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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We love Dawn of Discovery and our son does too! He is always happy to go to daycare and he loves to tell us about the fun he has all day. He is learning so much too, and we are impressed with the teachers and their ability to make learning fun. There are always art projects to bring home, which I love. The daily connect app allows us to see what he's up to during the day. There is always healthy food for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Our son is well socialized and has grown so much since starting at Dawn of Discovery, we feel there is no better choice for our boy when we are at work. We highly recommend this child care center.