Discovery Kids Child Care

We started in 1994 as Safe B.A.S.E. (before and after school environment) 

In 2015, we rebranded as Discovery Kids when expanding our program to include an extended learning opportunity for preschool age students. 

In 2017, we expanded or program when we added infants and toddlers to our care!  Our infant and toddler rooms are licenced rooms while our preschool and school age rooms are certified through the Minnesota Department of Human Services. 

We offer care from 6 weeks through 6th grade!


Parent Testimonial

From a mom who works out of town, I absolutely love that Discovery Kids provides a transportation service to and from school and summer Community Ed activities. Especially for summer activities, I don't know how else my kids would be able to participate. And the additional field trips, movie and pool days, really makes my kids' summer special! They love it!
- Ben and Erin Honebrink


Our family has been using Discovery Kids since the center opened to infants in 2017. Initially, we used the center for drop-in care when our home daycare was closed, this was an extremely valuable option as my husband and I both work full-time. When our home daycare closed, we switched to Discovery Kids full-time for both of our children and have been extremely happy with that decision. The staff communicate with us very well over any concerns with our kids as well as schedule changes and activities that will be taking place. The amount of activities they do throughout the day and the exposure to many other children their age is unique to the childcare center setting. Both my kids love going to Discovery Kids which makes it much easier on us as parents. We will be starting our third child at Discovery Kids this fall in the infant room and I have great confidence that he will be well-cared by their staff members. Our community is extremely lucky to have Discovery Kids as a safe and reliable option for childcare in Benson. 
- Paul and Josie Syverson


Mission Statement
Discovery Kids is designed to provide childcare where children can learn and grow physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. Through our daily schedule, each age group will have sensory development, motor development, language development, and social interaction.

  

Philosophy

At Discovery Kids, we strive to create a learning environment that is safe, stimulating, and encouraging. Children develop knowledge of their world through active interactions with caregivers, peers, materials, and events.  

Operations
We are open from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day except New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.

Pre-registration is required prior to attending.  All forms must be turned in to Discovery Kids before your 1st day of attendance.

Forms

        Discovery Kids Admissions Form
        Discovery Kids Immunization Form.pdf
        Discovery Kids Health Care Summary.pdf
        Discovery Kids Parent Handbook.pdf

Fees
Infants (6 weeks-15 months)
  $165 a week (contracts of 5 days a week)
  $35 a day (contracts of 3-4 days a week)
  $38 a day (contracts of 1-2 days a week and drop in)
  $22 a day (half day - 5 hours max)

Toddlers (16 months-33 months)
  $155 a week (contracts of 5 days a week)
  $33 a day (contracts of 3-4 days a week)
  $36 a day (contracts of 1-2 days a week and drop in)
  $20 a day (half day - 5 hours max)

Preschool (3 year old)
  $145 a week (contracts of 5 days a week)
  $31 a day (contracts of 3-4 days a week)
  $34 a day (contracts of 1-2 days a week and drop in)
  $18 a day (half day - 5 hours max)

Preschool (4 year old)
  $130 a week (contracts of 5 days a week non-school day rate)
  $29 a day (contracts of 3-4 days a week non-school day rate)
  $32 a day (contracts of 1-2 days a week and drop in non-school day rate)
  $16 a day (half day - 5 hours max)
  $5 a day am OR pm; $7 for both am & pm (before/after school rate)

School Age (Kindergarten+)
  $125 a week (contracts of 5 days a week non-school day rate)
  $27 a day (contracts of 3-4 days a week non-school day rate)
  $30 a day (contracts of 1-2 days a week and drop in non-school day rate)
  $14 a day (half day - 5 hours max)
  $5 a day am OR pm; $7 for both am & pm (before/after school rate)

We do accept daycare assistance through Swift County Human Services. We also have Pathway Funding available to families who qualify financially.



Contact Us!
Carissa McDonald, Director
320-842-2723
discoverykids@benson.k12.mn.us
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