Child Care Center

Learning Tree Development Center

Further Information: http://www.learningtreedevelopmentcenter.com

Learning Tree Development Center is licensed through the State of Minnesota to provide care for children ages 6 weeks - 12 years.

The center provides full time, full day and hourly care. Priority is given first to students of Normandale, then to faculty and staff, and finally the community. You do not have to be a student of Normandale to use our services.

Learning Tree provides a structured program within a play-based setting designed to meet the children's developmental needs. Children express their ideas and feelings through a well-rounded, developmentally appropriate curriculum which includes activities in art, music, language, math, science, writing, large motor, etc... A balance of active, quiet, individual and group activities assist the child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.

The center is staff by teachers who meet or exceed Minnesota Department of Licensing standards, Work Study students, and parent volunteers.

License capacity and child/staff ratios:

  • Infant Room: 6 weeks - 12 months
    Licensed for 7 children with a 1:2 ratio
  • Wobbler Room: 1 year olds
    Licensed for 9 children with a 1:4 ratio
  • Toddler Room: 2 year olds
    Licensed for 14 children with a 1:4 ratio
  • Preschool Room: 3 - 5 year olds
    Licensed for 25 children with a 1:7 ratio

Mission Statement:


To provide quality child care to all children regardless of race, creed or color by:

Providing a safe, caring environment

Providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum

Nurturing, guiding and empowering each child

Respecting each family's individual values, cultures and differences

Contact Information


Center Phone: 952-358-8613

Barb Watson, Director

Email:
barb.watson@normandale.edu