To inquire about the waiting list or for more information please contact our Director at 701-281-3891.

 

 

Meet our staff:

Danielle – Director

Danielle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from MSU-Moorhead and is continually to grow academically through training and experience.  She has worked with children in licensed centers since 2013.  Danielle takes pride in her job and loves to spend each day with these wonderful children.

 

Nichole – Preschool's Lead Teacher

Nichole has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science/Social Work.  Nichole has worked within childcare centers and schools before coming to The Puzzle Place in 2016.  Nichole has children of her own and takes pride in providing an engaging education for the children. 

 

Amy A. – Preschool's Lead Teacher

Amy has been working in licensed childcare service since 2000. Her experience and passion for working with children shines through daily as she teaches these young minds to make healthy choices. 

Harmony - Preschool Classroom Aide

Harmony has worked at a center previously and loves working with children. She is a lot of fun and keeps the children busy.

 

Karee – Sudoku Superstar's Lead Teacher

Karee has been working within day care centers since 2008 and has been babysitting since she was old enough to care for others. She has always had a passion for working with children; it shows in her daily teachings.

Madi - Sudoku Superstar's Assistant Teacher
Madi has worked at various centers previous to her employment at The Puzzle Place.  She has taken Elementary Education courses at a local university and continues her studies in English Ed. She has a lot of experience with children and emotional behaviors as she has worked with them all her life.  She has caring attributes and is very responsible.

Lindsey S. - Sudoku Superstar's Teacher Aide

Lindsey is taking courses to become a Speech Pathologist.  She is kind, patient, and caring. She would like to one day open her own private practice and continue to build her education via her own clinic.

Madison - Sudoku Superstar's Teacher Aide

Madison has worked previously at center and has been a great addition to The Puzzle Place.  She loves working with children and looks forward to getting to know your little one.

Caitlin – Maze Monster's Lead Teacher

Caitlin has an Associates degree in Liberal Arts and has been working at our center for since the beginning of 2016.  Caitlin has a very energetic personality and is kind and patient with the children.  

Maddi – Maze Monster's Assistant Teacher

Maddi is currently pursing a degree in Human Development and Family Science. She has babysat her entire life. Maddi has also taught through her local City Park Board and in Sunday School.

Shayli-  Maze Monster's Classroom Teacher Aide

Shayli is currently pursuing a Psychology degree at a local university.  She has babysat and worked at previous day care facilities.Shayli is very flexible.  She demonstrates this by working in various rooms throughout the center.  

Rachel - Tiny Cube's Assistant Teacher

Rachel has a passion for working with children and looks forward to coming to work each day.

Bella - Tiny Cube's Classroom Aide 

Bella has worked in other centers and has years of experience with infants and toddlers. 

Tori - Tiny Cube's and Maze Monster Teacher Aide

Tori is taking courses in Psychology at a local university.  She is a people-person and has previously been a nanny for several families throughout the summer.  She loves watching children reach milestones and has a real passion for working with kids.

Meagan - Classroom Aide/Float

Meagan has come to us from a previous center where she held a supervisor position.  She has been a great help to the center as she jumps right in to help whenever she is needed.  Meagan is patient with the children and genuinely enjoys spending time with them.  This is her passion for life and we're happy to have her here. 

Lindsey B - Classroom Aide/Float

Lindsey loves working with children.  She works among all the classes at the center and is loved by all.  

Thank you for allowing us to be an active part in your child's life.  We enjoy watching them learn new things each day as they grow into wonderful human beings who will one day make a positive impact in our world.

Our Program

We accept children ages 6 weeks to 5 years

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Infant Schedule:

 

Morning:

Breakfast/bottles/diaper changes/morning activity/playroom

Mid-Morning:

Morning snack/playroom/walks/diaper checks/changes/naps

Afternoon:

Lunch/diaper checks/changes/playroom

Mid-Afternoon:

Afternoon snack/diaper checks/changes/ naps/ playroom

Afternoon:

Diaper checks/changes/playroom/afternoon activity

 

We know all babies are different. We will, of course, take care of "as needed" or "on demand" needs when they come up. Diapers are changed every two hours or as needed. This schedule can change without warning. 

