FAQs

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, some policies and procedures may have changed. Please contact one of our locations for updates.

We are open Monday through Friday from 6 am – 5:30 pm, 12 months a year.

Children of Tomorrow will be closed to honor the following holidays: New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We close at 4:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. We will be closed the Friday before Labor Day for our staff to prep and prepare for the upcoming school year. We will also be closed for 3 full days to attend workshops to enhance the knowledge of the staff; those days are generally the Thursday before Good Friday and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and Friday before Labor Day. If the holiday occurs on a Saturday, we will close on the Friday previous. Should the holiday fall on Sunday, we will close on Monday following the holiday. Full tuition is charged for these holiday weeks.

At times, emergencies such as severe weather can disrupt COT’s operations. Our main goal is to remain open as many business hours as possible while also taking into consideration the safety and security of everyone involved. In extreme cases, there may be a circumstance that may require COT to close, open late, or have an early dismissal. We will take into consideration what our local school districts, community, and state are choosing to do. The final decision will be left up to the management team of Children of Tomorrow.

Infant-1:4; Toddler-1:7; Preschool-1:10; Kindergarten and School age-1:15

Breakfast will be provided for the children who arrive between 6:00 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:00 a.m. and is finished at 8:00 a.m. promptly. Cold cereal, milk and juice will be provided. If you wish to bring a piece of fruit, yogurt or a bag of your own cereal your child can eat these items at this time. We serve two snacks a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Milk is served with one snack and fruit juice with the other. Children of Tomorrow has partnered with Premiere Kitchen Inc. to provide exceptional food service for the children in our care. In addition to being healthy and nutritious, the menus are interesting, flavorful and fun. They are also designed to expand children’s range of food experiences. Only whole grains are served and fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables are offered daily. All meals served meet the Child Care Food Program, Minnesota Department of Education guidelines and the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards. You may also bring your own cold lunch. We will provide the milk.

All staff at COT are provided and trained in CPR and first-aid.

The intellectual, physical, social, and emotional progress of each child will be documented in the child’s record and conveyed to the parents during conferences, which will be held in the fall and in the spring. Open communication is very important and is well respected. Our infant and toddler programs provide daily information reports regarding your child’s day. We also place quarterly “Parent Connect Calls.” This gives us a chance to address any concerns, what you like about the classroom, if are we meeting your expectations, how can we improve, and anything you would suggest to make things run more smoothly for your family.

YES! What a great day! Your child’s birthday is a time to celebrate! COT is making an effort to be a health conscience learning center. We will supply the birthday treat for you. A variety of recipes and projects are available for your child to choose from. We will then supply the classroom with all of the ingredients for the treat and the children will make it together. The teachers will be sure to make your child’s day memorable!

Each month we will have either on off site or on site field trip. You will need to sign a permission slip before your child is ever to leave the school. Transportation used on these field trips will be through the local bus company. Transportation of children on field trips will be in accordance with the Minnesota State Law. We often need chaperones on these field trips–anyone is welcome to join us. Please discuss it with your child’s teacher if you are planning to chaperone. If your child does not attend COT on a day we will be going on a Field Trip, your child may attend, but only with an adult chaperone or you will be charged for childcare during the time your child is in COT’s care. If you do not want your child to attend a particular field trip, please let your child’s teacher know. Your child will have the opportunity to join the eldest classroom that stays at the center during the field trip. If you wish to make alternative arrangements for your child this day, please let your classroom teacher know.

Parents of enrolled children may visit the center any time during the hours of operation. We encourage you to visit, unannounced, at any time. Stop in, visit your child, and join us in our activities. We simply ask that you take in to account the times when your child may be eating or napping before planning a visit. We believe parents are the most significant adults in a child’s life. We do everything possible to ensure parents’ involvement in our programs. We welcome all families to be a participant on our Parent Advisory Board. Watch for announcements for meetings.

No! We take pride in the learning environment provided at COT. Our Core Knowledge Curriculum is incorporated in all subject areas including: Language Arts, Math and Science. We further expand our curriculum with Fundations, Music, Spanish, Yoga, Computer and other fun activities that are mostly theme based. View our Curriculum page for more details.

All of our classrooms including toys are sprayed down and sanitized at least once a day. The changing tables and bathrooms are disinfected after each diaper change.

In order to keep our children, their families, and our staff, as healthy as possible, we require that any child with a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or contagious disease be kept at home and not return until they are 24 hours with no symptoms, fever free, fever reducing medicine free and if needed- taking an antibiotic for 24 hours. Our COVID-19 policies are updated weekly. Please contact one of our locations for more information.

Children of Tomorrow has a technology program called Tadpoles in our classrooms to enhance daily communication with parents. Our classrooms have iPads in which our teachers input information each day about the child’s meals, naps, bodily care and more! Our favorite part is sending and sharing pictures and videos easily to parents throughout the day. Parents are able to choose their method of communication through text, email, or using the Tadpole app themselves throughout the day. View our Communications page for more details.

We would love to answer any more questions you may have. Schedule a tour!

Our Locations

Chanhassen

1490 Lake Drive West
Chanhassen, MN 55317
952.448.7829

Waconia

410 East Tenth Street
Waconia, MN 55387
952.443.9900

Carver

4745 Dahlgren Rd
Carver, MN 55315
952.466.2603

Norwood Young America

316 W Hwy 212
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
952.467.2610

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