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Discovery Point Howell Ferry

At Discovery Point, we take pride in being at the forefront of child care. Our goal is to redefine daycare for our families and the children in our care. Our dedicated caregivers are not simply spending the day with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children; they are providing the formative educational experiences that will shape the way these young minds address the rest of their academic careers. Our early childhood teachers implement research-based curriculum and a child-centered instructional approach for every age and stage of development — it is not simply “daycare.”

Children have an innate sense of wonder and curiosity about the world. When encouraged, they can think creatively and gain the confidence they need to go out and change the world! At Discovery Point, we believe it’s never too soon to foster a thirst for knowledge and an appreciation for play through dynamic and engaging child care programs.

The Discovery Point Difference

Specialized classrooms, playgrounds, and materials designed specifically to helpnurture young mind.

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Low child-to-teacher ratios so children always receive the attentive care they need.

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Our Proprietary Discovery Point Connections® Curriculum focuses on early language development and literacy. Each lesson is built on developmental learning standards for Infancy through Preschool.

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Discovery Point offers summer and spring break camps, as well as before and after school programs. Join us for exciting, new adventures!

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Meet the Owner

Discovery Point Howell Ferry

Michelle Malizioso is a dedicated professional who has been making a significant impact on the lives of children since she became the owner of Discovery Point #3 – Howell Ferry in July 2008. Fueled by her passion for education and her love for children, Michelle embarked on a journey to create a nurturing and high-quality environment where young minds could thrive.

Michelle’s dream of working with children and providing them with an exceptional educational experience has been the driving force behind her tenure as the owner of Discovery Point #3 – Howell Ferry. Under her guidance, her center has consistently maintained a high standard of quality, earning the prestigious 3 Star Quality Rated status for the past 7 years. This achievement reflects Michelle’s unwavering commitment to excellence and her dedication to creating a positive and enriching atmosphere for every child in her care.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of childcare, Michelle received the esteemed President’s Award for the second time in 2021.

This accolade serves as a testament to her exceptional leadership and the positive impact she has made on the lives of countless children and their families.

Michelle Malizioso’s educational background underscores her expertise in the field. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, a foundation that equips her with a deep understanding of child development and behavior. Additionally, she earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, further enhancing her skills in managing and leading a successful childcare center.

As a mother herself, Michelle understands the importance of parental perspective in childcare. Her personal experiences as a mother of three children – Joshua, Justin, and Brooke – all of whom attended Discovery Point, have shaped her approach. Michelle’s motto, “Think Like a Parent,” reflects her empathetic and understanding nature, allowing her to create an environment where both parents and children feel valued and supported.

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