About Us


Welcome to Discovery Harbor Learning Center, LLC Five-star licensed center by the North Carolina Division of Child Development

We offer a dynamic learning environment and child care center for infants to Pre-K and school-aged care in Mountain Island Lake area of Northwest Charlotte, NC. When you’re looking for the very best childhood education in Charlotte, NC, look no further. Discovery Harbor Learning Center provides a caring, educational child care center that will help your children to grow and develop.


Highly Qualified Early Childhood Educators

Hoisting the sail on education at Discovery Harbor is a Crew of early childhood education professionals  who have been selected according to the highest academic qualifications, experience and North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials.  Our Lead Early Childhood teachers have a BA/BS or AA/AS .

All crew members participate in ongoing professional education and development, including workshops or college classes to enhance skills, interests, and knowledge.


Early Childhood Education Programs

Discovery Harbor Learning Center in Charlotte, NC offers early childhood education and care programs for everything from infants and toddlers to school aged children. With comprehensive child care services, we are proud to provide a nurturing and educational environment for your child to grow and develop.

Contact Us

Now Enrolling For the Fall

Executive Director: Sophia@discoveryharbor.net

Asst. Director: Beth@discoveryharbor.net

Asst. Director: Jennifer@discoveryharbor.net

Enrollment Specialist:Debbie@discoveryharbor.net

Discovery Harbor Learning Center, LLC

8425 Discovery Lane Charlotte, NC 28216

Office (704) 399-5077 Fax (980) 297-7332


Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 6 pm

Schedule a tour for Infants 6 weeks- 12 Months between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Schedule a tour ages 1-5 between the hours of 10:00 am - 11:30 am , Monday-Friday



Weed Family-Congratulations!!! You guys have done an amazing job!!!

B. Vann -The K. Hardage legacy is living on with Sophia as Director! Come see us, Kim!

K. Hardage -Aw....yeah for 12 years. I hope to come see y’all soon and know Sophia is doing great!!!

Handie Family -Congratulations!! Truly an amazing learning center. 

Congratulations!! Truly an amazing learning center. 

Reituner Family-Happy Anniversary! Not only did we get the best care and education, but we made friends for life there (the kids and the adults). 

Campbell Family-Congratulations! Happy to have been a part of your Center! Happy Anniversary 

Peterson Family -Happy Anniversary!!

McDermott Family -DHLC is the best! So thankful to never have had to worry about my kids while at work all these years- I always knew (and still know) they are being loved and taken care of every day by Barbara and her staff! It all started with K. Hardige holding Ben while he watched me drive off from the office window 8 years ago, and continues today with Jake barreling down the hallway running into whoever's in the way! Happy Anniversary.

Gillipsie Family -What an accomplishment Barbara. Proud of U.

Broadway Family- Congratulations!!

Continued Testimonials

Roseboro Family-  DHLC is an amazing place to work,  full of positive and happy teachers. The laughter among the staff says it all , they are honestly happy and there for the right reasons.  The children of DHLC are in great hands .

Great management and workplace environment!Love this place. New director in place and really has this learning center rolling in a positive direction. The new manager also comes from a classroom teaching environment and understands the needs of the staff! 


Great Place to Work

Discovery Harbor Learning Center truly focuses on their employees and the children...management is very helpful and are willing to work in the rooms and is always there to offer support when needed. Truly an awesome place to work.


I enjoy my boss and co workers

Overall this is a great place to work. this center has great leadership which makes work easy.  Management is awesome. the most enjoyable part of my job is working with the kids.


Great support and wonderful parents here
Center is clean and we can call the office for help anytime. We do luncheon events and get treats from admin and parents frequently. Owners make us feel important. I’m already a lead teacher so I’m not looking for advancement. They require administration classes I believe. The hardest part of my job is following all the state regulations. Hands dry out and crack from washing them so much! You have to be on time and can put in for time off requests.


Great co-workers

I loved working with the children and the parents were awesome. The job was most enjoyable because I had a great group of children whose parents were always ready to help in anyway.


Great Place to Work

Discovery Harbor Learning Center truly focuses on their employees and the children...management is very helpful and are willing to work in the rooms and is always there to offer support when needed. Truly an awesome place to work.


Smith Family-Discovery Harbor is a great place! The new Director is very knowledgeable and helpful. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this Center to everyone!!

Jay R.-Great management and great staff. Its a great feeling to know your child is taken care of as a working adult!

Megan H.-Absolutely adore this child care center. The management does a wonderful job in ensuring the best teachers will be looking after and teaching my little ones while I'm away. I recommend Discovery Harbor to everyone!!

Amber D.-Discovery Harbor is Amazing.....perfect fit for my child and the staff is also great!! This is important to us working parents to know that your child is In Fabulous hands while you are away at work! Love

Williams Family- Love Love this place! The teachers and staff are great and my 2 year old loves it here. I cannot think of a better place to have my little man. It is a very safe, clean, and colorful environment. I am very grateful for Discovery Harbor! 

 Family-i love them .. feel like they are my family 

 Engel Family-My 10-month old and I love DHLC! She's my first, so daycare was new to us and everyone has made it super easy and fun.