As a family who has been with DCLC for almost 5 years, I can with confidence, say that DCLC has been a fantastic experience. The staff are happy and care about the kids. It isn't just a place to drop your kids off during the day. It is a place where they are nurished and will flourish. My son was three months old when we started at DCLC and the staff knew I was a "helicopter mom". They invited me to come with my infant and stay in the room for as many days as I would like! It didn't take long before I realized that they do a great job. Now my son is in preschool and I am thrilled with what he is learning. He did very well on his screening exam and is already reading basic words! One of his teachers is bilingual (spanish and english) and his other preschool teacher has patience beyond what most teachers I have seen. The baby and toddler room are cozy and inviting. The gym is great for long winters! And the fenced in playground is very nice. The building also has secure entrances. Some of the building is older, but the program is modern in every way! It is part of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, but the daycare/preschool is open to all children and is non-denominational. The program is bible based, but not "over the top". My son has learned basic bible concepts and I believe it has helped make him a well rounded individual. I have always said, DCLC is the best kept secret in NE Mpls/Columbia Heights/New Brighton/Fridley area! Go check them out. Don't judge a book by it's cover. This one is a gem!
525 Huron Blvd SEMinneapolis, MN 55414
From Business: University KinderCare located at 525 Huron Blvd. South East in Minneapolis, MN is designed with your child's fun, health, safety, and childhood education in mind.
After checking with various in-home daycares and the usual other corporate names, the decision was pretty easy for us to send our infant into DCLC. We loved the staff right away (experienced, low turnover, CPR trained, happy to be there), the program (baby sign language & Spanish soon) and the facility (big gym, fenced playground). Rates are about average for the area, and they welcome all kids even though it is a Christian-based program (it is in a Lutheran church but isn't overly "preachy"). The building is getting older, but then again the cost of the building is covered by the church and not the school. Highly recommend.
The staff at Little Folks Daycare is so wonderful- I know I can trust them with my two kids. I don t worry about them during the day because I know they are busy learning and playing. I d definitely recommend them to any parent.