At Today’s Life Schools & Child Care, we make it our mission to provide your child with an environment where he or she can learn, grow, and achieve their full potential. Our staff is highly trained to provide your child with a safe environment where his or her specific needs are met. At our childcare facility, we provide your child with the care and safety he or she deserves.
Our classroom is designed for toddlers, ages 16 months to 33 months, to explore, play, learn, and utilize all of their senses. Our environment is staged with distinct centers and comfortable spaces for both individual and group play. Toys for every developmental level are readily available in each area.
Our structured schedule allows children the comfort of knowing what to expect from a day at school. We do a daily group time where the children learn new information and practice colors, numbers, letters, and shapes. During this time of academic learning, children will also practice when to sit quietly, listen to the teacher, take turns, and when to have patience.
Each toddler’s emerging communication abilities allow him or her to interact with others and make his or her needs known. We teach sign language and encourage parents to use it at home. In order to engage your child, we create language experiences that are rich in play and imagination. We read stories, talk, play games, and make music together. Our Spanish language program exposes each child to the sounds and vocabulary of a second language and lays the foundation for language learning later on. Toddlers have a lot of energy, and as such, many of our activities are designed to help them get up and moving. Our activities include walking, running, and climbing on our indoor and outdoor play areas. We also strive to incorporate music and dance into our daily routines.
To encourage each toddler’s physical, mental, and social development, we do many different activities that explore sensory skills, dramatic play, art, dance, and large and small motor skills.
Our child care providers help your child work on potty training, independence, and self-help skills. The teachers at Today’s Life are constantly at the children’s level and engaging with them. We are always there to lovingly support each child and acknowledge his or her milestones.
Health and Safety
In order to ensure that all the children are being watched at all times, we maintain a safe ratio of one teacher per seven toddlers. As a requirement of our child care facility, all of our staff are trained in the necessary safety issues before they even start working with the children. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) are serious concerns, which is why our staff are trained before they are introduced to the classroom and must renew the training every year. During nap time, we also practice safe-sleep procedure. At Today’s Life we work hard to provide your child with the health and safety that he or she would have in their own home.
In addition to training in the necessary safety procedures, we also hold ourselves to high sanitation standards. To avoid the spread of germs and to keep your child as healthy as possible, we wash and sanitize our toys and equipment several times throughout the day.
Meals and Snacks
Nutrition is an important part of healthy growth and development. Today’s Life provides your child with a morning snack, a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack every day. We also work on improving your child’s independence and motor skills by helping him or her eat by themselves, use silverware, and drink from a cup without a lid. We also encourage children to practice keeping their area clean.
If you have any concerns about your child’s nutrition or you would like to request a special diet, please don’t hesitate to give us a call, as we would be more than happy to work something out.
As a parent, it’s hard for you to entrust your child’s care and wellbeing to someone else. At Today’s Life, we strive to ease your stress by providing you with daily reports about your son or daughter. You will be kept up-to-date on your child’s care and what he or she did that day. In addition to our daily reports, you will also have the chance to speak with the teacher in-depth about your child at our parent/teacher conferences that are held twice a year.
Aside from regular classroom learning, it’s good for your child to experience new things. As part of our enrichment program, your child will be exposed to Spanish, music, obstacle courses, and more! All of the activities in our enrichment program are available on a daily basis.
Are you interested in learning more about our toddler learning and education program? Click here or call us at (952) 358-2020 for Eden Prairie or (763) 951-2032 for Brooklyn Park!
Our facility offers a safe and nurturing environment for your toddler. Our experienced team is committed to providing the highest quality care and helping children reach developmental milestones, build social skills, improve self-confidence, and foster healthy independence.
Your toddler will participate in activities that can help them develop essential skills such as language, communication, problem solving and self control. Our program also offers a fun atmosphere that allows them to explore their world through play-based learning activities. Our curriculum includes social activities, free play activities, creativity and imagination activities, physical activity, and cooperative games.
Safety is always our top priority. All of our staff members have valid qualifications and are trained to care for young children. In addition, we've implemented strict policies regarding hygiene practices, the appropriate use of toys and learning tools, and outside visitors.
There are a few key factors to consider when choosing a toddler care program. The staff should be caring and knowledgeable about toddler development. They should have adequate training in early childhood education and safety protocols. The facility should be clean, safe, and offer activities that support the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of young children.
Poorly-run toddler care centers often have a low staff-to-child ratio, which can lead to unsafe conditions. Other "red flags" include a lack of age-appropriate activities, an unclean facility, and insufficient safety protocols. Caregivers in these low-quality programs often engage in unprofessional behavior such as verbal abuse. They may neglect the needs of those in their care. This is why it is important to read reviews and ask the right questions when searching for the right program.
Today's Life has a summer program fee, the cost varies each year based on planned activities and a yearly fee that is due each year in January.
Today's Life encourages parents and grandparents to stop by and visit at any time.
Today's Life does not provide transportation of any kind. All field trips and planned activities are in-house.
Daily care and well-being of each child at the center is communicated through an app throughout the day.
Toddlers are supervised at all times during their attendance at the center. Each room is designed so all children are visible without any obstruction by teachers and aides throughout the day.
The first step is to schedule a tour of the center and meet with the center director. If parents are interested in enrolling or hold a spot, we will require a registration fee and first week tuition to be paid. Parents will be given an enrollment agreement to sign and an enrollment packet to go home with.
Today's Life follows USDA guidelines for childcare centers and serves nutritious snacks and meals each day.