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

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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!

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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).

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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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We've been with DOD for almost a year and our kids love it! The staff is awesome and welcoming every morning. Our kids have learned so much from their curriculum. It's amazing. Would for sure recommend them to other families in the area!