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Discovery
Kids

About Discovery Kids

  
Mission Statement
Discovery Kids is dedicated to providing child care in a positive environment to encourage healthy growth and development in children.

Discovery Kids primary purpose is to:
  ~provide a structured, safe environment;
  ~provide a caring, supportive environment for children to learn and play;
  ~provide opportunities for healthy social and emotional development;
  ~encourage independence and self-worth; and
  ~offer a free-choice atmosphere of educational and recreational activities.
  

Our Programs

6 Weeks - 12 Months Infant Class

  
During the early years infants are learning to trust their world, actively explore their environment, and do things for themselves.  Staff show respect for children and interact with them in caring ways.  An infant lesson plan is developed each week for the classroom and individual activities are planned for every child.  These activities center on daily routines: morning and evening transitions, diapering, feeding, eating, and napping.  Staff also introduce infants to a variety of experiences; including art, outdoor/gym time (large motor), playing with toys, infant sign, looking at books (pre-reading), singing songs (musical), exploring water play (sensory), and more. 

2 -3 Year Old  Tikes Class

We call our 2 year-olds the Tikes because it means “small child”.   This age is often looked at as one of the most difficult ages, but that is not our approach.  We look at this stage as a natural transition from toddler to preschooler.  They are just a “small child” eager to learn and explore new boundaries.  We embrace the messy exploration, their search for independence, and the exciting wonder of the world this age has to offer.  Our curriculum balances and meets the individual needs of each child through investigating the world around them, growing their communication skills, and expanding their imagination through play.

12 Months - 24 Months Toddler Class

  For toddlers, staff plan a variety of fun activities to help them solve, predict, plan, share, cooperate, empathize, and understand how to get along with their world.  Again, the focus is on maximizing play and learning experiences in daily routines.  In the weekly lesson plan, staff incorporate art (fine motor), outdoor/gym time (large motor), stories and reading, songs, sand and water play (sensory), food projects, creative movement, imitating, and pretending.  Staff promote positive self-esteem and self-help skills.  

3-4 Year Old Preschool Class

Your preschooler is full of energy, excited to learn and explore, and so are we!  Our staff work hard to provide a safe, loving environment for your child to conquer new challenges, build a secure self-image, and simply enjoy the world!   They will learn their ABC’s and 123’s through hands-on experiences; jump in our personal bounce house; and build secure, loving relationships with their peers.

School Age Classroom 

Discovery Kids recognizes the growing physical, intellectual, and social competence of the increasingly independent school-age child. Eager to achieve socially and academically while expanding their knowledge of the world, 6- to 12-year olds seek new challenges, close friendships, and increasing responsibilities.

Our programs offer enriching learning opportunities in a fun environment for maturing school-age children. This includes before-school and after-school care, back-up or emergency care for school holidays and closings, and full time summer care for children up to age 12 or 5th Grade.

Meet our staff

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    Robyn Dehne
    Director
    Robyn started working with Discovery Kids in 2014. She has 2 kids of her own. Her passion is education and children.
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    Reena Ollendick
    Lead Teacher
    Reena started at Discovery Kids in 2015. She was born and raised in Benson. She has 4 kids of her own. . Her passion is 3 and 4 year old education.
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    Sonja Schwiderski
    Teacher
    Sonja started working with Discovery Kids in 2016. She has 2 kids of her own. Her passion is School Age Children.
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    Theresa Hanson
    Teacher
    Theresa started working with Discovery Kids in 2016. She has 4 kids and 3 grandchildren. Her passion is helping infants develop to toddlers.
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    Katrina Ebert
    Teacher
    Katrina started working with Discovery Kids in 2017. She has 3 children of her own. Her passion is teaching toddlers ABC's and 123's.