About Us

The transformative learning experiences at Discovery Days Preschool are designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. Established in the 1988-1989 school year, Discovery Days Preschool is located in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lowry, MN. While we are located within a church building, we have no religious instruction, affiliation, or practices. We are a non-profit, state licensed, parent-cooperative preschool that serves children ages 3, 4, & 5. 

Since we are a parent-cooperative, we encourage all of the preschooler’s parents to be involved.  Meetings and other programs are held in the evenings to allow families the opportunity to attend.  Preschool families are asked to consider volunteering in the classroom or on field trips, supply a nutritious snack on a rotating basis, and help with fundraising.

We hold several fundraisers as a way to get our name into the community and to also help keep our monthly tuition cost down.  Some of the fundraisers we ask you to help with are: the Lowry Days food-stand, the Lowry Lion's smelt fry/bake sale, and the Discovery Days Preschool

Spaghetti Feed.

Our passionate and skilled teachers are here to help our students make an impact on the world.

Is your child ready to reach their potential? Join us!

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Our Philosophy

 

At Discovery Days Preschool we believe in each and every one of our students!

 

We believe in the importance of the learning that takes place before the age of five.

We believe children learn by doing and they must have the space and time to explore and discover independently, to take reasonable risks, and to challenge their minds and their bodies.

 

We believe that learning experiences should occur naturally through child-directed play and exploration.

We believe that through daily play, experimentation, and exploration, preschoolers develop skills related to problem-solving, abstract thought, language, critical thinking, and socialization.

We believe that the natural world plays a crucial role in a child's development; therefore, we use naturally occurring learning opportunities to scientifically explore the environment.

We believe that having a strong relationship with the community provides children with a strong social foundation; therefore, we plan regular field trips to discover the world around us. 

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Meet Our Teachers

Here to Guide, Inspire, and Support

 

Board of Directors

Keshia Solem - President

Katie Nichtern - Vice President

Jessica Paulzine - Secretary

Melissa Walerius - Treasurer

Julia Berget - Grant Writer

Michalene Martin - Community Member

Marissa Paulzine - Seat

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Ashley Bennett

Director and Head Teacher
612.518.9531
ashleybennett.ddp@gmail.com

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Carla Lundblad

Assistant Teacher