Infant Child Care
Infant child care near me in New Prague and Belle Plaine, MN
Memories & Milestones Academy provides a high-quality infant child care program for children in our Belle Plaine and New Prague communities.
We welcome you to visit our infant child care to see our loving employees help infants achieve age-appropriate milestones. From mastering sitting up to crawling, we’re within arms reach caring for infants.
You & Your Infant Will Love Our Academy!
- Give your infant the special child care they need for their age.
- Together, we help your infant achieve their important developmental milestones.
- Your child will spend the day with employees who genuinely care and connect.
- Our infant child care area is a welcoming, fun, and clean environment for your child.
- Your whole family will enjoy the behavior benefits of a structured daily routine.
- Save time with nutritious and delicious balanced meals and snacks included.
- Stay connected to your infant and our team during the day with easy virtual tools.
- We’re Parent Aware-rated (4 out of 4), state-licensed, and nationally-accredited.
- Plan your schedule with confidence! We’re open Monday-Friday 6:30 am – 5:30 pm and only closed ten planned days annually.
Tell Me More about Infant Child Care
Give your infant the special child care they need for their age.
Infants’ needs are unique, and we understand this. We have infant-specific classrooms to keep your child safe and secure all day long. With one adult per 4 infants, your child will get the attention they deserve.
Throughout the year, we have special activities like magicians, bounce houses, and holiday events. We engage infants as much as developmentally appropriate in these activities so they gain the same experiences as older children. So many fun activities to ensure socialization!
Your infant will spend the day with employees who care and connect.
Our employees form close bonds with infants. We hire people who truly care about kids and know how to teach age-appropriate skills.
Together, we help your infant achieve important milestones.
We use research-based practices to make sure your infant learns age-appropriate skills. For example, rolling over, crawling, and eating are important to your infant’s development.
Your whole family will enjoy the behavior benefits of daily structure.
A daily routine allows your infant and you to make the most of each day. By creating a daily structure, your infant learns a sense of time and when things are going to happen. This means less fussiness and more flexibility for you and developmentally appropriate growth for your infant.
Who loves to go outside? We do! When the weather cooperates, and if your infant is up for it then we’ll go outside. Infants get to look around and enjoy everything nature has to offer.
Your infant will enjoy a welcoming, clean and safe environment.
We’ve built our academy buildings with a focus on kids of all sizes, including infants. It’s bright, colorful, and clean at Memories & Milestones Academy. We have a rigorous cleaning process and sanitize with hospital-grade products on a regular and scheduled basis.
Save time with nutritious and delicious balanced meals and snacks included.
There’s no need to pack meals when you attend Memories & Milestones Academy. We provide a nutritious and delicious breakfast, lunch, and snack every day. Your infant is well-fed plus you save time and money.
Plan your schedule with confidence! We’re only closed ten pre-planned days annually.
We’re open Monday-Friday from 6:30 am – 5:30 pm. The ten days that we are closed annually are announced in advance for your convenience. You can rely on us for child care.
We’re Parent Aware-rated (4 out of 4), state-licensed, and nationally-accredited.
Families all around the New Prague and Belle Plaine area give our Academy top marks. We’ve earned the highest possible rating from Parent Aware and achieved national accreditation by meeting NAEYC’s 10 standards for high-quality early childhood education.
Stay connected to your infant and our team during the day.
We use virtual tools to connect with parents daily. You’ll know what’s going on with your child and have the opportunity to celebrate recent achievements. It also allows you to ask our teachers questions. Through our LifeCubby app, teachers can enter daily routines, upload pictures, and share information for parents to see throughout each day.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Infant Child Care Program
What infant ages do you serve?
Children 6 weeks – 15 months are infants at our Academy.
What are your hours?
We are open Monday-Friday, 6:30 am – 5:30 pm. Do you close unexpectedly? No. You can rely on us. We are only closed ten planned days each year.
Do you offer part-time schedules?
Yes. If you need care less than five days, we offer two-day and three-day contracted schedules. Each day you may utilize 10 hours of child care/preschool.
What curriculum do you use at Memories & Milestones Academy?
We use Creative Curriculum® to guide us as we plan individual goals for each infant. It is both research-based and developmentally appropriate.
What is your Toodler classroom size?
We have 1 employee for every 4 infants.
Do you offer military discounts?
Yes, we accept NACCRRA. Thank you for serving our country. We appreciate everything you do.
Do you accept MN child care assistance?
Yes. We are approved to receive payments from the State of Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program.
Are you licensed?
Yes, we have a license from the MN State Department of Human Services and the MN Department of Health. We are also top-rated by Parent Aware and nationally accredited by NAEYC. We believe in exceeding rules and regulations.
Are you Parent Aware rated?
Yes, we are 4 out of 4 star Parent Aware Rated. We do accept Pathway I scholarships. Ask us about Pathway II scholarship availability.
Do your employees have educational degrees?
Yes, some of our employees do hold an Education degree. We meet and/or exceed MN State requirements. We also offer ongoing training and materials for all employees.
What about cleanliness?
Cleanliness is super important. We clean and sanitize on a regular scheduled basis. All our employees are involved in our cleaning and sanitizing process. We are germ aware and have always washed hands, covered coughs, cleaned, sanitized, etc., numerous times each day. Additionally, we follow all COVID-related protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy.