Little Puzzlers prides ourselves on our low turnover rates of staff (our infant and toddler teachers have remained with our company for 10+ years, and our preschool teachers 5+ and 10+ years), which is so very important in early childhood. Developing attachments with consistent adults allow children to develop a sense of trust and to build healthy relationships. In a childcare setting, that can be difficult to find!Our infant teacher, Amy, has her BS in Child and Family Studies. As the toddler teacher, I have my BA in Psychology, and our preschool teacher Saria has her AAS degree in Early Childhood, an AAS Degree in Special Education, as well as her CDA! Whew!We are ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️Parent Aware rated, which is the highest rating awarded by the program. Families can use Parent Aware Star ratings to find programs using best practices that prepare children for kindergarten.And all of this: our years of experience, our university education, our continued education (yes, even after our earned degrees, we still attend workshops and seminars throughout the year!), and our maintaining of our star rating, is because we love children, and want to provide the best care possible for your little ones!
345 30th Ave NSaint Cloud, MN 56303
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Amazing Staff-Great Programs-Very Well Prepared Preschool Our son just started Kindergarten and had been at Kiddie Kove since the age of 3. Although there were a few teachers that left during that time, the turn over was very low compared to other centers. They hire part time students that have focus on early childhood development and lots of experience with different age children. The food choices have helped our son try new things and actually eat certain casseroles that we didn't realize he would eat. A few field trips are done per year and they are highly chaperoned and well planned. They do not do background checks on parents for those field trips so that would be something they could improve on, however there is plenty of Staff on hand at all times. Our son learned many sign language skills, many Spanish words/number/phrases, and greatly improved his self-help skills such as zippers, doing buttons, washing hands. In my opinion their Parent Aware rating is lower due to just being graded for the first time. I have seen them keep up to date on safety standards, cleanliness, curriculum, nutrition and arts. I would highly recommend Kiddie Kove. They are family owned, very caring, and they do a wonderful job loving and teaching children. Our Kindergartener is well adjusted, happy, smart and pretty outgoing thanks to being well prepared from Kiddie Kove..
Mary is a fabulous daycare provider! My son was reading before he entered kindergarten and was well prepared for the curriculum. She provides a nurturing, well structured, and clean environment that my son (1st grade now) still looks upon fondly. She is a wonderful lady and I fully recommend her.
I started working for little puzzlers after my first externship there and have now been employed with them for three years. I find that my fellow staff and I find our jobs very precious as we are working to nurture the minds of young children. All of our families have a place in our hearts and we love what we do to make each and every one of them feel important.
Wonderful teaching daycare and such a wonderful person Mary is! Wouldn't take our son anywhere else-he loves it there! Very organized and clean house-inside and out (hard to find for home daycares sadly!) great nutritious meals, very structured schedule for learning and play, trustworthy, open with communication, truly cares about your child! Can't say enough positives about her-we are blessed to have found her!
The curriculum they have is amazing with the different themes each week and the art that correlates with the theme!!!! The staff at little puzzlers truly shows they care for each child and always takes into consideration what the child needs and the best way to go about handling it!!!
The Gaetz Child Care Centers are amazing facilities. They teach, encourage, and help the children prepare for future schooling (kindergarten). They do this in a respectful, and calm manner. My kids have gone to a couple of different daycare centers, but this is the one I am sticking with. A lot of other centers curriculum isn't education based, but Gaetz Kiddie Kare has phenomenal teachers and staff. I easily rate this business with five stars.