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Mission

St. Cloud State University 's Lindgren Child Care Center provides infant, toddler, and preschool-aged care to the children of S.C.S.U. students, staff, and faculty. We are committed to ensuring your child's health and safety, helping children establish trust in their environment, strengthening their self-identity, and igniting their curiosity through productive, satisfying activity. As a place where theory is put into practice, Lindgren Child Care Center is a training and laboratory resource to the entire campus, and a model of excellence for the community of St. Cloud.

Philosophy

We believe children are entitled to receive loving care in a safe environment with an educational experience.  At Lindgren Child Care Center children are challenged by age-appropriate environments and activities based on knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practices, implemented by professional staff.  We are committed to ensuring children’s health and safety, helping children establish trust in their environment, strengthening their self-identity, and igniting their curiosity through productive, satisfying activity. Through an excellent blend of professional staff and arranged environment, the curriculum helps children know their individuality, understand their special worth, develop self-discipline, and broaden their understanding of individuals different from themselves.

Purpose

Lindgren Child Care Center opened in September 1980 in response to a need expressed by the non-traditional student body for quality, on-campus child care services. It is one of the excellent student services administered by the Office of Student Life and Development at SCSU, serving as an adjunct to the child's family by providing quality care for children while parents participate within the University.

Program

Children are challenged by an environment and activities based on developmentally appropriate practices, and implemented by professional staff. Through an excellent blend of professional staff and arranged environment, the program helps children know their individuality, understand their special worth, and develop self-discipline, tolerance, and understanding of individuals different from themselves.

The center provides child care services 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Fall and Spring Semesters. During the summer services are available 7:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed according to the University schedule of holidays and days that classes are not in session. There also may be professional development days when the center is closed.

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