Location Features:

13986 Maple Knoll Way,
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Phone: 763-444-1531
Fax: 763-568-7350
Monday – Friday 6:30am to 6pm
(Temporary Hours: 7am to 5:30pm)

Meet our Maple Grove Director Team

Christa Vernstrom

Center Director

Christa’s experience serving children and families began at a very young age. From helping her mom in the nursery at her local church and babysitting for neighborhood families to becoming a wonderful mom and the admired leader she is today, Christa has what seems like a lifetime of wisdom in the field. Beginning her career at the Cradle Club as a teacher in 2008, she has experience working with children ages infants to preschool and has developed a deep understanding of what excellence in care and education looks like for all. Prior to her promotion as Center Director, Christa served as long term Assistant Director for our Maple Grove school. In addition to Christa’s wealth of experience, she also holds formal training from Rasmussen College where she received her certificate in Early Childhood Education. In her role as Center Director, she serves as a mentor to our wonderful staff and enjoys working to provide the best experience possible for Cradle Club children and their families. Her favorite part about working with children is learning what makes each child unique and using that knowledge to cater learning experiences that fit their needs.

Stephanie George

Assistant Director

Stephanie has been with The Cradle Club since September of 2013. Now a seasoned veteran, she began her career making an impact as an admired teacher in our infant, toddler and preschool programs. Having experience with every age child in our program, Stephanie serves as a pillar of knowledge to our teachers and is a valuable resource for our families and the children in our care. Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge to our team through her formal education in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth as well as previous management experience. As a mom to three boys herself, she understands the importance of choosing a program of excellence that also feels like home. She loves to witness all of the love at The Cradle Club and is always around to applaud each child as they learn and grow!