• Early Childhood Discovery Center - on Rainforest Parkway
    901 Rainforest Parkway
    Columbia MO 65202 
    (573) 214-3430 
    The Early Childhood Discovery Center is located at 901 Rainforest Parkway.  Within this building, there are five ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) classrooms:
    • Two classrooms are traditional ECSE classroom which serve students with a variety of needs 4 half days per week (one AM class and one PM class).  




    Peer models (preschool aged children with average to above average skills) participate in each of the ECSE classrooms at the Discovery Center alongside children who have an educational disability in one or more developmental areas. School hours at the Discovery Center are 8:20-11:20(AM class sessions) and 12:20-3:20(PM class sessions). 

    Special Building Policies:
    • If you would like to observe your child within his/her classroom, please make arrangements with your child's teacher ahead of time. There will be a form you will need to fill out to document the time and date you wish to observe as well as some training on maintaining the confidentiality of the classrooms and other children.  
    • Please make sure to communicate with your child's teacher about pick up and drop off routines as these have recently changed.  
    Information for Early Childhood Discovery Center Families: 

    Discovery Center Parent Handbook