Enrollment Programs

Our program uses kindergarten readiness best practices to prepare your babies, toddlers and preschoolers for school. Nearly half of Minnesota’s children arrive in kindergarten unprepared. Too many never catch up.
Pre-Enrollment and Registration

Fill out online registration. To secure spot a $150 deposit is required. $50 registration for each child and remaining will credit your tuition account. This is nonrefundable and is required to hold your spot. After director has contacted you and confirmed availability send all required forms with deposit to PO Box 364 or arrange drop off.

Please read Handbook prior to filling out forms or Online registration

Required Enrollment Forms
All required forms for enrollment

Hey Moms & Dads Excellent childcare starts with YOU!

 

Do you realize you play a significant role in ensuring your child’s learning experience is a positive one? Your efforts to appreciate your child’s teachers can make more of a difference than one might think! Our most powerfully impactful families are those that make a strong effort to communicate and participate in our classrooms and frequently recognize teachers’ efforts. Our childcare families are an integral part of our success here at Little Learners Child Care! And just as you are thankful for the best possible care, we are grateful for highly supportive families. It really does take a village to raise a child!

 

Most early childhood educators do what they do because they love children and enjoy making a difference. But our teachers often wish that parents knew a bit more about what they do here each day. Our Teachers:

  • Typically work a 10-hour day

  • Greet children, soothe tears, and possibly listen to and find solutions for a concerned or upset parent

  • Maintain safety & constant supervision while also meeting the requirements of childcare licensing

  • Feed, diaper and bathroom children, and nap them according to a wide variety of parent wishes

  • Teach curriculum to groups with limited attention spans while meeting social, emotional, & physical standards

  • Take children outdoors, weather permitting, but must plan for inadequately dressed or undersupplied children

  • Communicate with parents via Brightwheel and in person

  • Host conferences twice each year and observe children’s growth and milestones

  • Prepare newsletters/events

  • Plan future curriculum and purchase classroom supplies within a budget

  • Complete required documentation of items such as feeding, sleeping, diapering, and daily headcounts

  • Document the cleaning and disinfecting of toys and equipment and ensure all are in working order

  • Document injuries and inform parents when their child has hurt another

  • Ensure first aid supplies & medicines are adequate and not expired

  • Ensure other staff are trained on emergency medical procedures and special needs plans for enrolled children

  • Maintain privacy of individuals

  • Although they are not doctors or nurses, they must be prepared for medical emergencies

  • Must know the responsibilities of being a mandated reporter and watch for signs of abuse or neglect

  • Must be vigilant about allergy awareness and dietary needs and be prepared to use EpiPen if needed

  • Must be informed about authorized/non-authorized pick—ups for a long and constantly changing list of families

  • Balance varied skills and abilities of many children while teaching in one classroom

  • Meet the needs of one child who requires a few extra hugs while simultaneously meeting the needs of another who may be displaying rude, unsafe, or even violent behaviors

  • Balance expectations & priorities of families from different ethnic, religious, & economic backgrounds knowing some families place emphasis on curriculum while others place more emphasis on nutrition or sanitation

  • Must encourage participation from some families that have little interest in classroom involvement or feedback

  • Must be prepared for unscheduled fire/storm drills at any moment and in any weather condition

  • Operate in a licensed occupation, therefore, must be prepared for inspection by the Department of Human Services, the Department Food and Safety, State and Local Fire inspectors, and a licensed health nurse

  • Must take up to 40 hours continuing education each year, In addition to classroom work and on personal time

 

 

When families understand the challenges teachers face, it can prompt them to offer support and patience. We hope that all Little Learners Families will consciously be on board with supporting our staff in their efforts, and to applaud then for the amazing work they are doing!

 

 

On the following table you can read a few examples of parental practices that distract from classroom learning. You can also read inspiring examples of parental practices that have made our Little Learners staff feel appreciated and supported. Many of these positive examples are based on actual experiences with some of our highly supportive families that help us meet our mission of “Where home child care nurturing meets center teaching...we believe should be nurtured then taught” We hope you strive to be yet another highly supportive Little Learners Family!

​"Infant Garden" (6 weeks to 15 months)

 

-Limited openings

 

This room is to foster the daily development of infant minds and bodies. When your little one starts the learning journey with us we'll work with you to make the transition a smooth and happy time, creating a strong bond and a setting that feels like family.

-1:4 Staff to Child Ratio

​"Waddling 1's Jungle" (12 months to 24 months)

 

-Limited openings

 

This room is to bridge the gap between the babies and the toddlers.  Waddlers focus is to work on developmental milestones while exploring the room and the worlds.  Helping them gain Independence and free range of motion. 

-1:7 (if not under 16 months present) Staff to Child Ratio

"2's Forest" (24 months to 36+ working on potty training)  

-Now Enrolling

 

When your child is all over the place, they're discovering their world. Toddlers learn best in safe, loving places where they can explore, in their own way. The activities for this age group are built around toddlers' limitless curiosity and their natural desire to push boundaries.

-1:7 Staff to Child Ratio

"Owl-ays" Learning Pre-schoolers  and Preschool Circus
(33 months (fully potty trained) to first day of Kindergarten)

 

-Limited openings.

 

Full preschool curriculum and lesson plans based upon school readiness and Parent Aware rating.  Child guided actitivies with intentional learning built in. Large focus on building character traits and social emotional development

-1:10 Staff to Child Ratio

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