Our Approach

Our Philosophy

Children learn best through play and exploration of their environment; thus, our program focuses on allowing children to make discoveries through self-directed as well as teacher-directed activities. Children’s interests and developmentally-appropriate practices are top priority in lesson-planning, and classroom schedules are flexible to meet children’s needs.

Our Story

Discovery Junction was founded in 2005 by a couple that have been early childhood educators since 1993. Recognizing a need in the community, they wanted to create a small-town atmosphere in an ever-changing world, making a difference in children’s lives and helping them become productive members of society.

Daily Program

Our daily program includes:

  • Lots of play and exploration
  • Hands-on experiences involving all of the senses and all of the developmental domains – social, emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive
  • A safe, nurturing, and inviting learning environment
  • Opportunities for social interaction and problem-solving
  • Theme-based learning activities
Meet our Staff
We take great pride in the quality of staff we have at Discovery Junction. Our teachers are passionate about learning, professionally & academically qualified, and happy to discuss your child with you.  

Miss Becky

Director

Becky has lived in Lebanon County her entire life.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in both Elementary Education and Special Education from Lebanon Valley College.  She has worked at Discovery Junction since 2007.  She started as a teacher before accepting the position of assistant director and then eventually the director position in 2019. 

Miss Samantha

Teacher

Samantha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and has been part of the Discovery Junction team for a number of years. She also has completed the coursework to obtain her Directors Credentials. She enjoys getting to know each child and family; watching them learn and grow throughout the years.

Miss Charity

Teacher

Charity joined the Discovery Junction team in August of 2007 and earned her Associate degree in Early childhood Education in 2007. Her greatest joy has been seeing each child grow in their own unique way.

Miss Nicole

Teacher

Nicole has been with Discovery Junction since 2015 and has had the pleasure of working in almost every single classroom at the center but fell in love with teaching preschool. In May of 2022, she graduated from Northampton Community College earning an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing Animal Crossing, spending time with her dogs and hosting bonfire parties.

Miss Mandy

Teacher

Mandy enjoys working with the Infant program at Discovery Junction and has done so for many years. She joined Discovery Junction in 2006 and earned her Associate’s Degree in 2011. She enjoys playing a part in the growth of the children and watching their development. The children continue to amaze her with each new thing they learn.

Miss Amanda

Teacher

Amanda graduated in 2007 from Lancaster County Career and Technology Center in Early Childhood and received her CDA in 2013. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for 14 years and has been with Discovery Junction since 2010.

Miss Sarah

Teacher

Sarah graduated from HACC in 2019 with her Certificate in Early Childhood Education. She has been with Discovery Junction since 2016 and her goal is to help each child achieve their full potential!

Miss Heather

Teacher

Heather has experience in numerous age groups but has enjoys her opportunity to work with the babies and watch them grow reaching new milestones.

Miss Makayla

Teacher

Makayla has been working with the Discovery Junction Team since 2020. She loves working with kids and being able to watch them grow and learn new things.

Miss Kaitlyn

Teacher

Kaitlyn happily joined Discovery Junction in January of 2022 and has been enjoying her experience in Toddlerville. She began babysitting at a young age and it spawned an interest into teaching young children. Kaitlyn is very happy and excited to see how she can impact the lives of the children she teaches.

Miss Ashley

Teacher

Ashley enjoys working with different age groups since graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Ashley started working at Discovery Junction in 2021 as a teacher in the Preschool classroom. Some of her hobbies include traveling. Reading books, and spending time with family and friends.

Miss Belinda

Food Preparation

Belinda has been with Discovery Junction since 2021. She has been cooking for Early Childhood Centers for 7 years. She really enjoys preparing the food for the children. I addition to cooking she enjoys helping out in the classrooms specifically the infant room. She loves playing with them and watching them grow.

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