Quality Child Development Programs Since 1976Welcome to Especially for Children! Our NAEYC Accredited child care programs foster the development of the whole child. We offer a place for children to learn, grow and discover with their peers. Encouraging adults provide a creative, safe and supportive environment.
We would love for you to visit us to see if Especially for Children is the right place for your family. You can find us in Bloomington, Circle Pines, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina and Inver Grove Heights!
Our programs are centered around The Creative Curriculum®, a play-based curriculum that promotes learning through exploration and focuses on all areas of development.
The Creative Curriculum
View our videos to learn more about our philosophy of care and our programs: About Especially for Children, Infant Program, Toddler Program and Preschool Program. The Parent Stories video below gives you a glimpse of others’ experiences with Especially for Children. You can also find more Parent Stories on each location’s page.
EFC has been a great place for my child to learn and grow. The staff is always so warm and welcoming. My child’s classroom is very stimulating and provides many opportunities for him to interact with other children.
-EFC Bloomington Parent
I just can’t tell you enough how much it means to us that you have welcomed Sam and created such a positive environment for him to come to every day. You have a wonderful center – and even more wonderful people. I had a good feeling the moment I walked in. Your jobs are not easy, but please know how much we appreciate all of the love, care and patience that you give the kids each day. Knowing Sam is with you puts me at ease every morning. Thank you!
-Michelle and Ed
Inver Grove Heights
Our son has been attending EFC for a year and a half now. He loves his teacher, Miss Tina. I was rubbing my son’s back during nap one day and he said to me “Miss Tina rubs my back at “pweschwool”, she loves me.” It feels good to know that my son feels loved and cared for at his preschool. It takes a village to raise a child and I am proud that EFC is part of our village raising a smart, funny and loved little boy.
Edina/W 70th Street
Both of our children have attended Especially for Children. EFC has prepared my children for Kindergarten academically as well as socially and emotionally. The staff is incredible and very caring. Sending my children to Especially for Children has been one of the best decisions we have made as a family.
- Vickie M.