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What is La Crèche?

La Crèche is a French word meaning “day nursery”.

Scientists use the word “La Crèche” to describe a group of penguin chicks that gather together while their parents are “at work” hunting for food. La Crèche philosophy of working with children is much the same as the work of the penguins.


La Creche

La Crèche Early Childhood Centers, Inc.

This private, non-profit corporation began in 1969. With locations in both north and south Minneapolis, two community-based centers offer parents the opportunity to work, finish school or receive job training and further education secure in the knowledge that their child(ren) ages six weeks to six years are well cared for.

In order to provide an atmosphere for educational growth, the curriculum emphasizes positive self-identity, cognitive skills, language arts, small and gross motor skills activities. The facilities are clean, bright, cheerful, safe, and fully equipped to stimulate each child’s creativity. La Crèche stresses the total enrichment and depth of experiences of each child. Children are encouraged to develop a sense of “self,” to ask questions, to observe, and to search for answers.

La Creche North

Hours of Operation
7:00am – 6:00pm

Address
1800 Olson Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Phone Number
612.377.1786

Executive Director
Phyllis Sloan

Head Start Program Options Available
Full Day

Established
1989

 

La Creche Oliver

Hours of operation
7:00am – 5:30pm

Address
1120 Oliver Ave N,
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Phone Number
612.521.4423

Executive Director
Phyllis Sloan

Head Start Program Options Available
EHS Full Day

Established
2016

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