NORTHEAST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Hours:

7:30-5:30, Monday through Friday

  • On major bus line
  • Free parking all day
  • Bright Wheel mobile app for parents

Rates:

  • Infants: $399 week
  • Toddlers: $320 week
  • Preschool: $299 week

Registration fee: $100 non refundable

What makes NECDC special?

We are proud to provide children with a learning environment that is safe, welcoming, educational and fun.

  • Full time food service manager who makes all meals from scratch that are healthy and nutritious. All food is low salt/sugar with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Newly remodeled center with all new learning environments in a home-like environment.
  • Warm, nurturing educators are all passionate, highly experienced and responsive, so you know your child is getting the best education possible.
  • Teachers use positive behavior techniques by engaging children with helpful learning experiences through research-based methods and strategies.
  • Teachers focus on each child’s physical development and wellness with opportunities to build large and small muscle skills, strength, stamina and knowledge to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • Teachers design learning centers that challenge your child’s mental processes needed to think and understand a changing world including mathematics, science and social studies.

Infant Care

Our Infant program goes so far beyond regular daycare. Here, babies are made to feel safe, secure, and happy. This class gives warm, caring teachers an opportunity to bond and develop trust with little ones. Each child has a primary caregiver who will guide your child’s development and be your main point of contact   NECDC offers a safe, nurturing environment where children learn about themselves and their feelings. They develop relationships with caring teaching staff and with other children. Our goal is to make your baby feel safe and loved. This bond creates confidence in your child so that he or she will be ready and excited to learn new skills while in our care.

Moreover, we build a relationship with you and your family, prioritizing open communication so that we are working in partnership to promote the growth and development of your child. We use the Bright Wheel mobile application to stay in touch with you throughout the day, and we hold parent/teacher conferences two times a year to discuss your child’s progress toward age-appropriate developmental goals.

Our relationship with your child starts with routines, which helps infants feel safe and nurtured, and also helps them learn. We work with you to continue and support the schedule you have developed with your baby. Daily routines at NECDC include:

  • Hellos and Goodbyes
  • Diapering and Toileting
  • Eating and Mealtimes
  • Sleeping and Naptime
  • Getting Dressed

Your infant will also gain new skills through a variety of enrichment activities in a warm, nurturing classroom environment where they will:

  • Play with stimulating and educational toys
  • Dabble in art
  • Imitate and pretend
  • Enjoy stories and books
  • Taste and prepare food
  • Explore sand and water
  • Having fun with music and movement
  • Going outdoors

The Toddler Experience at NECDC

These energetic little ones are growing and learning, so we channel their energy into positive learning moments by giving them ample room to move and explore. Our toddler program builds upon our infant program by introducing new activities and learning opportunities that foster the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of your child. We use the Creative Curriculum, a play-based learning curriculum, in our toddler classrooms.                                                                               

Teachers encourage and guide toddlers toward the growth of their physical skills and emerging milestones through:

  • Stimulating classroom environments
  • Milestone-based curriculum
  • Immersive learning experiences
  • Educational toys and activities

Our curriculum is Creative Curriculum by Diane Trister Dodge.  This curriculum for toddlers will help your child extend his/her communication and social skills, learn new thinking skills and practice movement through play. Teachers develop lesson plans based on the emerging skills and interests of the children in their classrooms. There is also time in the day for child-initiated play and discovery. As in the Infant Program, we use the Bright Wheel mobile application to stay in touch with you throughout the day. We hold parent/teacher conferences two times a year to discuss your child’s progress toward age-appropriate developmental goals.

Your child will gain new skills through a variety of enrichment activities, engaging with teaching staff and socializing with one another while:

  • Playing with Toys
  • Dabbling in Art
  • Imitating and Pretending
  • Enjoying Stories and Books
  • Tasting and Preparing Food
  • Exploring Sand and Water
  • Having fun with Music and Movement
  • Going Outdoors

The Preschool Years - Why NECDC children are kindergarten successful

School readiness refers to more than just knowing the ABCs. We believe that children must also gain “ready to learn” skills, such as how to share information in a group, how to ask and answer questions, and how to solve problems and explore solutions. We take a holistic approach to early childhood education, addressing every aspect of a child’s development. NECDC classrooms engage children intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially and help prepare children to meet the expectations that both elementary school teachers and parents have for school readiness.

We encourage children to learn through hands-on exploration guided by teachers who inspire curiosity and creative thinking.

The result is well-rounded, confident children who possess the ability to solve problems, make decisions, and engage with others.                                                                                                                                      

NECDC’s preschool and pre-kindergarten program focuses on six aspects of children’s development: social-emotional, cognitive, physical and language/literacy. Our curriculum develops specific skills within each of these categories including:

  • Self awareness
  • Responsibility for self and others
  • Prosocial behavior
  • Learning and problem solving
  • Logical thinking
  • Listening and speaking
  • Reading and writing
  • Gross and fine motors skills   
Preschool and Pre-K children learn through play. We encourage children to develop their skills through activities in:
  • Blocks
  • Toys and Games
  • Dramatic Play
  • Art
  • Library
  • Writing Center
  • Sand and Water
  • Music and Movement
  • Cooking
  • Technology
  • Nature environments  

PARENT RESOURCES


Federal Civil Rights Law and USDA Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) [PDF] found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; Fax: (202) 690-7442; or Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


      


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Front Desk: 612-781-6011
Fax: 612-787-4001

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1700 Second Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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