Step By Step Montessori has locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. We provide programs for kids from 6 weeks old through 3rd grade/Kindergarten. We're open year round including the summer months and we provide a School Age program for kids through the third grade.

Contact Details

  City Chaska, MN
  Zip Code 55318
  Address 1485 White Oak Drv
  Phone Number (952) 368-4456

From Our Website

Step By Step Montessori and Child Care Centers is a private preschool which has served the Twin Cities Metro Area since 1991, with 8 locations throughout the western suburbs of Minneapolis including Brooklyn Park, Chaska, Corcoran, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Saint Anthony, Edina (Southdale) and Wayzata. All of our locations are accredited by APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment) and are 4-Star Parent Aware rated. We are the day care alternative for families looking for a Montessori program for the price of regular day care.

We accept enrollments anytime throughout the year in our Preschool and Child Care Center. To enroll your child simply fill out an application, one per child, and drop off at our school or email to [email protected] You can find our application form in the Enrollment area of our website or in the initial package of documents you received. A $100 non-refundable registration fee is required when you submit the application. Once your application is received our Director will follow up to confirm your child's start date.

Our trained staff has developed a program for the 16 months to 2 1/2 year olds that will assist your child in developing vocabulary, social relationships and self help skills in a warm, friendly environment. Toddlers work with materials to lengthen their attention span and to develop their concentration and coordination. Montessori learning at the toddler level fosters independence, enhances creativity and imagination and promotes good hygiene and good manners. Music, storytelling, arts and crafts, practical life skills including matching, sorting and pouring, large muscle coordination, naps and individual and group games are all important parts of the daily life for your child at Step By Step Montessori.

In the Step By Step infant program our first and foremost goal is to provide a safe, clean and peaceful child care environment. The emphasis is on stimulation and comfort for the very young child. Our philosophy utilizes an on-demand schedule which focuses on the child's need, our caregivers respond to your child based on their schedule, except for diaper changing which happens as needed or every 2 hours. Multiple caregivers within the classroom ensure continuity of child care as opposed to only one caregiver watching your child.

Inherent to the Step By Step classroom is the use of Montessori materials to allow children to explore practical life, sensory perception, reading and writing abilities, mathematical skills, geographical areas, and elements of botany and zoology as well as enrichment programs in music and foreign language. We believe fine arts are a part of the classroom curriculum and this strengthens the child's awareness of their own creativity and the diversity of others. Our goal is to help each child develop a positive self-image within this carefully planned environment.

Our summer session begins right after our academic year so there is no interruption in the program. The summer camp is available to all ages served by Step By Step Montessori. Along with our Montessori curriculum, our summers are filled with lots of field trips, in house events, bike and water days, swimming lessons, ice cream days and art projects. Our summer themes have included Exploring the World, Arts & Crafts, Fitness and Science and each theme stresses creative art programs and provides a happy, fun filled learning experience for all the children.