A love for learning begins with play

Our child care program is built around what research shows: children learn and grow best through their natural instinct to play.

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We believe children thrive more when they play more

Play is what truly builds a strong foundation for development and a lifetime of learning.

Our mission is simple…provide quality play experiences in a caring environment that helps every child feel confident and ready for continued learning.

Our program offers…

Social experience and play-based structure

Multi-age group (1-5 years old) where children can support and learn from each other

Flexibility of all-day child care

2 experienced teachers and providers with backgrounds in Early Childhood Education

A familiar in-home setting licensed by Dakota County located in Lakeville, MN

It's more than just play

Children are naturally driven to play. On the surface, play might just seem like “having fun” to adults, but each act of play is a mechanism for learning.

The benefits of play are endless, but free and guided play helps children to develop…

  • Critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Oral and written language
  • Appropriate social and personal behaviors
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Creativity, self-expression and confidence

How we guide learning through play

Weekly themes based on children’s interests and the time of year

Integrating play-based group learning activities that support basic early childhood academics 

Free play areas that change frequently to provide quality play experiences

Dramatic play area

Gives children an opportunity to make sense of and internalize their world by reenacting everyday experiences through pretend play

Manipulatives / Toy area

Helps children practice and develop fine motor skills and naturally learn colors, shapes and numbers using different toys and objects (such as blocks, puzzles, counters, games etc.)

Reading area

Where children can begin to build literacy skills by holding books, turning pages, recognizing text, making predictions, and recalling stories

Sensory table

Provides unique ways for children to explore and understand their senses with interesting materials like rice, noodles, beans, water, sand, rocks, play-dough and more.

Group time area

A designated space where we learn concepts such as counting and numbers, letters, time and weather while practicing social and emotional skills of listening, expressing, taking turns and self-discipline

Large-motor play areas

Indoor and outdoor spaces that allows children to engage in energetic play that supports important physical and large-motor development

A well-balanced day

Our schedule reflects what kids need the most throughout their day: flexibility, plenty of room for play, and feeling safe and secure with expected routines.

7:00 – 9:00 am

Free Play / Bathroom Break / A.M. Snack

9:00 – 9:20 am

Group Time (Literacy, Songs & Music, Calendar, Weather, Etc.)

9:20 – 10:20 am

Outside Play / Large Motor Play

10:30 – 11:00 am

Group Activity 

11:20 am – 12:00 pm

Bathroom break / Wash hands / Lunch

12:00 – 2:00 pm

Nap / Rest time

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Bathroom break / P.M. Snack

2:30 – 4:30 pm

Free Play / Outside or Large-Motor Play

Come play with us!

We’re currently enrolling children ages 1-5 for part-time and full-time child care.

Hours: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday–Friday

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