Discovery Zone

Slot Availability Status for the 2023-2024 School Year: FULL

Accepting Waitlist Registrations for the 2023-2024 School Year 

Welcome to Discovery Zone!

Discovery Zone is Orchard Farm School District's Before and Aftercare Program. The Discovery Zone program provides high-quality care for Orchard Farm Elementary and Discovery Elementary students in grades K-5. The program utilizes Theme based kits from MindWorks Resources. The kits are utilized by Discovery Zone Facilitators to offer engaging and hands-on learning experiences for students throughout the school year. Additionally, Discovery Zone Facilitators plan age-appropriate activities offered to students on a daily basis. Daily activity choices include Art, Games, Building, Movement, Music, Reading, and more. 

Link to the curriculum utilized in Discovery Zone: MindWorks Resources

Hours of Operation:

AM Session Opens at 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

PM Session Begins at school dismissal - Closes at 6:00 PM

One Site Location: 

Discovery Elementary  500 Discovery Path Lane St. Charles MO 63301

Students from Orchard Farm Elementary and Discovery Elementary will attend DZ at this site. 


 Located in the district Web Store →

Payment Options:

Online in the district Web Store →

Check, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order - may be submitted to Discovery Zone at Discovery Elementary

Checks payable to: Orchard Farm School District or OFSD

Child Care Subsidy: 

Discovery Zone is a Registered Provider with the state of MO

DVN# 001657649 

MO Department of Social Services - Child Care  

2023-2024 School Year

  • March 1st : Registration opens for CURRENT DZ FAMILIES
  • Families will have the opportunity to register their child/children into their slot.
  • DZ Families must use the special link sent to them via email to access the registration. 
  • Once you complete the registration (place order), you will be charged the $25.00 Registration Fee and a receipt will promptly be sent via email. 
  • Completed Registration and payment for the $25.00 Fee secures your slot(s)
  • APRIL 1st : Registration opens for all District Families
  • Registration will be available online in the district Web Store.
  • Registration Info will be shared with families at ELC, DES and OFE.
  • Slots are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Families may be prompted to register onto the Waitlist.
  • Waitlist Registrations are processed in order received.
  • Once a registration is processed into a slot, a receipt is sent via email.
  • Processing time may vary depending on the volume of Waitlist registrations being submitted at the time.
  • Completed Registration and payment for the $25.00 Fee secures your slot(s).

Message to families: 

The Discovery Zone program’s goal is to provide exceptional before and after care services to OFSD families in need of care for their child/children. We understand before and/or aftercare is vital to many working families. The program is dedicated to successfully filling slots in an efficient manner along with ensuring a safe program for students by maintaining appropriate student to staff ratio. Families interested in Discovery Zone, will need to complete the registration form online in the district Web Store. Families may be prompted to register onto a Waitlist. We strongly recommend families interested in before and/or after care services, complete their registration ahead of time.

Thank you for your support! 

Questions and/or Concerns? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Hannah Wetter - Discovery Zone Program Director

[email protected]

Phone: 636-757-6809

Fax: 636-724-0860 

Discovery Elementary Attn: Discovery Zone

500 Discovery Path Lane

St. Charles MO 63301



Please note: When processing payments online, a fee is applied at checkout. 

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