Toddler Program - The Cradle Club | Child & Daycare In Maple Grove, Downtown, Edina, MN
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Toddler Program

Welcome To Our Toddler Program!

The “wonderful world of toddlers” is a very busy place! Our Toddler Program is full of energy and hands on learning. It is here that your child will be able to explore and learn about their world at their level.



Our center has wonderful classrooms designed just for toddlers!  Children are assigned to the room that best matches their age and stage of development. Each classroom is designed to assist the teachers as they care for the delightfully active, always curious, and fun-loving toddler! All toddler rooms are equipped with age appropriate large muscle and fine motor items to ensure that every child is safe as they grow & learn.


Our Teachers:

Our Toddler Teachers are toddlers at heart! They are full of energy, love and patience for our busy little friends. They know how to keep up the pace for the curious toddler minds that make up our toddler classrooms. Our teachers have had many years of experience working with toddlers and thoroughly enjoy watching them learn new things and reach new milestones.



Our teachers plan a very creative, interactive and fun curriculum for our Toddler Program. It is our goal to expand your child’s imagination and help them develop through several different mediums.

  • Music & Movement
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Books & Stories
  • Social & Self Help Skills
  • Dramatic Play
  • Sensory & Fine Motor
  • Cognitive & Language Development

We ensure that all major developmental areas are engaged.  Cradle Club teachers also keep our children physically active with our “Fun with Fitness” program, growing in good character qualities with our Character Building curriculum and The Cradle Club’s “Spanish Splash” curriculum helps children learn and speak many Spanish words and phrases.

All of the monthly newsletters and curriculum calendars are posted in each classroom on the Parent Board and are also emailed to our parents along with our monthly Director’s Letter. They are also located on this website in the “Parent Place” section.


Parent Communication:

The Cradle Club highly values communication with our parents. We also value the time our staff have with our children compared to the time they spend documenting daily activities. With that in mind we have chosen not to incorporate technology in our daily documentation. We are always available via email and phone if our parents have any questions. The Cradle Club also has an open door policy that encourages our parents to visit any time.  We know it is not always easy to leave your precious children in the care of others, so we encourage parents to call or email to receive an update from our directors and/or teachers. Our teachers also enjoy taking photos and videos of our adorable children participating in fun activities to share with parents via email from our directors. At the end of the day our toddler parents receive a daily card that shares information about their child’s day such as what they ate, how they slept at nap time and a fun note about what their child enjoyed doing at school. Parents also may attend conferences with their child’s teacher twice a year and upon request.


Toddler Program Testimonial:

“We are writing to share our impressions of your outstanding older toddler program staff. Your staff have really exceeded our expectations within their respective roles in Evan’s development. As evidenced by how much he is learning and growing, they clearly demonstrate creativity and excellence day in and day out. In terms of what we actually see first hand, we find them to be patient and flexible at drop off, and thorough and proactive at pick up. Their commitment, in addition to what is clearly a superior structure and curriculum, gives us true piece of mind. Our decision to leave Nolan in the care of the Cradle Club after he was born was an easy one to make, and was heavily shaped by our recent experiences with these exceptional people. Thank you for all that you and your team do on a daily basis. Please know that this work is not taken for granted. Keep it up!” –Very High Regards, The Montella Family