Preschool Enrichment

Preschool Enrichment

Preschool Curriculum

Scholastic Big Day for PreK is organized into eight engaging and child-friendly themes. As the year progresses, the themes in this early-learning program broaden, and children begin to understand more about the world around them. The flexible content allows prekindergarten teachers to incorporate their own favorite themes into the classroom.

Preschool Schedule

6:30 – 9 a.m.


Free choice, including blocks, dramatic play, music, computer, manipulatives, blocks, puzzles and free play.

8:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Teacher’s Choice

During circle time, we explore our BIG IDEA of the day. This includes learning activities that are both child and teacher initiated. Examples include: calendar, weather, numbers, letters, action games, finger plays, numbers, stories, etc.

9:30-9:45 a.m.


10:00 a.m. (M, T, Th)

Teacher’s Choice

We explore with small groups and learning centers to learn phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, language, mathematics, science, sensory and other fine motor skills

10:00 a.m. (W & F)

Fun Swim

11:00 a.m.

Large Motor Skills

We play inside the gym or outside on the playground or a field trip option


Lunch & Quiet Time

Includes a bag lunch from home, nap & quiet activities.

2:30 p.m.

Teacher’s Choice

Includes playing in the gym, outside, or free play in the room

3:00 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

Teacher’s Choice

Includes art, music, stories, learning stations, computer, free play, outside play

5:30 p.m.



Preschool (33 months – 6 years)

$33 per day

Tour/Enrollment Information
Contact Christa Andersen, New Discoveries Child Care Director at 218-454-2560 or to schedule a tour, or to enroll. Upon enrollment, necessary paperwork will be recorded along with current immunization records, and health history


Our New Discoveries Child Care Center is now Parent Aware rated!  Five of our staff recently went through the extensive training to become 2-star rated through the Parent Aware program.  Our facility intends to be 4-star rated in 2018.  Part of the process included:

  • Volunteered for extra, in-depth training
  • Devoted themselves to strong, caring relationships with each child
  • Adopted the latest approaches to keeping children’s learning on track
  • Committed to daily activities and routines that help children learn

The Minnesota Department of Human Services leads Parent Aware in coordination with the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Health. Child Care Aware of Minnesota is working in local communities to share the Ratings with parents, and prepare child care and early education programs. Community leaders, including Parent Aware for School Readiness and the Greater Twin Cities United Way, also support Parent Aware.

602 Oak Street, Brainerd

218.829.47 67

Summer Hours
(begin Tuesday after Memorial Day)

Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
(begin Tuesday after Labor Day)
Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Saturday 7a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.