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On-Campus Child Care/Early Learning Center

Saint Paul College is one of the few metro Colleges which offers on-campus care for children 6 weeks of age to the first day of Kindergarten. Our child care/early learning center is available for students and staff of the College, and is operated by the highly regarded YWCA.

Ages
Children 6 weeks of age to the first day of Kindergarten.

Hours of Operation
The Early Learning Center hours of operation are subject to change based on enrollment/occupancy of the center, school breaks and Summer Term:

          Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
          Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Rates

Full-time, part-time and daily rates are available. The staff will work with you to explore funding options for child care.

Tours and Registration
Drop-in or call. There is a 15 minute parking area on the west side of the College for your convenience. Emergency and health forms are required prior to the child(ren)’s first day. Limited space available for each age group.

How to contact us
Call 651.846.1581, e-mail Child Care or drop by!

Program/Curriculum

While parents attend school, their children are being cared for in a licensed and accredited center by a professional team of early childhood educators. A primary goal of YWCA is to provide age-appropriate learning and school-readiness skills to the children we serve. Learning takes place in a child focused environment where exceptional st​aff-to-child ratios help to ensure quality care.

Now called the Early Learning Center, the Center provides care that enhances the emotional, social, physical and intellectual development of each child and strives to help each child gain confidence and self-esteem while learning to function in a group. We believe that children learn through their play situations as well as through a structured environment.

The Center consists of three large rooms, as well as an outdoor, fenced play area for children. The staff are hired by YWCA. Children receive breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Parents are welcome to visit the center at any time and observe and/or participate in room activities.