Discovery Days Child Care, Ages 3-5

Discovery Days offers kindergarten readiness & child care for your child while you work. The program prepares children for kindergarten by integrating literacy, math, science, social studies, art, social/emotional development, and physical development throughout its curriculum activities.

Discovery Days follows the school-year calendar. We are open for "Non School Day" services on most days that school is closed.



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Who: Children who are 3- or 4-years old by September 1 of the 2021-2022 school year, and mostly toilet-trained.

When: Open 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. on school days and most non-school days from September 7, 2021 – June 9, 2022

Where: Conveniently located at our Early Childhood Centers at Centerview Elementary and the District Services Center

Flexible Scheduling: Three to five days per week, Monday through Friday. Full-day (7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) and Partial-day (9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) options are available.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack:  Breakfast and lunch are provided by SLP Schools' Nutrition Services Department on school days. When school is not in session, a bag lunch and beverage from home will be needed.  Breakfast on non school days and all afternoon snacks are provided by the Discovery Days program.

Non School Days:  Most days when school is closed, Discovery Days is still open for care. These dates are NOT part of your regular contracted care. Families must register for the dates as needed. All care on Non School Days is provided at the Centerview location. A bag lunch and beverage from home will be needed.  Breakfast on non school days and all afternoon snacks are provided by the Discovery Days program.

Discovery Days FAQ


Discovery Days registration opened March 1. Register early to avoid placement on a wait list.

Starting on or about March 8, registrations will be reviewed in the order that they were received by our online system. In order for a registration to be processed, all Community Education program balances must be paid in full. Accounts with a balance overdue will not be processed.

Our Child Care programs have a limited number of full-time and part-time spots. Upon confirmation by our registration staff that there is a spot for your child, the registration will be processed and the registration fee will be collected. Registrants will receive an email confirmation that the registration is complete.

For additional information about registration, please contact our Community Education offices at 763-600-5000 or stop by at 1415 81st Avenue NE, Spring Lake Park. Our office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.