Day by Day Child Development Center has been "Building Bright Futures" since 1996. This locally owned and family operated licensed early childhood center provides care for infants 6 weeks old up to children entering Kindergarten. The center recently relocated to a BRAND NEW facility in Thomas Lake Center.
We proudly provide a small, family friendly atmosphere at one location with competitive tuition rates for full and part-time schedules. Drop-in care is available for those families that are registered and available on a space available basis. Day by Day Child Development Center offers small group sizes with low student to teacher ratios.
The center is licensed for 60 children (12 infants, 14 young toddlers, 14 older toddlers/young preschoolers, and 20 older preschoolers/PreKindergarten) through both the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health.
Day by Day Child Development Center is a place that recognizes each child's individual growth and will provide experiences to help the whole child develop to their fullest potential. The importance of a healthy self-concept is the essence of our early childhood facility. The licensed early childhood educated staff are committed to provide each child the necessary skills so that they can develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Every child is treated with dignity, respect, and is valued as a unique person capable of worthy ideas and actions.
The center offers infants individualized attention and care with the flexibility to follow each child's individual schedule. Baby sign language is utilized to enhance language and social interaction. Schedules and routines are slowly phased in for older infants to help make the transition to the next classroom at 16 months successful.
All classrooms follow a structured weekly theme/curriculum that incorporates age appropriate and culturally aware activities that include letter and number recognition, fine and gross motor skills, art, music, books, dramatic play, and science. Our structured teacher created curriculum offers classroom experiences that develop self-control, cooperation and communication yet still allows for flexibility among each individual child's needs. The skills taught in each classroom build upon prior experiences to enable the child to meet age appropriate developmental milestones.
Our Kindergarten Readiness Program is designed to develop the necessary skills as well as builds on the development of social, emotional, and motor skills to ensure that each child that graduates from our program is ready for the challenges they will face in Kindergarten and beyond. Kindergarten Readiness skill specifically include alphabet recognition of upper and lower case letters, letter sounds, writing, and all the necessary pre-reading skills,. Number recognition, counting, writing, and basic math skills are also taught. The Kindergarten Readiness program stresses the importance of problem solving skills to help each child develop and master the necessary self-help skills necessary to be successful in life.
In all classrooms, activities teach and reinforce the ideas of respect, responsibility, and accountability amongst oneself, friends, parents, teachers, and property. These include both teacher lead structured and child lead unstructured activities that focus on intellectual thinking, individual and cooperative play; development of social, emotional, self-help, and problem solving skills; utilizing sensory, science, blocks, manipulatives, books, music and dramatic play activities.
Since our mission is to provide a positive childcare experience for all children to grow and develop to their fullest potential. To respect each child by actively listening, loving, caring and teaching. To make our center an extension of your home by respecting each parent by listening to your concerns, problem solving, caring and loving their child. In addition, to encourage each staff member by developing, listening, caring, and valuing their ideas.
This is why we are not the largest center, but we are the best at what we do and our children and parents reap huge rewards from having a very stable and dedicated staff.
The center has both a dedicated indoor and outdoor play area built with safety in mind. The outdoor playground has age appropriated climbing equipment, rubber mulch, and padded artificial play turf. There is also an area for large muscle activity (running, ball playing, and trike riding). The indoor gym has climbing equipment, safety mats, areas for pretend play and a road around the room to run off excess energy or ride a trike.
Tuition assistance is available in conjunction with Dakota, Hennepin, Washington, and Ramsey Counties.
We utilized Pro-Care Childcare software to manage our day to operations and secure building access. All tuition is paid via credit card, or electronic funds transfer using Tuition Express, an online payment processing service that has enabled us to keep our rates low, with no childcare increases since Jan 2009.
Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.
|Report Date||Report Type|
|2016-08-05||Statement of Final Agency Decision|
|2016-06-28||Negative Action Order|
|2014-10-03||Reconsideration Response - Correction Order|
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