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Think Big Child Care

15271 Partridge St NW, Andover, MN

Costimate: $180/wk

Thank you for choosing Think Big Child Care. The most important aspect of my work is to provide a caring, consistent and educational environment in which to cater your child's happiness, development & self esteem.

Parents are also an important part of my program, and I seek to work in partnership with you. You are always welcome to visit during business hours. I invite you to join us for lunch, to play with your child and his/her friends, and to share a family tradition or talent. We all learn from these experiences and a strong link between home and Think Big Child Care nurtures a sense of security and well being in your child.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Think Big Child Care is:

To provide the highest quality care in a safe, welcoming Christian environment.

To provide families with a support in which to raise their young children.

To educate ourselves and one another in the many ways in which we are both similar and different, such as our culture, ethnicity, race, talents and values.

4 To build each child's self-esteem

Program Description

Think Big Child Care offers full and part- time care for children 6wks to five years of age. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. with a closing time of 5 p.m.

Provider's Biography

I have always had an interest in child care. From the age of 12, I was babysitting. I started my career off with a 2 month old boy. Little did I know that I would be with that family for 14 years. They had 4 children in that time, 3 boys and 1 girl. I was a date night sitter on Wednesdays and a full time nanny in the summer. I also stayed with them on weekends while parents went on vacation. They even stayed at my house once I was married. A few years later, I took in a 1 year old boy for a little over a year. Most of my experience comes from being a mother myself. I am a mom of 2 boys, 6 and 3 and have been married for 10 years.


Story behind Think Big Child Care

Even though I enjoy and cherish being home with my boys, I felt that I needed a higher purpose than just being the one that does the laundry, cooking and cleaning. Since I am home anyway, I love to teach, plan and organize and have the space, opening a home daycare seemed to be the perfect thing to do. I could provide a valuable service to working families, help contribute financially to the household, and still be home with my children.

PHILOSOPHY

Jessica's philosophy is based upon the respect for children, their cultural background, developmental level, natural curiosity, and learning styles. I believe children learn best through play. Although this is not a preschool, we will have school time where we learn science, math, spelling, art an more. I will support your child in a safe, nurturing environment that promotes positive self-image, independence, self-confidence and healthy living skills. I strive to provide children with the opportunities to participate in their environment with their whole beings.

My goal is to foster each child's natural urge to grow, discover and challenge him/herself. I believe that quality, educational group childcare is a positive and beneficial experience for children and families. Parents need to feel comfortable, informed, secure and involved in the care their child is receiving.

The atmosphere in my home is warm, calm and stimulating. Think Big Child Care is designed to promote the safety and well being of the children at their various stages of development. I value each child as an individual and work to provide an environment and experiences that encourage exploration, discovery and invention. Children are always learning about themselves and their world, whether snuggling in a lap, playing in the sandbox, listening to a story, engaging in dramatic play, painting, running or climbing. Every experience provides an opportunity for children to identify and express their feelings, assert themselves, listen to others, negotiate and resolve conflicts. I pay special attention to building self-esteem and promoting social relationships.

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Acorn Academy

1555 Constance Blvd NE, Andover, MN

Costimate: $202/wk

Acorn Academy Preschool in Ham Lake, MN, provides a safe, excellent preschool program that instills in children a love for school and a belief that they are loved, capable, and created by God for a special plan and purpose.
We offer half-day and extended day classes Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Tuesday/Thursday.

We use a learning center approach to curriculum to facilitate the development of the whole child (social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual). Children learn and grow through play. Our experienced and caring staff is committed to guiding and nurturing your child as s/he interacts and experiments within our safe and loving atmosphere. Our kids enjoy chapel every Wednesday and Thursday. We also offer music class with a licensed teacher once each week and Spanish class twice per week.

Our goals are bigger than helping children learn to count and read. While academic skills and preparation for kindergarten are important, the whole child is even more important. At Acorn Academy, we value and foster every part of learning. We look at the end goal - we want children to leave Acorn Academy with feelings of confidence and security, an excitement and love for learning, and faith that God is real and God is with them.

This means that in science, teaching children to experiment (wonder, ask questions, observe, try new things, and persevere) is more important than teaching them precisely why an experiment works. In literacy, building children's vocabulary, comprehension, and processing skills is more important than emphasizing vowel sounds and sight words. We emphasize conversation, discussion, and word play (rhyming, integration of letter sounds, songs and games) over rote memorization or lessons. In writing, allowing children space to practice their fine motor skills and opportunities to do so in a fun and engaging way will serve them better than sitting down together to do worksheets. In art, we value exploration, texture, creativity, and sensory experience (process) over crafts (product). As a Christian preschool we naturally intertwine a spiritual worldview throughout our daily interactions and activities.
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New Horizon Academy - Andover

13130 Riverdale Drive, Minneapolis, MN

Proudly Serving The Community For Over 7 Years

Our center is located conveniently in the Riverdale area off of Highway 10 and Round Lake Blvd on the border of Coon Rapids and Andover. We have been serving families since 2006. Our beautiful center has two infant rooms, two toddler rooms, three preschool rooms, one prekindergarten room, one school- age room, a great room for large motor play and two outdoor playground areas that are developmentally/age appropriate. We utilize a tool in each classroom for electronic communication throughout the day for our families. We are NAEYC accredited and hold a four star rating through the MN Parent Aware Ratings.

We provide before and after school transportation to the following elementary schools in the area:
-Crooked Lake Elementary
-Andover Elementary
-Franklin Elementary
-Lincoln Elementary
-Wilson Elementary
-Rum River Elementary
-Sand Creek Elementary

We provide care for:
Infant: 6 weeks to 18 months
Toddler: 18 months to 33 months
Preschool/Pre-kindergarten: 33 months to 5 years
School Age: K to 4th grade

This summer, New Horizon Academy can provide your child a safe environment to learn, play, and explore during those otherwise long summer days. Camp Discovery programs are led by teachers trained in safety, early education, compassion, and fun. Children are able to construct their own knowledge through themed fun learning experiences that include fieldtrips, community projects, sports and recreation, cooking and baking, arts and crafts, drama, gardening, guest speakers, science experiments, water play, and much, much, more. With these and other hands-on activities, children will enjoy the summer while building on what they learned throughout the year.

Join us for these amazing summer adventures!
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FAQs for finding preschools in Andover

What types of preschool can I find in Andover, MN?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Andover, MN. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Andover, MN for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Andover, MN?
When you begin looking for preschools in Andover, MN ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Andover, MN.
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There are currently 14 preschools in Andover, MN on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Andover, MN who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.