 

 

Toddler Schedule:

 

  6:30 – 7:30       Arrival/Free Play

  7:30 – 8:30       Breakfast & Individual Small Group Play

  8:00 – 9:45       Large Group Time, Stories, Songs, Calendar, Art, etc.   

  9:45 – 10:00     Diapers / Potty

10:00 – 11:30     Large Motor Activity/Outside Play

11:30 – 12:00     Lunch

12:00 – 12:15     Diapers/Potty

12:15 - 2:15        Nap Time

  2:15 - 2:30        Diapers/Potty

  2:30 - 3:00        Free Play

  3:00 – 3:15       PM Snack

  3:15 – 3:30       Diapers/Potty

  3:30 - 4:00        Large Motor Activity

  4:00 - 4:15        Diapers/Potty

  4:15 - 5:15        Fine Motor Activity

  5:15 - 6:00        Clean up, Stories, Songs, Free Play

 

Toddlers will potty train and change diapers on an "on demand" need. This schedule could change without notice.

 

 

Preschool Schedule:

 

  6:30 – 8:30      Arrival/Breakfast/Free Play

  8:30 – 9:00      Opening/Calendar/Music/Stories

  9:00 – 9:30      Free Play

10:00 – 11:30    Outside/Large Motor Activities

11:30 – 12:00    Lunch

12:00 – 2:30      Nap/Rest/Quiet Fine Motor Activities

  2:30 – 3:00      Snack

  3:30 - 4:00       Potty/Sunscreen or Winter Attire/Free Play

  4:00 – 5:00      Outside/Large Motor

  5:00 – 5:30      Stories

  5:30 – 6:00      Free Play/Departure

Adult - Child Ratios:

The Puzzle Place Childcare Center serves children ages 0 to 5 years of age. The Center meets or exceeds the adult/child ratios established by the Cass County Social Services. The ratios are:

 

Group               

Ages                                   

Staff to Children Ratio

Infant 

6 Weeks – 18Months

1:4

Toddler

18 Months – 3 Years

1:5

Preschool

3 Year Olds

1:7

Preschool

4 Year Olds

1:10

Pre-K

5 Years Olds

1:12

 

 

Enrollment Procedures:

Parents may enroll their child at the The Puzzle Place Childcare Center’s site. A $50.00 per child (or $70.00 per family) non-refundable registration fee will be due along with the signed contract page. If you are holding an infant spot, the registration fee along with the first two weeks tuition will be due at the time of registration (Infant prepaid tuition: $480/infant). If your child can not be immediately enrolled they will be placed on a waiting list at no charge.

 

When you enroll your child at the Center we will set up a meeting to learn about your child and his/her varying needs.  At this time we will explain the program in detail and provide additional information that parents may need.  You will be asked to provide a statement of health, immunization records, and any other pertinent information that will enable us to provide the best atmosphere and care for your child.

 

Parents are required by the state of North Dakota to submit a Health Assessment (document is provided on easy enrollment page of website) and a copy of their child’s birth certificate upon their child upon enrollment.

 

 

Waiting List:

The Site Director will maintain an enrollment list. Priority on this list will be given as follows:

   -The Puzzle Place Childcare Center/NDAC Employees

   -Current families – siblings of children who are already in the program

   -Remaining families on the list by date

   -Open to public

 

Note: The Puzzle Place Childcare Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, or national origin.

 

 

Pricing:

Childcare Rates
Infant (6 weeks - 24 months) $215/week
Toddler (24 months - 36 months) $200/week
Preschool (3 years - 4 years) $185/week
Pre-K (4 years & 5 years) $180/week

 

 

Child Care Assistance Program:

The N.D. Child Care Assistance Program helps income-eligible families pay for child care while they work or attend school/training.  For more information follow this link.

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