Little Discoveries Learning Center provides a quality child care experience in a comfortable, familiar, home-like setting. Our program reflects the belief that learning takes place primarily through exploratory activities and discovery. The amount of adult guidance varies with each activity, as it is our belief that a good program offers both directed and non-directed experiences, encouraging your child to plan and think about their actions.

Each room provides a child-centered environment with a wide range of materials and developmentally appropriate activities, which allow your child to create, manipulate, explore, and discover according to their particular and unique interests. Each child is valued and recognized as a unique individual with a large capacity for growth and development. Through both group and individual activities, your child is encouraged to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically at their own pace.

 

The atmosphere at Little Discoveries Learning Center is relaxed and casual geared towards the interests and needs of your child, allowing them the freedom to be one’s self and develop as a unique individual. We take into consideration your child’s differences and special abilities as well as your families culture and values.
 

Our Mission:

Our mission for our center is to provide a safe, stimulating, and caring environment for children ages six weeks to eight years old. Our focus is to provide an encouraging educational experience, promoting social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Committed to the families we serve, we strive to give parents complete peace of mind, while being seen as a shining example of what a quality childcare center should be. The ultimate vision we have for our facility is twofold, and rooted in both the present and the future. For the present, our goal is for parents to feel good about their childcare choice, and that the children are safe, engaged, educated, and smiling. And for the future, we want these children to warmly look back at their experience with us, and see it as a cherished part of their childhood!

Hours of Operation

We are open Monday through Friday 6:30AM - 6:00PM. 

We are closed the following Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We will be closed for 2 Staff In-Service Days per annual year.

Our Staff
Our staff complete a Background Study, Finger Printing, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome, Abusive Head Trauma and a Complete Center Orientation before their first day of employment. 
First Aid & CPR – All staff are required to have first aid and CPR.Continuing Education – To maintain employment, teachers, assistant teachers and aides are required to complete annual in service training relative to the program. We require on-going training for our staff through state courses, in-house training/videos, and other certified professional courses in the early childhood field. Education Backgrounds – Our teachers are qualified with various degrees in the fields of Elementary Education, Early Childhood Development, Pre-primary, Child Development Associates, on-the-job training and years of experience.

Staff-Child Ratios for Minnesota

       Group                                    Ages                                    Ratio

  • Infant                                   6 weeks-15 Months                                        1:4

  • Toddler                                16 Months-32 Months                                    1:7

  • Preschool                            33 Months - 1st Day of Kindergarten            1:10

  • School-Age                          Kindergarten & Older                                   1:15

Please contact us if you are interested in setting up a tour or for learning more about our program!

 

For a copy of our Parent Handbook, please email us at director@littlediscoveriesmhd.com.

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