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We’re here to help you grow confident, competent, caring children.

It is our vision to ensure children in (and around) Steamboat Springs experience joy, laughter, and a sense of wonder and adventure every day.


Quick Answers

What do you need help with?

1. Do you want to enroll your child at Discovery? Add their name to the waitlist.

2. View the current Newborn Network calendar of events

The Newborn Network’s weekly mom and baby meetups provide opportunities for support, education and creating friendships.

3. Enroll in our FREE parenting programs

We advocate for parents and child care professionals to become more educated and involved in our children’s education, including Parents as Teachers, Play and Learn, and Bright by Three visits. Learn more.

4. Looking for child care for your kids? Access our Steamboat database…

We can email you a database of child care and preschool providers in and around Steamboat Springs. Contact us.

5. Interested in starting a childcare business?

We are dedicated to supporting child care professionals with up-to-date information about how to become a licensed child care provider. Learn more..

6. Looking for something specific?


Our Services

Serving parents and children, from birth to school.


Newborn Network

The Newborn Network is a parent support system that serves all families living in Steamboat and Routt County with children from birth to 36 months (3 years) of age. We’re here to help give your infant a healthy start… because babies don’t come with “instructions for proper care and handling.” Learn More

Child Care Network

The Child Care Network promotes quality child care that is affordable and available to all families in Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties. We provide information, resources, referrals, training and advocacy for child care and other children’s issues and programs. Services are developed for child care professionals, employers, agencies and organizations. Learn More


Learning Center

Discovery Learning Center’s mission is to provide quality, accredited early childhood care and education in a supportive environment; that support extends to the children, their families, and their community. The goal of everyone working with the children is to help each child have more positive feelings about him/herself, including confidence in the ability to learn, increasing self-control, positive social relationships; and exploring new experiences, with the result of growing confident, competent, caring children. Learn More

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How can you help?


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Link your card to our organization and then all you have to do is shop and swipe your Value Plus Card. City Market will donate to us! Choose Us

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We need your help, Routt County!

This has been a year like no other. With each obstacle COVID has thrown in our path, we found a way to continue helping the families of the Yampa Valley, as we have been doing for 36 years. The Family Development Center gives parents the skills to be the best parents they can be. We can grow confident, competent, and caring children. But we need your help! As demands for our services have increased, we are more dependent than ever on private donations. Even more so this year as we are unable to have our annual Casino Night fundraiser. So we must seek your support because our community needs us. Donate today! Donate Now

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