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.

When my son first started at DILC just a few months ago he had never been to any type of daycare facility and could barely spell his name. Now, just a short while later much to my surprise and joy my child is reading! The staff here are all extremely knowledgeable and very nice. My son has truly enjoyed his time at Discovery Island and I have enjoyed meeting so many of their skilled and caring teachers and administrators. I only regret not enrolling my child sooner.
— Bambi Islas

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