Infant care when you need it, as long as you need it.
Wait-list Child Care Please see pricing on "Traditional Care" tab
Minnesota is currently experiencing a "child care crisis" according to the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services. What this means for parents of infants or young toddlers, is that child care slots are increasingly hard to come by. Another reason for this; Minnesota leads industry quality measures by having a lower child to teacher ratio than many other states. While this is great for the youngest members of the family, it is not great in terms of accessibility.
After all the months spent waiting for baby to arrive and interviewing potential caregivers, parents often find a great fit, but that provider or center may not have space just yet. That's where we come in; we offer temporary waiting list placements for infants as you move up, with no long-term commitments required. Waiting-listed infants that attend Hour Kids will experience the same routines and quality care as our full-time children.
We are not just care, we are quality childcare.
Not only is Hour Kids staffed with early childhood professionals, but the Director is also the owner. More importantly, she is a mother. She understands that a sudden or short-term need for care should not mean quality has to be sacrificed.
Your child will not be just "watched" while you wait for your permanent slot, your child deserves to spend their time learning and engaging with with responsive, affectionate and safety-trained caregivers. Infancy is a critical period of brain development. Our infant program uses an age-appropriate, ASL and a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our classroom is designed to establish caregiver bonds and to positively promote all aspects of infant development, regardless of how long we get to enjoy your family!
Worrying about finding childcare is stressful, finding reliable temporary care is difficult. Hour Kids wants to help your family make a more seamless adjustment back to work, we can bridge the care gap you until your spot opens, or should you choose to secure a permanent spot with us, we are happy to have you and your little one!