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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality care, while promoting positive, community-focused early learning experiences.

Our philosophy

We are committed to embracing individual uniqueness, nurturing a positive self concept, assisting in building secure, trusting relationships and inspiring children’s natural desire to play, explore, discover and learn. ​​Children learn best when all their needs are met and they feel happy and healthy. Each child reaches their developmental milestones and learns at their own pace, at their own time and from their own perception of the world. Learning takes place through play, exploration, meaningful activities and positive interaction with peers and compassionate adults. 

Our teachers are chosen for their ability to nurture and provide individualized attention, responding to children with kind words, a comforting hug and a reassuring smile when needed. A trusting partnership between you and your child's teacher is extremely important in providing your child with the best care and early learning experiences possible. 

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As your child's first and most important teacher, you play a big part in how well your child does in our program.




Working together is the most effective way to provide the best care and early learning experiences .

About Us


Learning to Grow Academy is a locally owned daycare and preschool center, serving infant, toddler and preschool age children. We are driven by our belief that all children deserve quality care and developmentally appropriate learning experiences in a safe, secure and loving environment. We believe every child is a unique, capable and amazing individual, and it truly takes a village. We strive to be more than just a place where families drop off and pick up their children each day. Our goal is to strengthen our program by working side by side with you, our staff and other members of the community

Learning to Grow Academy evolved from Learning to Grow Childcare, a home-based daycare started in Saint Paul in 2012. Our experiences with the amazing families we served inspired us to launch an Infant child care center in Minneapolis in 2016.  In our initial location, we soon added a toddler room to accommodate families who loved our program and wanted their children to continue with us. In 2018, we moved to our permanent facility in Edina where we are thrilled to have the capacity to serve families with infants, toddlers and preschool age children. 

Closing our initial center in 2018 was a difficult decision. While this was a disappointment to the families we served, this was something we felt we had to do to maintain the quality of our program. Making sure children are safe, secure and receiving the quality of care we promise families is very important to us. We continue fulfilling that promise every day and invite you to stop by for a visit.


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