Investing in Your Child’s Future

Investing in Your
Child’s Future

“The staff are wonderful and it is a comfortable environment!"

- Janet S

Preschool Program | 33 months - Kinder | Serving Owatonna, MN

Meeting Your Child “Where
They Are” in Their Learning

We have three preschool classrooms, and thoughtfully place your child with peers at the same developmental pace. This way, we can comfortably “meet your child where they are at” in their learning, ensuring they flourish and thrive.

Creative Arts & Crafts Up to
Three Times a Week

Extra time is made for self-expression now, with crafts and painting throughout the week. Our preschool classroom walls are covered with the latest artwork from our enthusiastic little artists!

Directed Dramatic Play That Develops Leadership
and Listening Skills

Daily dramatic play and dress-up often tie into a theme, like scuba divers in a submarine. While your child happily plays with others, taking turns leading the play, following each other’s or the teacher’s lead, they develop leadership and listening skills.

Learning Practical Life Skills Like Putting Things Away and Tidying

Simple age-appropriate chores are given so that your little one can participate and help out. Your child will soon happily be making their snacks, helping to clean, be putting things away where they belong, and tidying up too.

Themed Math & Science Explorations with Worksheets

While keeping math and science experiments, hands-on, exploratory, and interactive, your child is now ready to follow-up with worksheets. Age-appropriate worksheets prepare them for school and are a fun way to elaborate on the themes of any science and math activities.

Music & Movement Daily

Children respond wonderfully well to music, which enhances their learning. By dancing, playing instruments, and singing, your child, easily incorporates rhythm, vocalization, and physical development
into their day-to-day.

More Advanced Reading
& Writing Skills

First by mastering their name, then other letters and numbers, your child is practicing letter recognition and their handwriting skills every day. Step-by-step, your child progresses in reading and writing and is getting Kindergarten ready.

Championing Your Child’s Accomplishments with
Progress Reports

Teachers develop personalized lesson plans according to your child’s portfolio. We review their progress with you at conferences held twice a year, and we are happy to discuss your child’s academic progress at any time.

Our Core Values and Behaviors

Faith

BELIEVE ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH CHRIST

Knowing God has a plan and purpose for each life

Respect

TREAT OTHERS HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED

Being aware of others individuality

Unity

WORKING TOGETHER

Complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses

Integrity

HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY

Always do the right thing

Thriving

WE MAKE MORAL DECISIONS

We pursue personal growth

An Individualized
Learning Curriculum

Our curriculum is individualized to meet your child’s unique needs. Our curriculum includes:

Co-Teaching For An
Extra Set of Hands

Although not required, we’ve added a third teacher to every classroom, as an extra set of hands. Your child deserves this extra help, attention, love, and support.

Keeping Classrooms Clean with An On-Site Housekeeper and a Nightly Cleaning Service

Your child’s classroom is kept clean, orderly, and organized. The hallways smell wonderfully fresh. Our on-site housekeeper cleans all of the toys from each classroom weekly, and a cleaning service deep cleans every night.

Teaching Your Child Safety Every Day

Proactive and preventative safety practices are shown to your child daily. We aspire to fun and creative ways for kids to learn to follow safety rules, like songs, picture reminders, and more.

Security Measures Like
Video Surveillance

A secure entrance, fenced-in playgrounds, and video surveillance are precautionary measures that keep your child safe.

Outdoor Playtime at the
Spacious Manthey Park

Your child will play outside in the open with their friends in the big park nearby. We walk to the park, a couple of blocks away, once or twice a week.

In-House Guests and Special
Events at No Extra Cost

Visits from community members, such as the fire department, Riverbend nature center, and the Rad Zoo, engage your child in their community. We host such in-house guest and special events at no extra cost to you.

Testimonials

"This is a wonderful place"

Wonderful center for children. My son has been there for two weeks and he’s been talking so much and absolutely loves it there. This is a wonderful place.

– Brianna S

"He has learned a lot of things"

I have been bringing my son to Cedar Kids for a year and a half and he loves it! He has learned a lot of things that will help him to be ready for preschool and kindergarten! The staff are wonderful and it is a comfortable environment! I love all the crafts they do and also love the app that tells you what they did throughout which sometimes includes pictures! I would definitely recommend this center for child care!

– Janet S

" I always know she is safe and learning!"

Wonderful place. I always know she is safe and learning! Overly ready for preschool when it's time & learns/sings/prays about Jesus

– Elizabeth W

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