About Us

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Our Teachers Are:

Educated

Passionate

Engaged

Dedicated

Our Teachers

Every teacher throughout our program is passionate about Early Childhood Education. Our teachers build their own curriculum based on the needs and interests of their class and each individual child. Our classroom environment utilizes materials that stimulate learning through intentional play and discovery. We provide an environment that allows us to build a community of teachers to support each individual child in our program and let their passion for Early Education grow. We have many long term teachers and a very low turn over rate for our industry.

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Nikki Kinzer and Nicole Sohn are the two on-site owners of Journey Discovery Center. They have a combined 43 years of experience and have been working side by side for over 15 years. They both have undergraduate degrees in Early Childhood related fields from Eastern Washington University and a passion for Early Education. 

The Owners

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Nicole Sohn 

Nicole holds Bachelor's Degrees in Children's Studies and Communication Studies at Eastern Washington University. She is also currently working on her MBA at Gonzaga University. She and her husband Carl have two little boys. 

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Nikki Kinzer 

Nikki holds her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Reading and a minor in Early Childhood Education. She and her husband Casey have three boys together.