Exceptional childcare in elk river, Minnesota

Not all childcare centers are created equally. As a family-owned business, Dawn of Discovery offers a bright, clean, and comfortable environment with the benefits of a structured educational setting. From our classrooms to our outdoor play area, we strive to instill independence and self-confidence in your child. While childcare can be hard work, getting to know local families and bonding with their children is definitely worth it. Have more than one daycare-aged child? Dawn of Discovery is proud to offer siblings a family discount! Learn More About Us


Healthy & Happy experience guaranteed

Daily Connect

Dawn of Discovery keeps parents in the loop via the Daily Connect smartphone app. Available for infants and toddlers, our staff will track your infant’s eating, sleeping and diaper-changing schedule and send you text and photo updates throughout the day.

Contact Dawn of Discovery today to schedule a tour or to learn more about the infant care services we provide to the Northwest Suburbs of the Twin Cities!


Child Safety

As a licensed childcare center, your child is in safe hands at Dawn of Discovery. From morning drop-off to evening pick-up, we guarantee a happy and healthy experience for your child.

Our directors, teachers, assistants and aides are all trained and certified in CPR, First Aid, Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID).


Meet Our Staff

Our staff is loving, patient and very experienced with kids. From teachers to administrators to our cook, Dawn of Discovery’s staff offers guidance to encourage independence and self-confidence in your child.

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This place has the most friendly and caring staff and an excellent facility. I am so impressed with how much everyone there car s. My son loves everyone including the cook. The curriculum is fantastic, my son retains so much. With two working parents he doesn't get as much time learning at home as I did growing up so when he comes home and knows his letters when we read it makes me so grateful to have found dawn of discovery. They constantly improve and adjust as needed and have been so good to us. I will be sad when my son moves on to full time school.