Since 1994, we have been the premier childcare provider for Northeast Arkansas. What started as one classroom has turned into twenty-three classrooms and spans over four buildings.


Our Philosophy

From the very beginning, owners Jay Morgan and Pam Jenkins set certain goals for the company:    to provide the highest quality care possible while strictly following all state guidelines, to nurture and help develop children until they ready for public school, and to turn children into lifelong learners.  

Center Mission and Purpose

We believe that children have the right to a nurturing, safe environment where they can feel comfortable and secure. We believe that children have a right to develop to their maximum abilities and that teachers have the responsibility to provide opportunities for this development to occur.
We recognize that each child is an individual and that each child must be allowed to develop at his or her own pace. We accept and respect differences between children including developmental, physical, racial and ethnic differences. Every child regardless of sex, race, religion or ethnic origin must have the same opportunities and advantages as every other child.
We believe each child has the right to a positive self image–to feel good about who they are. We hope that in treating each child with love and respect that they in turn will learn to treat others with the same love and respect.
Finally, children learn best through active participation with their environment and that the teacher’s job is to provide a variety of opportunities and experiences to promote growth in all areas. We will strive to thoughtfully plan activities that meet the needs of every child which follow early childhood developmental principles.

I just wanted to let you guys know how thankful I am for y’all. My daughter Haven went to Discovery Island for close to two years and I absolutely loved every teacher she had. The directors are phenomenal and the staff is very friendly. To this day, the teachers my child had still keep in contact with me to check on her and still talk to her on a weekly basis. Thank you all for your hard work and all of your kindness. She truly loved coming to school there. I know in the future if I have another child, I will definitely send them to you!
— Bailey Andrews

What We've Achieved

  • NEA's largest preschools with over 270 children enrolled.

  • Voted Jonesboro's Best Daycare 11 times in a row by Occasions Magazine

  • Provide employment for 60+ full- and part-time staff

  • Pre-K graduates are consistently at the top of their class upon entering the school system