A Caring, Christian Environment That’s Conveniently Located

Wee Pals is based on the idea that children continually learn by acting upon, and interacting with the world around them. The process of learning occurs naturally and within a nurturing and stimulating environment.

At Wee Pals child care center, we believe that the early childhood years are the most important years in life. What they learn when they are young will profoundly affect how they will live when they are older. 

Our mission, as a non-profit corporation, is to provide high-quality child care focusing on child development through a stimulating environment, age-appropriate activities, and opportunities for children to learn about themselves, God and the world.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

To accomplish our mission, we seek safe, healthy and nurturing care in an environment to the development of each child.

– warmth, affection and caring will be offered so children know they are a special individual
– care giving routines will be consistent so the child can develop trust in the caregiver and the program
– create a school family that cares for one another by keeping everyone safe

Wee Pals is based on the idea that children continually learn by acting upon, and interacting with the world around them. The process of learning occurs naturally and within a nurturing and stimulating environment.

At wee pals child care center, we believe that the early childhood years are the most important years in life. what they learn when they are young will profoundly affect how they will live when they are older. 

Our mission, as a non-profit corporation, is to provide high-quality child care focusing on child development through a stimulating environment, age-appropriate activities, and opportunities for children to learn about themselves, God and the world.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

To accomplish our mission, we seek safe, healthy and nurturing care in an environment to the development of each child.

– warmth, affection and caring will be offered so children know they are a special individual
– care giving routines will be consistent so the child can develop trust in the caregiver and the program
– create a school family that cares for one another by keeping everyone safe

To provide a program for development, implementation, and evaluation of each child’s cognitive, social, emotional, language spiritual, and motor skills:

– Staff will continually plan for individual needs and evaluate progress of each child during the year through assessment and regular observations

– Observations will be shared with a child’s family twice each year during conferences

– Staff will care for each child’s unique individual needs

To provide a program for development, implementation, and evaluation of each child’s cognitive, social, emotional, language spiritual, and motor skills:

– Staff will continually plan for individual needs and evaluate progress of each child during the year through assessment and regular observations

– Observations will be shared with a child’s family twice each year during conferences

– Staff will care for each child’s unique individual needs

To provide a learning environment for staff and parents to learn about the needs and behaviors of individual children:

– Every experience a child has will be considered a learning experience

– Embracing conflict as an opportunity to teach

– Staff are offered continuing education on early childhood development

To affirm that God created everything – He sent His son Jesus to teach us to love one another and we use God’s name appropriately:

– Children will join in prayer before meals

– We will celebrate His love through songs and stories

To provide a supportive environment for parents:

– Parents will be informed daily of child’s activities

– Parents are welcome to observe the program and share ideas

Wee Pals is proud to offer the following in our program:

– Conscience discipline – A brain based social emotional program that builds relationships

S.M.A.R.T. – Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training
This develops and enhances the physiological readiness skills that children need

Building Their Tomorrows Today

We know there is no place like home, yet you can’t always be with your children. That’s why we strive to make parents comfortable when they entrust their little ones to our care. Good communication is key in cultivating that kind of trust. To do this, we:

Encourage strong parent/teacher relationships which nurtures both child and family

Keep parents in the know by utilizing monthly bulletin boards and newsletters, emails, the electronic app titled Brightwheel, and more!

Provide daily reports to parents of young children concerning meals, naps, diaper changes, and activities.

Continually train staff to understand child development and best practices

Prepare children for success in elementary school by teaching phonics, reading, and math skills in pre-kindergarten, on top of our solid preschool curriculum.

Work closely with several outside organizations, such as Fernbrook and ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education), to help children develop to their full potential.

What Parents Are Saying About Us

“I have had my children at Wee Pals for a year and a half. My daughter joined first when we were looking for a Preschool/Daycare facility. After taking the Wee Pals tour and meeting the staff, my daughter was so excited to start…”

Kiley Adams (2017)

“…All the staff look at each child as an individual with their own strengths and needs. My son has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges and handle him with grace. I love the feeling of family in the daycare center setting…”  

Michelle Lund (2017)

“…It is rewarding to see how happy my kids are at school. They are growing as individuals, and I am very thankful to the staff at Wee Pals for the grace and love they show my children. Wee Pals is an amazing facility, and I am so glad that we are there.”

The Owen Family (2017)

Address

560 Dunnell Drive
Owatonna, MN 55060

Fax

507-455-9137