Lindgren Child Care Center

Mission, Philosophy and Purpose

Mission

St. Cloud State University's Lindgren Child Care Center provides infant, toddler and preschool-aged care to the children of St. Cloud State 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 St. Cloud State, serving as an adjunct to the child's family by providing quality care for children while parents participate within the University.