Hour Kids specializes in quality care, for a variety of child care needs. We can accommodate full-time, part-time, and non-traditional schedules, with an array of payment options to suit your budget. As a fully licensed center, we offer the same quality program as any other child development center. Aside from knowledgeable caring staff and a well-designed and clean facility, one of the biggest benefits that sets us apart is that we are typically open when other child care centers, school-district preschools and many in-home daycares are closed. We do not follow a school calendar, so we are open more days than most other care options.
We have the following care options for traditional care:
Daily flat rates (for 6 or more hours of care, up to a total of 9 hours per day)
3, 4 and 5 day rates
Hour Kids uses The Creative Curriculum and it is carried out by our qualified teachers in each classroom. The Creative Curriculum is designed to meet the academic and social/emotional needs of young children. Learning concepts are applied through intentional teaching, and an intentional learning space. The Creative Curriculum covers the following domains: Dramatic play, Social/Emotional Development, Pre-math, pre-literacy learning, language development, science, art, sensory and music exploration! In addition to structured learning we schedule free-play throughout the day in each classroom, We also have a fenced-in outside playground and an indoor large muscle room both provide space to move and play!
Infant Classroom - 12 months to 16 months
Infants will spend their time in an enriched, stimulating, classroom designed for maximum supervision and safety. Infant room staff provide developmentally appropriate educational experiences to meet infants' many needs. Infants receive individualized attention in a small group setting. We strive to provide excellent communication about your child's time with us through in person updates and an app we use to track daily care. Also, we have more one on one interaction and a higher quality of care because as the state infant care ratio is 1:4, our Infant room operates at 1:3.
Infant Hourly (for 1-5 hours of care) each hour is: $15 Infant Full Day (for 6-9 hours of care): $80 Infant 5 Day rate: Email Director@HourKidsMN.com for a quote!
Toddler Classroom - Ages 17 months to 33 months
Toddlers will be encouraged to explore in a safe and clean toddler-sized classroom. Toddlers will be engaged in self-directed learning, as well be provided with structured learning experiences like group time, stories, finger plays, table activities, music & movement experiences and open-ended art activities. Toddlers will experience one-on-one time throughout their day, as well as have many opportunities to engage in play with new and familiar friends. Our Toddler room focuses on creating predictable care routines and social emotional development.
Toddler Hourly (for 1-5 hours of care) each hour is: $13 Toddler full day (for 6-9 hours of care): $70 Toddler 5 Day rate: Email Director@HourKidsMN.com for a quote!
Preschool Classroom (POTTY TRAINED children, aged 33 months to summer before Kindergarten)
Preschoolers will have stimulating days full of learning academic concepts- yet they will be allowed plenty of time to be kids! Hour Kids incorporates self-directed and open-ended learning. With the Creative Curriculum our preschoolers will focus on pre-literacy skills, they will also begin to experiment with science, gain exposure to math concepts and have open-ended sensory and art opportunities. The preschool teachers will offer small group and whole group learning experiences with stories, songs, finger plays, fine motor activities, and large motor group games that will all be related to our monthly themes. Preschoolers will be guided and encouraged to develop their social emotional and self-help skills when they're with us.
Preschool Hourly (for 1-5 hours of care): $12 Preschool Full Day (for 6-9 hours of care): $65 Preschool 5 Day rate: Email Director@HourKidsMN.com for a quote!
School-age Classroom* (Ages 5 yrs to 7 yrs) *Please note, as of 1/1/2020 the max age accepted is 7 years old for after-school care. Our Distance Learning Pod is for children up to age 10 at the start of the 20-21 school year. Please see the Distance Learning Childcare page for learning pod details.
We can care for school-age children on release days as well as during winter break, spring break and summer break. Our school-age days are designed to meet the ages and interest of these older children. Parents can utilize our walk-in care option or reserve full days, half days or full weeks at a time. School-age children will participate in thematic activities twice a day on school release days. During the school year, we offer homework and literacy support. Hour Kids limits screen time to evening care and special center-wide viewing events.
School-Age Hourly (for 1-5 hours of care): $11 School-Age Full Day (for 6-9 hours of care): $55 School-Age 5 Day rate: Email Director@HourKidsMN.com for a quote!