• Little Explorers Discovery Center is licensed for 99 children from birth to eight years of age.

  • We offer an Accredited Early Childhood education program.

  • We are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 United Way Agency.

  • We open at 7:00 AM and close at 5:25 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • Contact Us: 573-636-6461

Have Questions?

  • Ask about our parent classes

  • Ask about our sliding fee scale

  • Ask about our nutrition program



Welcome to Little Explorers Discovery Center. We serve families in Jefferson City and surrounding mid-Missouri communities. We offer quality childcare for infants, toddlers, preschool and school-aged children.

  • Due to Covid-19 the hours of the center have changed from 7:15 to 5:15 Monday-Friday. 

  • To enter the building you must wear a face mask. If you need assistance please call the center.


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Contact Us

1002 Myrtle Avenue

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: 573-636-6461

Fax: 573-636-7932

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Phone: 573-636-6461

1002 Myrtle Ave

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Fax: 573-636-7932