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!

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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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Raising kids is difficult. Choosing a care provider for them is one of hardest choices a parent has to make. It's stressful, it's scary to leave your child with strangers you barely know. But it takes a village to raise a child. And the staff at Dawn of Discovery are so wonderful, I am glad they have been a part of raising my children. I would list names but I never met a staff member at Dawn of Discovery who did anything but meet my expectations. This is childcare done right. Drop your kids off and know they are in the hands of individuals who care about each child and their well being. Dawn of Discovery will communicate with you through an awesome app, phone, email, paper notifications, news letters, etc. You will never wonder, how is my kid today. You will always know, doing just fine, having fun, and safe.