About Us

Bearcat Discovery Center

10879 Bartlett Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945
Fax: 530-273-5626



Mary Kragel
Child Development Director
Phone: 530.273.6831 x 106
Fax: 530.273.5626

Julie Easton

Business Administrator
Phone: 530.273.6831 x 107
Fax: 530.273.5626


The Bearcat Discovery Center is open year-round. We offer before- and after-school care to students enrolled in and attending the Union Hill School District. We offer care during minimum days, early-release Days, fall break and spring break.

Our Preschool and Summer Programs are open to the public.

Bearcat Hours

Bearcat Discovery Center Before and After School Program: 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bearcat Discovery Center Preschool Program: 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Closure Days

The Bearcat Discovery Center is closed the following holidays:
Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, winter break, M. L. King’s Birthday, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, the two days before the new school year begins, and occasionally for staff development.

Minimum Days

During a minimum day schedule at school, the center will be open for before school care and care at dismissal time. Minimum days must be contracted the month prior, no later than the 15th of the month.
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., or by appointment.