Where play gives us the freedom to learn.
Discovery Days Preschool provides hands-on learning experiences that build practical skills, independence, and confidence! Our curriculum includes problem-solving activities, cooking and building skills, and encourages communication and collaboration. Plus, we love nature and spend as much time outdoors as possible!
We are proud to be a 501(c)(3) non-profit, licensed child care center located in the heart of Lowry, MN. We serve young learners from Lowry, Glenwood, Starbuck, Kensington, and the surrounding Minnewaska area!
“Children need the freedom and time to play.
Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”
Kay Redfield Jamison
Discovery Days Preschool’s classroom is an intentionally structured space that allows the children to enhance their learning through self-directed play and discovery. We believe each child is uniquely different and should be encouraged at their own speed. Through daily play, experimentation, and exploration, our students develop skills related to problem-solving, abstract thought, language, critical thinking, and socialization based on the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPS) from the Minnesota Department of Education.
At Discovery Days Preschool, we also place great importance on exploring the natural world and learning from it. We will regularly use our surrounding outdoor environment as a learning space. We will expose the children to naturally occurring and physically stimulating learning opportunities during this time. We believe that developing a relationship with nature at a young age is essential to a child’s development and helps them to appreciate and care for the Earth into adulthood.
In addition, Discovery Days believes in connecting with the community around our school (Lowry, Glenwood, Starbuck, Kensington, etc.). We plan regular field trips to explore the communities around us, enrich the children’s lives, and broaden their horizons. Some of the field trips include Barsness Park, Glacial Lakes State Park, Runestone County Park, and Lowry Community Park.