Toddler Child Care
Toddler Child Care Near Me in New Prague and Belle Plaine
Memories & Milestones Academy provides high-quality child care for toddlers in our Belle Plaine and New Prague communities.
We welcome you to visit our toddler classroom to see toddlers learning self-help skills, singing and dancing, participating at group time, learning with all five senses, playing outside, mastering potty-training and exploring the world that surrounds them.
You & Your Toddler Will Love Our Academy!
- Give your toddler the special child care they need for their age.
- Together, we help your toddler achieve their important developmental milestones.
- Your child will spend the day with employees who genuinely care and connect.
- Our toddler classrooms offer a welcoming, fun, and clean environment for your child.
- Your toddler will enjoy regular, supervised outdoor play to run, jump and have fun!
- Your whole family will enjoy the behavior benefits of a structured daily routine.
- We work as a team with you in the potty training process.
- Save time with nutritious and delicious balanced meals and snacks included.
- Stay connected to your toddler 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.
More About Our Toddler Child Care
Give your toddler the special child care they need for their age.
Toddlers’ needs are unique, and we understand this. Your child will learn and play alongside other toddlers with teachers who love everything about toddlers. Our toddlers enjoy daily outdoor play, snacks, warm meals, and age-appropriate learning activities with children the same age in our toddler classrooms.
Throughout the year, we have special activities like magicians, bounce houses, themed days (for example; movies and splash/water) and holiday events. So many fun activities to ensure socialization!
Together, we help your toddler achieve important milestones.
We use the popular, research-based Creative Curriculum® to ensure your toddler learns the appropriate academic and social skills for their age. For example, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, sharing toys, and learning to use the potty are important toddler milestones. When your toddler reaches preschool age, they’ll be automatically enrolled in our preschool at Memories & Milestones Academy.
Your child will spend the day with employees who care and connect.
Our employees form close bonds with toddlers. We hire people who genuinely care about kids and know how to teach age-appropriate lessons. With one teacher for every seven toddlers, your child will enjoy plenty of personal, individualized attention throughout each day.
Our toddler classrooms offer a welcoming, fun, and clean environment for your child.
We’ve designed and built our academy buildings with a focus on kids. 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. All of our employees are involved in our cleaning and sanitizing process. Additionally, we follow all COVID-related protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Your toddler will enjoy regular, supervised outdoor play to run, jump and have fun!
Who loves to go outside? We do! The fresh air and mother nature are wonderful for toddlers. Weather permitting, we go out every day. We follow guidelines set by our Health Nurse to determine when the weather is too cold or too hot for toddlers on a given day. Your toddler will also enjoy special outside activities throughout the year.
Your whole family will enjoy the behavior benefits of daily structure.
A daily routine allows your toddler and you to make the most of each day. By creating a daily structure, your child learns what they should be doing and when. Daily structure means fewer meltdowns for you and more focused, age-appropriate learning for your toddler.
We work as a team with you in the potty training process.
Learning the ins and outs of potty training is a crucial toddler milestone achievement. We work with you to make sure potty training goes smoothly.
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 child is happy and nourished, and 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 toddler 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 toddler 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 Toddler Day Care Program
What toddler ages do you serve?
Children 16 months – 33 months are toddlers 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 for our toddlers’ daily activities. It is both research-based and developmentally appropriate.
What is your Toodler classroom size?
We have 1 employee for every 7 toddlers.
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 regularly 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.