What does "high quality" child care look like?

Contact Phone Email/Web Site Program Description
Community Christian School Preschool & Eagle’s Nest Childcare Center
1300 19th Ave SW Willmar, MN 56201
BoLynda Masseth
Eagle’s Nest Childcare
CCS Preschool
(320) 235-0592


Web Site
Willmar Community Christian School

CCS Preschool & Eagle’s Nest will provide all children with a God-centered child care and education program. CCS Preschool & Eagle’s Nest has a desire to glorify God in all things and to pursue quality in our program for each child’s needs and abilities. We will offer a Christian curriculum which will encourage social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. The Christian teachers will provide a safe, loving and comfortable environment for early learning.

Loving Arms Child Care Center & Preschool
1101 Willmar Ave. SW, Willmar, MN 56201
Chris Stark, Director
Beckie Brynjulfson, Asst. Director
320 235-7271


Web Site
Loving Arms Child Care Center

Loving Arms CCC is a fully licensed and accredited early childhood program serving children ages 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten. As an accredited center, we strive to offer the highest quality of care and early learning experiences for children. Our classrooms operate with low teacher-to-child ratios (Infants 1:3; Toddlers 1:5; Preschool 3’s 1:6; and pre-K 4-5’s 1:8).

As a ministry of Vinje Lutheran Church, our faith-based curriculum is incorporated into daily living and learning. Using Creative Curriculum as our foundational structure, teachers provide developmentally appropriate experiences to support a monthly study theme. For example, during a study on dinosaurs, preschool children baked a ‘choco-saurus’ cake which they ate for afternoon snack, learning about science and math through their baking activity.

We have two outdoor play spaces – a large muscle playground for riding tricycles, climbing, sand play and sliding; and a NEW NATURE CLASSROOM to encourage exploration and wonder. Features of our nature classroom include a garden bed, water play area, outdoor musical instruments, climbing stumps, balance beam, and “loose parts” for supporting imaginative play.

Stay ‘N Play Child Care Inc.
1707 18th St NE Willmar MN 56201
Kristin Jaquith 320-222-3084


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Stay 'N' Play Child Care Center

It is our mission at Stay ‘N Play to provide care for all children in a safe, caring, happy environment that will meet the needs and encourage growth and development for all children. We recognize that each child is unique and develops at an individual rate. We want to help each child reach their fullest potential.

Our programs assist in the development of emotionally, socially and physically healthy children. We cater to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. We offer year round preschool as well as nonschool day care. Our rates are flexible and we strive to meet the needs of every family.

Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA Child Care Center
2200 23rd Street NE Suite:0070, Willmar, MN 56201
Troy Peterson (320) 231-7050


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Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA
The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA is a very special place where adults and children gather on a daily basis to play and learn, see and do, observe and experience, explore and journey. The Childcare Center, in the Health and Human Services Building, is a licensed childcare center with space for 8 infants, 14 toddlers, and 42 preschoolers/school- age. Our teachers are qualified, certified, and attend on-going training. Teachers design curriculum around weekly themes, letters, numbers, and character values.Each room has learning centers like Reading, Art, Family Living, Small Manipulatives, and more, and daily plans provide time for outdoor activities in a child-friendly playground. The Childcare Center accepts Childcare Assistance Funding and may be able to provide scholarships and sliding fees with funds from the United Way and the YMCA Partners with Youth Program. Be assured that we always treat children in our care with kindness and respect. Our staff are all trained to use Positive Behavior Guidance methods to gently guide disruptive children, and to reinforce and praise children making good behavior choices. Stop on out to our facility or give us a call and let the Y care for your child as much as you do.
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