About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to give families and their children the most secure, creative and caring learning environment possible at an affordable price.    

We strive to provide a solid learning foundation where children can grow physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

About Us

Discovery Years Learning Center is owned and operated by Tracy and Steve Whitten.  Tracy has over 28 years of experience as a teacher and director.  Her husband, Steve, has over 20 years of business management experience.   

"We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and education for our children and families.  Our Center is a state-of-the-art facility where our children receive the best of care at an affordable price."    

"We would like to extend an invitation to come and view our center and meet our staff. We feel our commitment to excellence truly makes a difference in our families' lives."  


                   Tracy and Steve Whitten 

Discovery Years serves over 100 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years.  We are licensed by Department of Human Services and recognized by BrightStars.         

Discovery Years is open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.        

We encourage those interested to contact the center (732-1122) to schedule tours.   


"With my oldest son, the kindergarten program here was good, now it is excellent.  My youngest entered in the fall, knowing some sight words and all his letters.  He is now reading Magic Tree House books at night.  The (teachers) are calm, compassionate, organized, and really here for the students"                                                   Kirsten H.

"Having my child in a safe and happy environment is something that cannot be measured.  My husband and I are looking forward to having our next son learn and grow as our first son has."                                                       Jane M.

"The teachers here are always friendly and kind to the children their families."                                                       Anita W.

"My daughter Hannah has been at Discovery Years since she was 9 weeks old.  She has learned so much in the past year and a half and she loves her teachers!  It has been a very positive experience."                                                    Sue D.

"My two kids (now in grade 3 and 4) started at Discovery Years when they were aged 3 and 5, staying until they graduated kindergarten one year apart.  I can't say enough good things about Discovery Years - a very apt name for the school.  It truely was a wonderful "discovery" - both for me as the parent, and for my kids who still recount the many happy memories they have from their experience there.  The staff are friendly, caring, helpful, consistent (few turnover issues which is enlightening) and highly competent.  I loved the constant communication - I always knew how my kids were doing, what they were doing and if there were any issues that needed attention, it was promptly brought to my attention.  I particularly want to highlight the excellent work done in the kindergarten by Ms. Peggy - both my kids were incredibly well prepared for their transition to first grade and were well ahead of the pack academically.  Discovery Years is a stellar place to entrust your children - I would recommend it to every parent who expects the utmost best for, and from their kids."  

 Mary W. - East Greenwich