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Discovery Preschool & Childcare Centers, Inc.

" A place to learn, play, explore and discover the world."

Virtual Tour of Discovery Preschool & Childcare Center (South Ave location)

Virtual tour of Discovery Preschool & Infant Center (Brooks Street location)

Discovery Preschool & Childcare Center 
518 South Ave West
Missoula, MT
Monday- Friday
7:30am-5:30 pm
Ages 2 months- 6 years 
(406) 543-0879 
Linda White, Director 
Discovery Preschool & Infant Center
202 Brooks Street
7:30 am- 5:30 pm
Ages 2 months thru 5 years
(406) 541-9924 
Jessa Aipperspach, Director
Discovery Preschool & Childcare Center- Bonner
In Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Bonner MT
Open 7:00am-5:30pm 
Ages 2 month-5 years
406-239-6449/  406-540-4004
Wendy Bond, Director 

 Thank you for visiting our website. Please call to arrange a tour of the facility you are interested in attending. While we have an open door policy for our families, we do not accept drop in tours, to ensure proper staffing in the classrooms and so that someone is available to answer all of your questions.


Contact Discovery Preschool & Infant Center (email)

Contact Discovery Preschool and Childcare Center(email)

Video of new BEAM Interactive Projector at South Ave location. Classroom space now available for Birthday Party Rental.


Established in 2005. 

Awarded an extended 3 year license for both facilities in 2019.




Featured facility in the 2010 Missoula Parade of Child Care Providers.

Our South Ave facility is licensed for 45 children ages 2 months to 6 years old. Our Brooks Ave facility is licensed for 60 children ages 2 months to 5 years old. This Center opened Jan. 2016. 



Please Note: Some children will thrive in a family or group home childcare environment, while others do well in a larger Center environment. When choosing your child care facility this is an important consideration to make. Ask questions and carefully consider all options before choosing a Childcare Provider. Communication is very important between a provider and families.  


Mission Statement & Philosophy
Discovery Preschool is a licensed Center for children ages infants thru 6 years old. Our Mission is to provide children with a safe and nurturing learning environment and varied experiences which help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in a manner that is age-appropriate. Our South Ave facility provides four separate classroom spaces- a Infant/Toddler Room, 2-3 Year Classroom, and two Preschool classrooms for children ages 3-5 years old. There are two playground spaces with developmentally appropriate structures and equipment. For additional information please see "Our Program" page. Downloadable parent information on "Staff and Rates" page. Our Brooks street location, began in January 2016, and currently has an infant room, Waddler classroom, 2 year class, and 3-5 classroom. 
We offer arts experiences that are open-ended, creative movement, creative ballet, and music experiences, and Zoo Phonics is introduced in the Preschool classrooms. Our food program introduces children to foods from around the world. Our theme-based curriculum integrates a variety of arts and cultural experiences for preschoolers. We provide both full time and part time childcare to our families. For the majority of our children, we provide a preschool experience in a full day child care setting.  
We have been licensed through the state of Montana since 2005 (South Ave location). We focus on and work toward achieving the guidelines and standards of the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), however we are not accredited through the NAEYC. 
-  We believe children learn through play,
hands-on activities, and exploration.
-  We believe each child is unique and will help
each to fulfill his/ her potential.
-  We believe physical activity is essential
for continued growth in both large and 
small motor development.
 -  We believe in the importance and value 
of  the arts in children's learning and 

Download PDF file information is located on our Staff & Rates page