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  • UPDATE 8/7/2020 Discovery Club options during Distance Learning: 

    Discovery Club

    • Fee-based full day childcare available during Distance Learning to any SPPS students in grades PreK through 5th for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration required. 
    • This is not the same program as Essential Kids Care offering care for Tier 1 Essential Workers
    • Care begins September 8th
    • $25/child registration fee
    • 3-day/week minimum enrollment.  Days of the week must remain the same
    • Written one-week notice to make a schedule change, provided space available.  $20 schedule change fee applies
    • Written one-week notice to withdraw a contract.  If written notice is not received one week in advance, full fees will be due
    • Drop-in days must be requested one week in advance, provided space available.  $45/day per child is the drop-in rate 
    • Families register for care on the traditional school days with the option of adding NSD care as needed at a later date
    • Closed on Holidays, as listed in the district school calendar
    • A minimum enrollment must be met in order for a site to remain open.  Should a site not meet the minimum enrollment, your contract will be honored at another DC location during Distance Learning
    • Families are responsible for drop off and pick up at the DC location, no transportation provided
    • Breakfast and lunch will be offered each day by District Nutrition Services
    • Afternoon snack provided
    • Staffed with Discovery Club school year staff
    • Discovery Club will provide time for students to do homework and work on distance learning.  Staff do not provide remedial tutoring services during homework or distance learning time; children are expected to work independently.  Staff will provide assistance to problem solve roadblocks (for example, help a child read the directions to clarify the task or review a word problem with the child to determine a strategy, etc.).  It is the responsibility of the family to check for completion and accuracy of their child’s homework or distance learning assignments
    • To register for Discovery Club click here.  Registration opens Monday, August 10th at 9:00am


    DC Locations

    DC Hours

    DC Cost/Child


    540 Warwick St. S, 55116

    6:30am - 6:00pm


    Horace Mann

    2001 Eleanor Ave, 55116

    6:30am - 6:00pm


    JJ Hill

    998 Selby Ave, 55104

    6:30am - 6:00pm


    Randolph Heights

    348 Hamline Ave. S, 55105

    6:30am - 6:00pm



    Families previously registered for Before/After care with Discovery Club for the 2020-21 school year will need to re-register if interested in full-day care during Distance Learning.  Your original contract requests for Before/After care will remain on your account (no fees charged at this time) to allow Discovery Club to honor the previously processed contracts should SPPS transition to school in session, 5 days a week, within the current school year.  Should you choose to withdraw your previously processed Before/After care contract for the 2020-21 school year, your $25 registration fee will be refunded.  Contracts can be withdrawn through your online account or by sending an email to discovery.club@spps.org

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Program Mission

  • Discovery Club's mission is to provide out-of-school time Child Care in a safe, fun, nurturing environment that supports children's learning and development.

    Children participate in a variety of academic enrichment, recreational and cultural activities that informally support learning and social development. Life and social skills, such as cooperation, teamwork, and problem solving are fostered in a caring and accepting environment. Additionally, Discovery Club staff connect with school-day teachers to better support children's learning, including time for homework.

    Discovery Club is fee-based program administered by the Community Education Department of Saint Paul Public Schools.

2020-2021 DC Brochure

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What families like about Discovery Club...

  • "We chose DC because it was convenient and were surprised by how much thought, care, professionalism, and intentionality went into making it an enriching learning environment." - Parent

    "I love coming to DC because it is fun. I like the different choices of activities and clubs. I get all of my homework done at DC. All of the DC teachers are kind and helpful and care about the students." - Student

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Locations & Contact

Administrative Office

  • Billing, schedule changes and general questions should be sent to:

    1780 7th Street West
    Saint Paul, 55116