Meet The Owners
Scott and Maria Erickson are the owners of The Cradle Club and are so proud of all the wonderful childcare professionals that make up The Cradle Club family! “We LOVE our staff and believe they are THE BEST! ”
Scott holds BS degrees from Macalester College in Business Economics, Art and Theatre and has served as Cradle Club’s Chief Financial Officer since 1987. He provides guidance and support for all three schools in the business aspects of helping things go well for all of our staff, children and families. He is also the artist that painted the mural on our Minneapolis school, the in-house designer for all of our schools and an author of some wonderful children’s books that will be available soon!
Maria has served as CEO for the Cradle Club since 2000 and loves working with our amazing Directors, staff and children to make The Cradle Club the best place for your child to grow and develop. After a double-major in Speech Communications and Political Science at Mankato State University, Maria went on to get her Masters and Doctorate degree in Ministry from the Christian Life School of Theology. Scott and Maria have spent many hours counseling individuals and families in need and have a heart to see every child and family thrive! In her role as CEO, Maria has pioneered the creation of a Code of Excellence for staff working with each age group of children, Cradle Club’s Observation Project that evaluates and improves on excellence in the classroom and many other training tools to encourage growth and excellence in our teachers. She has worked with our fantastic staff to create our “Fun with Fitness,” “Spanish Splash,” and Character Building programs as well as Cradle Club’s “Tips for Success Series” for parents and staff that covers everything from dealing with strong will and strong emotions in children to curbing biting and increasing literacy! Maria provides ongoing leadership and in-service training for our Directors and teachers and continuously consults with our Directors on how to best meet the needs of our children and staff.
Scott and Maria have been married since 2000 and are proud of their three boys who are Cradle Club graduates. Then of course there is Blaze-the-Wonder-Dog the adorable labradoodle who chases after them all with laughter, barking & love!