Q: Where is Today’s Life Schools & Childcare located?
We are located in Eden Prairie, MN, at 12901 Roberts Drive. Our phone number is (952) 358-2020.
Q. What are the hours and days of operation?
We are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Today's Life closes in observance of these major holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We close early at 4:00 p.m. on the following holidays: Good Friday, Christmas Eve Day and New Year's Eve Day.
Today's Life remains open the rest of the year during regular hours. We rarely close due to inclement weather and do not follow any school districts regarding weather or holidays.
Q. How do Today’s Life rates compare to other local childcare centers?
Today's Life Schools & Childcare is committed to providing the best value in education and premium care for every child. You will find our rates to be competitive, and in most cases, less expensive than other local centers.
Q: What is the educational level of the teachers?
Our child development teachers all have degrees in child development/early childhood education or have valid Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials, exceeding the qualifications set by state law. All of our quality staff members are fingerprinted and must pass a background check every 2 years.
Our staff is well trained and up-to-date on Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) classes before they even start working with the children and continue to renew the courses yearly. All staff is trained in first aid every 3 years and CPR every 2 years. Upon being hired, each child development teacher goes through a full orientation and two-week basic training program. In addition, each teacher receives 35 hours of in-service training every year to stay current on early childhood learning standards.
Our staff to child ratio — infants 1:4, toddlers 1:7 and preschool 1:10.
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Q: How are parents kept informed about their child’s progress?
We take great care to communicate with parents on a daily basis. In addition to a personal daily summary, our child development teachers send regular messages and monthly newsletters tokeep you up-to-date on your child’s classroom. Regular conferences give us time to talk in depth about your child’s progress, and your child’s teacher is always available to answer questions you may have.
Q: What ages does Today’s Life serve?
We serve infants at 6 weeks to children just as they enter kindergarten.
Click here to learn about Today’s Life’s superior infant, toddler, preschooler, pre-kindergarten, Spanish language, summer and enrichment programs.
Q: How does Today’s Life Spanish Language Program work?
Our toddler, preschool and pre-k groups have regular instruction and practice in Spanish. During regularly scheduled play and circle time activities, our Spanish language teacher converses with children in a natural way, encouraging them to experiment with new sounds, words and sentences. Some of Today’s Life graduates go on to enter Spanish immersion programs when they begin kindergarten. Whether you decide immersion is right for your family or not, all students benefit from Spanish language experiences that set the stage for advanced proficiency later in life.
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Q. How does the transition process work between classrooms?
Our program is designed to always be preparing your child for the next level. Our child development teachers work together, alongside parents, to ensure goals are met and your child is ready to transition when it is the right time.
At Today’s Life, we communicate with you well in advance that your child will begin the transition process to the next classroom. When your child is at the appropriate age, comfortable and ready for the next classroom, we will begin the transition process. A few months before he/she is officially in the next classroom, we start with your child visiting, and then spending half-days, until he/she is fully integrated.
Q. What will my child eat at Today’s Life?
Each day, we provide one healthy hot lunch and snacks in the morning and afternoon. A company that specializes in childcare and school programs caters our lunches. At your choice or for medical reasons, we gladly work with parents and children on special diets. Our menus change on a daily basis, every week and are rotated every month.
Until your baby is ready for regular table food, we will follow your own diet plan using your own food. Formula and all infant food is to be provided and prepared by the parents at home and brought to the center.
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Q. What happens if my child is sick?
Today’s Life follows the health guidelines of the State of Minnesota. If a child exhibits symptoms that suggest the presence of a communicable disease or a fever (100 degrees or higher), they are to remain home for the day. Full guidelines on sickness can be found in our handbook.Children who demonstrate such symptoms should be excluded from the childcare setting until 24 hours after symptoms have subsided or a physician has certified that they are not a threat to the health of other children.
If your child becomes ill at the center and we feel it would be better for him/her to be at home or see a doctor, we will contact you or the emergency contact person to come pick him/her up as soon as possible.
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