The First 2000 Days of Life | More than Day Care

As respected leaders in our field for over 30 years, part of our mission is to ensure the importance of early childhood development continues to rise. Years past, vast research was not always focused on the importance of early childhood development. There were early pioneers in the field like Loris Malaguzzi, Maria Montessori, and Jean Piaget to name a few, who recognized caring for young children was not just simply time spent away from the home. Thankfully today, things have changed.

Research tells us how very important the first few years of life are. We now know, the foundations of optimum healthy, growth and neurodevelopment are established at this time. Today, care for children is expected to be a vital part of a child’s growth and development, which is exactly what it should be!

First 2000 Days of Life

If you have followed early childhood research, you have probably run across information regarding the first 2000 days of life. This is a crucial time in brain and body development. This is the reason why early childhood programs (and parents), work so hard to make strong connections, build trust, engage in conversation, make eye contact, provide proper nutrition, and offer enriched sensory experiences. These early experiences, literally wire a child’s brain for later health, cognitive and social emotional success! 

Social Emotional Health

Today we want ALL children to be in Child Care… NOT just Day Care. Day Care implies children are kept safe and content until their parents pick them up. Child Care (or Child Development) is much different! Child Development programs ensure children are connected to the adults that learn alongside them. They make sure children are interacting with other children to ensure social emotional health and growth. These programs offer thoughtful and nutritious meals, as well as ample outside time to grow healthy and strong bodies. Child development programs work to inspire children through wonder and discovery with rich experiences, ideas, and materials. This is what every child deserves.

Though not every family enrolls in of our Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers, we encourage every family to research fully where their child spends these precious first years. The world is now learning what we have always known in our hearts: the quality of this experience has a great impact on a child’s life. Every child deserves to be loved, comforted, laughed with, listened to, challenged, inspired, and honored.  This is exactly what a Child Development Program will offer.

Our wish is for every child to receive exactly this!

Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers

The Kinderberry Hill experience is about the sense of comfort and security you feel when your child is warmly greeted each morning by teachers and friends and the pride you feel in your child’s daily progress and accomplishments. When families visit us for the first time, they comment on how the look and feel of our school is unlike any other early childhood program they have seen. The only way to fully appreciate the advantages of Kinderberry Hill is to come see for yourself.

When you choose us, you are choosing a community of care for your entire family. We truly value the partnership between home and school. We cherish the successes of our youngest learners, just as we do our alumni who continue to make us proud long after they have graduated from Kinderberry Hill. Throughout your family’s time with us, we host numerous family-friendly events and celebrations. We express our appreciation through tuition credits for referrals, family conveniences, and family gifts lovingly crafted by your children!

Twin Cities Metro Locations:

  • Eden Prairie
  • Edina
  • Minneapolis
  • Plymouth
  • Roseville
  • St. Paul
  • Woodbury


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