It is the mission of The Exploration Station Early Learning Center to provide safe, high quality child care and education to families in our community at an affordable rate. Our focus is to engage children ages 6 weeks- 5 years in a child-led curriculum that incorporates a mix of nature and technology, play-based learning, exploration, and discovery. Our highly qualified, long-term teachers will guide children through authentic learning experiences while consistently learning with children and from children. Our top priority is to include the child, their family, and educators as partners in each child’s individualized learning adventure.
It is the vision of The Exploration Station to help all families in Jefferson County receive the education their children deserve regardless of income or abilities. We strive to increase the knowledge of state child care subsidy available to families and offer tuition scholarships to families. It is our goal to implement an education and assistance program entitled, Moving Mountains. This program will offer free prenatal and infant care classes to families as well as free infant supplies including diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, etc. to families in need. Our hope is to open 5 centers in the Jefferson County area in order to serve more families.