Especially for Children supplies care and education for young kids which enhances their emotional security and self-esteem, while stimulating their intellectual growth. We enable kids to explore and discover with their peers and with encouraging adults in a creative and safe environment.


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  City Albertville, MN
  Zip Code 55301
  Address 5600 Lacentre Avenue #114
  Phone Number (763) 497-0120

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At Especially for Children, we feel privileged to partner with you in promoting the growth and development of your child. Our caring and professional staff will develop meaningful relationships with your child-and with you. We seek to create a community where you can also connect with other families in this fun and busy time of life. We are a family and locally-owned organization, established in 1976. Especially for Children grew out of a dream that child care centers can provide the foundation for a child's love of learning and be an extension of a family.


Especially for Children's Toddler Program builds upon the 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. The Creative 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.


Especially for Children's Infant Program 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 to 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.


Our NAEYC Accredited, play-based program offers your child learning, growing and social experiences with peers and caring, qualified teaching staff each day. The daily program will include structured learning periods, active play periods, and self-initiated discovery periods. Young children learn from their daily interactions with the environment. A carefully planned, rich environment is the foundation for our child development programs. We use the criteria established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to guide us.


Especially for Children is excited to offer a Kindergarten Program for the 2020-21 school year at two of our locations: Eagan and Edina/Edinborough. Experienced and dedicated teachers will utilize The Creative Curriculum for Kindergarten to provide rich learning experiences for kindergarten students. This curriculum brings a research-based, whole child-focused approach to project-based learning. It is content-rich and hands-on, supporting students in developmentally appropriate ways to become active learners, who are creative, confident, and armed with lifelong critical thinking skills.