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Welcome to Here We Grow

We are 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.

Time & Location

Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 6:45am-5:30pm.

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 38 total Toddler and Preschool children with no more than 17 Toddlers enrolled at one time.

Curriculum & Staff

  • We are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child Care Licensing Division.
  • 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 quarterly providing a time to collaborate with, set goals with, and connect with our families. Our site designed, state approved assessment tool based on the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress is used to celebrate children’s growth.


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.

Our Staff
Bonnie Murphy
Toddler Teacher
Friend of turtles and nature, Bonnie brings over 7 years of experience and an abundance of knowledge she’s too humble to claim. You can find her in boxes, buckets, and blanket forts; but one thing’s for sure, she’s always bending down to meet children at their perspective. 
Haylee Blauert
Preschool Teacher
Creative and always ready for a new adventure, Haylee draws on her experiences, from Kindergarten education and partnering with families as a nanny, to bridge the Preschool experience with the transition to Kindergarten through her development of our “Color Crew” (Ready for K) group. If you hear silence in the Preschool Room you will find her leading the kiddos in yoga and meditation.

BS Elementary and Early Childhood Education/MS Experiential Education

Nicole Fitzpatrick
Toddler Teacher
Kind and artistic, Nicole shares her love of all things Irish and creates a calm environment by keeping everything organized. If you hear a book being read, you can bet you’ll find 5 or 6 children on her lap at once, awaiting the next page.

AAS Early Childhood Education

Delilah DeLeon
Preschool Teacher
Jennifer Knudsvig
Assistant Director
Bio Coming Soon. 
Rose Shrader
Toddler Teacher
Bio Coming Soon.

Elizabeth Bangert
Bio Coming Soon.

BS Elementary Education

MS Educational Leadership

Matt Kuemper
Preschool Teacher
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