Child Care at Our Intergenerational Community in Crookston, MN
Care that encompasses generations.
The care and education children receive in the first five years of life is crucial to their social, emotional and academic development. Learning and growing in an atmosphere of love, respect, diversity and acceptance puts them well on their way to being happy and well adjusted. That’s why some Benedictine senior living communities offer developmental preschool for children ages 33 months through 5 years.
Our preschool is not simply a daycare or a child care service. Benedictine preschool is a year-round program in which children are exposed to a creative curriculum designed to prepare them for kindergarten by enhancing creativity as well as social and problem-solving skills.
Teachers trained in early childhood education lead age-appropriate activities in language arts, math readiness, science, dramatic play, cooking, art, music and creative movement. The curriculum is further enhanced by field trips.
A unique component of our program is the opportunity for an intergenerational community with children interacting with the seniors who reside in our Benedictine living communities. Intergenerational activities like singalongs, plays and cookie baking are positive, enriching experiences for both children and seniors. Our preschools also sustain a climate of diversity in which children from all walks of life with a variety of needs are encouraged to grow in love and to respect the uniqueness of other children and the adults in their lives.
Do I have to be an employee of Benedictine to enroll my child?
No, you do not need to be an employee of Benedictine to enroll your child. Our child care program is open to the public, subject to space availability.
How much does the program cost?
For specific program information, including cost, please request details when you visit the center at which you intend to enroll your child.