what our supporters say

supporters and partners

Thank you to all of our supporters and partners. Without them we would not be so close to realizing a permanent home for such an important community asset. We have spent several years in development with our supporters and partners and would encourage you to see who in our community is sharing our vision for the future. Also, learn more about the important work of our partners in education.

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why donate?

Discover! Children’s Museum is a key partner of the United Learning Center. The partners are the City of Centralia, the Early Learning Center, and the Boys and Girls Club. The Discover! Children’s Museum will be located at Pearl and Maple in downtown Centralia in the new complex that will be housing all partners.

Research and facts prove that a children’s museum, combined with quality early learning programs, and after school programs, will provide lifelong benefits for children and their community. The combination of our hands-on interactive exhibits, the early learning center, and after-school programs will allow kids to learn through play. We promise to provide these benefits and go beyond by operating a mobile outreach program to Lewis County school kids who do not have the means to visit the museum.

What the research and facts tell us…

A substantial percentage of Lewis County children lack the resources for healthy physical and mental development. One-fifth of children under age six live in poverty, and nearly half of all children face one or more risk factors associated with gaps in school readiness.
In Lewis County nearly 70% of our kids enter school not ready for kindergarten. Without early learning these kids start school with an opportunity gap that continues to grow throughout their school years and follows them the rest of their lives.
Children’s museums with incorporated early learning programs are a strong resource for improving kindergarten readiness.
For every $1 invested in early learning we can expect an average of $10 back into our community. Parents will be able to work or continue their education.
We can drive real economic change, attract new businesses, and become a family destination with our new location and the development opportunities surrounding it.
Students who lack the skillset expected of a 5-year old in math and literacy are more than 30% less likely to meet standards on 3rd grade math and ELA SBA.