Discovery Days Child Care, Ages 3-5

Health & Safety Measures

To keep our students, their families, and staff safe and healthy,  we will be following Health and Safety Guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health. Our programming will follow all Spring Lake Park Schools Health & Safety Measures.  Please visit our FAQ for specifics related to childcare. As required by MDH for Certified Centers, our staff are operating under the guidance of a Covid-19 Preparedness Plan that protects children, families, staff and community. Parents who would like to review the plan should ask staff for a copy.

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.

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 Program Rates:

  • Five days a week: 
    • Full Day (7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.): $250 per week
    • Partial Day (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.): $225 per week
  • Three or Four Days a Week:
    • Full Day (7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.): $63 per day
    • Partial Day (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.): $58 per day 

Registration: Registration for our Discovery Days program opens on Monday, March 1. Our spaces fill quickly. Do NOT wait to register if you would like a spot in our program.

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.

Questions: For questions about our program and its activities please call 763-600-5910

Discovery Days - Summer Session

Monday, June 14 through Friday, August 27, 2021 (Closed Monday, July 5) Full-time or part-time, open 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at District Services Center, 1415 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

Program hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (participants break into home-room groups for daily activities)

Drop-off: 7-9 a.m. and Pick-up: 4-5:30 p.m.

  • Full-time (minimum of 44 days): 
    • Full Day (7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.): $50 per day
    • Partial Day (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.): $45 per day
  • Part-time (25-43 days):
    • Full Day (7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.): $63 per day
    • Partial Day (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.): $58 per day
  • Part-time (less than 25 days):
    • Full Day (7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.): $70 per day

W.O.W.     We will enjoy several “Wheels on Wednesday” events by blocking off a parking lot to ride our wheels! Your children may bring their bikes, scooters, rollerblades or anything with wheels!

Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack     No extra fees! Breakfast and lunch are provided by SLP Schools’ Summer Food Program, Monday through Thursday. A bag lunch and beverage from home will be needed on Fridays (and on some field trip days during the week). Friday breakfast and all afternoon snacks are provided by the Discovery Days program.

Weekly Field Trips and/or Special Events (when pandemic safety guidelines allow)

No extra fees! Pending guidance regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, staff will plan and prepare on-site activities and events and off-site field trips. Participants will be provided with a Summer t-shirt to wear on all field trips for quick identification when exploring new places. Field trips and special events are included in tuition.

Theme: Summer Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, are from July 23 to August 8, 2021. A few months before the games, the Olympic Flame Relay will start in Olympia, Greece, where the inspiration for today’s Olympic Games originated. Summer students and staff will engage in activities to learn about the history, events, countries, traditions, and more, of the Olympic Games. In addition to these activities, we will challenge our minds and bodies to grow stronger with academic enrichment opportunities, outdoor games, walking trips and bus field trips to exciting, fun sites.

Dates and Weekly Themes

June 14-18         Opening Ceremonies

June 21-25         Football/Rugby

June 28-July 2    Cycling

July 6-9             Martial Arts

July 12-16          Skateboarding

July 19-23          Basketball

July 26-30          Aquatics

August 2-6         Gymnastics

August 9-13        Volleyball

August 16-20      Tennis/Golf

August 23-27      Closing Ceremonies

Program Details

Registration

Discovery Days registration opens 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.