Deciding on which daycare to place your child in can be a very difficult decision. We are so glad you came our way! We know there are many different factors to consider when choosing the right fit for your family. At A World of Discoveries Daycare, we offer the comfort and home-like atmosphere that you would find at an in-home daycare, along with the child care services, amenities and affordability that you find with bigger daycare centers.



We are located in a three-building campus nestled directly behind Hickman High School, where we have been providing Columbia with childcare for over 20 years. A World of Discoveries is fully staffed by trained and college educated child care providers. Each of our buildings has their own large, shaded playgrounds with many types of jungle gym equipment to help keep your child remain strong and active. Your child will thrive in our state licensed daycare while learning from our age-appropriate child care program that includes art, science and many other learning activities.


We accept private payment and FSD Childcare Assistance, please ask if you need any help or information regarding state aid. You will never pay more than your state regulated sliding fee! Here at AWOD, we don’t believe in overcharging our families. We are here to provide safe, nurturing and educational experiences at an affordable to rate to help our community. We  will work with you when it comes to staying two weeks ahead on your child’s account.


We currently have openings for ages 2 years old to 12 years old! We offer day contracts, as well as evening and night contracts! If you are needing child care anywhere from 6 am to 11:30 pm, give us a call! We are happy to work with you!


We have warm, nutritious meals prepared daily that abide by all Missouri State regulations for the needs of growing bodies and minds.

Don’t Forget!

Do you need before and after school care? Ask us for more information! We also offer transportation of school-aged children to Title One Pre-School and Park Ave Pre-School.


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