Child Care

First Step uses the most current, proven methods to ensure children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.

3 Reasons to Choose First Step Early Learning Education Center:

Education Philosophy

Children thrive using Creative Curriculum® , designed to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become confident, happy and fully prepared to start Kindergarten. We incorporate enrichment activities such as music, yoga, foreign language and field trips to meet the individual needs to each child. Teachers assess children’s development through the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and provide feedback to caregivers in semi-annual conferences.

Commitment to Excellence

Our staff adhere to the top standards of training and supervision to maintain our Parent Aware 4 Star Rating and National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation. We know children do best with consistency, our staff have a combined total of 51 years serving children in First Step, and they also provide cultural diversity and individualized lesson planning.

What Parents are saying about us….

“We shopped around for childcare and found that First Step was affordable, but more importantly, gave us peace of mind that our son was in a smaller center with qualified, caring teachers. He’s now in the preschool classroom and we’re thrilled by what he learns every day!”

“We had been struggling to manage our older son’s behaviors at home once his sister was born, after 3 months in the Toddler Classroom, he was gentler with her, using his words to communicate and following directions so much better!”

“I love getting smiley pictures of my baby and seeing her artwork each week, I get a thorough update when I come to pick her up, so I know that she is having a great day away from Mom!”

Prospect Park Neighborhood
3036 University Ave SE
Minneapolis MN 55414
M – F | 7:00am – 6:00pm
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Contact Us:

Bea Pfeiffer, Program Manager
P. 612.877.7821 | F. 612.617.0193

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