Daily Opportunities

Hope's Philosophy:

We believe that children learn through play and interaction with their peers. We have created an environment and curriculum to meet each child's developmental needs including social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth.

We believe that a child's development is greatly enhanced through parental involvement in his or her care and education. Hope provides and encourages participation throughout the year.


Our goals:

  • Develop and nurture friendships
  • Foster each child's sense of wonder
  • Provide multicultural experiences and environments
  • Maintain a warm, safe and friendly environment
  • Focus on the beauty and wonder of nature
  • Encourage problem solving and cooperative play,
         respect for each other, the world, our things and ourselves

 

Behavioral Guidance: We believe that children should make decisions, respect others, be aware of those around them, and play cooperatively.  It is our responsibility to provide opportunities for these skills to develop. We encourage children in positive play and use gentle redirection and positive modeling when addressing behavioral issues.

 

Daily Opportunities:

  • Time for individual play and learning
  • Opportunities for small and large muscle movement both indoor and outdoor
  • Small and large group discovery time
  • Music and creative arts
  • Science
  • Reading and story time

 

 Our daily schedule is a tentative schedule and is subject to change at times but is strongly encouraged to provide consistency in your child's day.


Hours of operation:
Hope provides quality childcare for ages 33 months to the first day of Kindergarten. We are open from 6:30am - 6:00pm. We strongly encourage that no child be here for more than nine hours a day.

In addition to our childcare program we also offer Preschool sessions
from 8:30-12:30 or 9:00-11:30 with options for your choice of 3, 4, or 5 day/week schedules.
We will try our best to accommodate other special circumstances outside of these time parameters.

Ratio: Our ratio for both childcare and preschool is required to be 1 teacher to 10 children, but we try to maintain 1 teacher to 9 children.
All children must be potty trained to attend Hope.

Teachers: All of our teachers meet and exceed teaching and assisting requirements by the State of Minnesota. Staff development is ongoing and all are First Aid and CPR trained.

There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee.