Here We Grow Early Childhood Center Mankato, MN


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Welcome to Here We Grow, a Christian, Reggio inspired early childhood center for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Our Toddler and Preschool rooms utilize an exploration based curriculum that works to meet state and national standards, however our hours of operation are longer than a traditional ECFE or Preschool Program, to provide a learning environment for working parents.
Here We Grow provides early childhood education for children ages 16 months – 5 years.

Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 6:45am-5:30pm.
We are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child Care Licensing Division.

Conveniently located 1.5 miles from Highway 14, our facility is located on 2 acres, providing an expansive fenced in outdoor area. Additionally, our 2 large rooms can accommodate 17 Toddlers and 21 Preschoolers.
Our staff are comprised of full-time members, fostering our value of consistency and developing family partnerships.
Our curriculum components are designed to help all children work towards developmental milestones set by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Department of Education. We value open lines of communication and family partnerships; as such parents will often find daily conversations about their child’s day a norm in our environment. Additionally, formal conferences are offered twice yearly using the Teaching Strategies Gold as a guide.
In order to provide security and peace of mind while you are away, our facility is protected by a key fob security system, allowing access only to parents and staff.