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


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

Assistant Director

Samantha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State and has obtained her Director’s Credentials. She has been part of the Discovery Junction team for a number of years, working with all age groups and became Assistant Director in 2022. She enjoys getting to know each child and family; watching them learn and grow throughout the years.

Miss Charity


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 Mandy


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


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 Heather


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

Miss Makayla


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


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


After graduating with her Bachelors Degree, she has enjoyed working with different ages. 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 Rachel


Miss Rachel joined the Discovery Junction team in 2022 and has enjoyed getting to know everyone in Toddlerville. Raised in Lebanon, she earned a degree in Elementary Education from Penn State in 2012, but has worked with children since she was a teenager. Rachel’s favorite part of working with children is seeing their excitement as they learn new things.

Miss Crystalene


Crystalene has worked in childcare since 2010, joining Discovery Junction in 2012 and returning in 2018. She has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and has taken some Early Childhood college credits. Her joy in working with children continues to grow, and knowing she is making a difference in children’s lives is just one of the many rewards.

Miss Lisa


Kaylisa has been working at Discovery Junction since 2021. She currently attends Lancaster Bible College where she is double majoring in communication and psychology.

Miss Belinda

Food Preparation

Belinda has been with Discovery Junction since 2021. She has been cooking for Early Childhood Centers since 2014. She really enjoys preparing the food for the children. In addition to cooking she enjoys helping out in the classrooms, specifically the infant room. She loves playing with them and watching them grow.

Miss Angel


With over 20 years of experience with children, Angel loves working with children to help them build confidence. She enjoys her time most with Preschool children as they are curious and eager to learn new skills. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors.

Miss Zoi


Zoi has worked with children for a number of years and is currently working on completing her CDA. She loves to see every child’s personality shine and excel in everything they try to do. When not at Discovery Junction she enjoys spending her time with her son and exploring new places.

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