pre-Kindergarten

March 2, 2021

“All of the teachers and staff at Children’s Discovery Vadnais Heights are AMAZING. Truly from the moment you walk in the doors to dropping off/picking up your child you will feel like you are welcomed and your child is cared for in a loving and educational setting. We have two boys enrolled currently starting from the infant room and have nothing but good things to say. Both of our boys love all of their teachers and we are amazed at how fast they are learning. The lead teachers are so good at communication and working with you and your child…

March 2, 2021

“We cannot rave enough about CDA, especially their safety and care through this pandemic. As a public health nurse, I was anxious to continue bringing my kids, but the staff quickly eased my nerves as they provided families with information, follow protocols, and have done everything they can to keep all in attendance safe. The staff are top-notch; always welcoming the kiddos in with a big smile. The classrooms are clean and full of educational (and fun!) materials, manipulatives, and toys. The extracurricular activities offered have been wonderful, providing our daughter with space to explore and try new things. We…

March 2, 2021

“I was recommended to CDA to a very close friend and it was the best word of mouth advice I have ever received. My son started right after his 4th birthday, so now in his first full year of pre-k and I have to admit I am going to cry the biggest tears when it is time to send him to kindergarten. His teachers have become family, he is loved and supported, he feels it, and as a mother-that is the best thing we could ask for. The education he is receiving is the real added bonus. My son is…

March 2, 2021

“We’ve been so pleased with CDA and their engagement with our children. Our oldest was struggling with the transition and Ms. Darci went above and beyond to ensure our child felt welcomed, included, and safe. In addition, Ms. Darci and the rest of CDA staff were incredibly communicative and supportive, keeping us updated and giving us peace of mind. We’re so happy to have joined CDA.” Nicole from Vadnais Heights Mother of Theodora, Pre-K

February 6, 2019

“My son absolutely loves it in his Pre-K classroom!! He is always excites to go to school in the morning, so much so, that sometimes doesn’t want to leave upon pick-up. All the staff and teachers are so engaged in the children’s learning and development, and they’re very welcoming and truly care about the children! The building is very well taken care of and clean. I love my daily connect app that keeps me updated with all my child is doing throughout the day!! It’s hands down the best center my child has been to and I would recommend it…

February 6, 2019

“I love the children’s Discovery in Vadnais Heights. My girls are learning a lots each day, my girls are always happy being there, the teachers are so great and caring. I am happy dropping my children off with no worries. Thanks to the great teacher’s at children’s Discovery in Vadnais Heights.” Boyennoh from St. Paul Mother of Tayelulu and Kehinde, Pre-K

February 6, 2019

“My son has been attending children’s discovery since he was 2 1/2. He started in the toddler room and has moved up through preschool and now pre-K. We have had an excellent experience with everyone from the front desk staff to teachers to kitchen staff to aids. My son has always felt comfortable in the children’s discovery environment. It has been delightful to watch him grow and develop over the years- socially, emotionally and academically. The learning that takes place in the classroom is structured yet creative. He has enjoyed enrichment programs offered as well as regular field trips. The…

February 6, 2019

“I am a live in auntie and have watched Lizzie’s development with CDA over 4 years as well as the new start of baby Evie this winter. I am also a former preschool teacher and professional nanny so have experienced many children in a variety of childcare situations, and currently a professor of anthropology. CDA does an outstanding job. Well trained, professional caregivers and teachers will care and challenge your child every step of the way while maintaining fun and excitement. Their commitment to always improving diversity and teaching the kids to be loving, thoughtful, respectful friends is remarkable. Lizzie…

February 6, 2019

“We have nothing but good things to say about Childrens discovery. Every teacher and assistant has been wonderful the past 5 years. Zach’s made some great friends and enjoys going to Pre K (most days).” Tiffany from Hugo Mother of Zachary, Pre-K

August 21, 2018

“My son Maxwell loves going to school. He loves picking out what to bring to share with his friends at school. We love to see the excitement when he goes to school. We have seen improvements with his knowledge and school since we transferred him to children’s discovery academy. We are super happy to have him with this great staff.” Keith from White Bear Lake Father of Maxwell, Pre-K  

August 21, 2018

“My kids have been at CDA since they were babies, and we get tremendous peace of mind from having them with such caring, fun teachers. Love that Darci boldly pursued sight words with the pre-k class this summer, and that epic adventures and epic friendships abound throughout the classrooms.” Stephanie from Vadnais Heights Mother of Maggie and Matt, School Age and Pre-K

