Learning Tree Development Center


Learning Tree Development Center

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 Week, 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 - 15 months:
     Licensed for 8 children with a 1:4 ratio   

Toddler Room: 16 months - 33 months:
     Licensed for 12 children with a 1:7 ratio

Preschool Room: 34 months - School-Age:
     Licensed for 20 children with a 1:10 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