SMART START CHILDCARE AND LEARNING CENTER

14480 60th St N
Stillwater, MN 55082

SMART START CHILDCARE AND LEARNING CENTER

14480 60th St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

In business since: 2013
Total Employees: 2-10
Awards & Accreditations
Winner of the Best Childcare and Best Preschool award in the St. Croix River Valley.

LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: Active (Care.com verified on 11/1/2022)
This business has satisfied Minnesota's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on Minnesota's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements

Hours

Monday :
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday :
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday :
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday :
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday :
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Program Capacity:
70

Cost & Availability

Costimate
$249/week
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Full-Day
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Cash|
  • Credit Card

Ratings & Reviews

( 7)
Lynn S
12/02/2022
I give this a 0 rating. From personal experience with my daughter working here. The director makes her employees come in sick and bring their kids in sick. If you work there and have a child go there those kids are allowed to come in sick, exposing all other kids to a ton of illnesses. My daughters last straw was when she found out her son had been laying and crying on the floor most of the day. The did not take his temp because the teacher stated " due to not trusting their thermometer ". She had to ask them 3 times to take it and it was over 101. So now we can add child neglect once again to the list unprofessional actions by the director and owner. they already have one charge of child neglect from a year ago when they lost a child ( you can look up specifics with licensing) The have tried to bully her into coming in when she was sick or bringing in her son When he was sick This has happened with other employees also so not isolated at all. I went to write a review earlier and she threatened to fire my daughter at that time if I didn't take it down with in a hour. At that time my daughter needed a job so I took it down. This time she can't bully me into removing my review. Seriously not worth risking your child health and well being to have them at this center.
Kevin P
01/26/2022
Our daughter has been going to Smart Start for over 8 months now. All of her teachers and every staff member we've interacted with has been nothing but polite, professional, and caring. Our daughter smiles when she sees her teachers every day. They proactively communicate if they think something seems off with your child to make you aware, and are responsive to questions when asked. I've recommended Smart Start to anyone who asked and will continue to do so.
Kristen G
09/06/2018
We had such an amazing experience at Smart Start for our infant. The director was fantastic and the teachers took such great care of our son. They communicated well and we felt 100% comfortable with our child there!
LT
09/01/2017
Safe, clean, caring. I've recommended to others and will continue to do so.
Gina A
03/24/2017
Forgive me, Ms. Ford, I do not have any record of your visit at Smart Start nor do I have a resume on file or record of any email correspondence with you. I welcome the opportunity to connect with you and discuss your rating of Smart Start by phone or in person. And hope for the chance to make your experience a better one. Thank you, Gina Anderson, Owner
Chelsea G
03/20/2017
I have been very happy with this center for my kids. I have one child who has been there for about a year and a half and another who started at 4 months old, has been there about 6 months. I disagree with the other reviewer's comments about staff turnover. The teacher in the infant room (with my youngest) has been there for several years and there has been little turnover for my daughter's teachers in the 1.5 years she's been there. Most importantly, the teachers and aides all love the kids and are great with them. They teach them great skills - simple things like using a spoon and cup as a toddler to counting in Spanish and knowing some words in sign language.

I have checked out other centers and been amazed at the difference you can feel when you walk in. I was hesitant when we moved to the area about moving to a center after fairly positive experiences with home daycares, but I would highly recommend Smart Start.
LaShawnda F
11/07/2016
I would not recommend this childcare center for any child. The staff turnaround is non-stop because they are allowed to act like petty children and there is no confidentiality. Staff gossip about clients all the time.
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