August 21, 2018

“When I first toured both Children’s Discovery sights, I was so impressed! I loved walking in, seeing the colorful hallways, smiling children, and friendly teachers! They made us feel so welcome! Our pre-kindergartener started a few weeks ago, having never been in childcare before, and tells me everyday how much he loves school and his teachers. They always give me great updates and are so friendly with our family! I can tell these children are learning and thriving here at Children’s Discovery- Vadnais Heights! I would recommend to every family in the area! We are so pleased!” Sharina from Vadnais…

January 29, 2018

“Our oldest started daycare when he was almost two and we were all so nervous! Now he is 4 and our 1 year old has been in CDA since he was 3 months. We love everything about CDA, the updates, the energy, everything, but most of all the teachers! Our two have been in every room besides the kindergarten and they absolutely love it. They have learned so much!! & they are always excited to be in class. The teachers are always great about communicating and keeping us involved. I also love how small & intimate it is, everyone knows…

February 9, 2016

“My daughter Ava is currently in the pre kindergarten room. She loves going to daycare everyday! E very morning she is greeted by her teachers which are Darci and Amy. When I pick her up all the staff in the after noon are amazing. I know that she has fun there and learns because she comes home and tells me all about her day. The curriculum is also so wonderful and I can see that she is learning so much. Childrens discovery is a great place to send your kids.” Loretta from Oakdale Parent of Ava, Pre-Kindergarten

February 9, 2016

“CDA is so convienient and provides such great care for our children. Friends and family are so impressed by my description of the curriculum and offerings, our friends are often jealous they don’t live closer. Pre-K is such a fun learning environment. I know my children will be ready for Kindergarten. The Before and After care and summer program are so well planned. I know homework will get done, reading will happen and in the summer, my child won’t fall behind, but will excel and be ready for next year. My daughter loves the summer program so much she can’t…

February 9, 2016

“Our daughter has been at Children’s Discovery since 3 months of age. The care that she has received at Children’s Discovery is astounding! The teachers truly care about her well being and development. The activities that they do with the children is done in a safe manner. The staff think outside of the box and find ways to challenge our daughter. I value the exceptional care that they have provided for our child for over 4 years! I highly recommend this center to other families seeking childcare.” Maria from White Bear Lake Parent of Abby, Pre-K

February 9, 2016

“My first impression of Children’s Discovery was great. The staff there are so amazing it’s a warm and inviting environment. My daughter attends the Pre-k program at the Vadnais Heights location. She loves it there everyday she is eager to go to school. She has also learned so much from there she has come a long way and I have the wonderful teachers in that room to thank. Everyday when I pick her up she has so much to tell me about her day and what she and her friends did. I’m glad I chose to bring her to Children’s…

February 9, 2016

“We started the pre kindergarten program after moving and Children’s Discovery made the transition easy. Everyone is friendly and I love the letters of the week and the curriculum! Our son loves going to “school” and it is a great way to get him into a school environment! We are so happy!” Dana from Lino Lakes Parent of Logan, Pre-Kindergarten Program

February 9, 2016

“We moved to the area 3 years ago and were commuting downtown with our daughter. 1.5 years ago, we started looking around for closer care for our 3-year old. The tour at Children’s Discovery was amazing. Everyone was so warm and engaged. At other centers, I often feel the caregivers don’t have their hearts in it; as if it’s just a temporary job and they may happen to like kids. At CDA, many (most) of the teachers have years and years of experience; the turnover is very low. My son will have the same teachers as my daughter who is…

February 9, 2016

“Children’s Discovery of Vadnais Heights has been a HUGE part of our life since my daughter has been about 2 years old, who is now 4 years old and soon transferring to Children’s Discovery Little Canada for before and after school care for Kindergarten very soon! I am very excited to have made the decision of her staying within the center because not only are the employees so friendly and always so welcoming and understanding, but the education that is being provided makes me feel so much more comfortable knowing that while I am at work, I know my daughter…

February 2, 2015

“My husband and I really appreciate the compassion and caring towards our daughter. My Haylee has been in Pre-K for over a year and i love how i can easily communicate with her teacher and how she takes the time to make Haylee feel special.” Schaundra from White Bear Lake Mother of Haylee, Pre-Kindergarten Program