Research documents according to the Abecedarian Project, High Scope Perry Pre-school Project and others, that investment in early child development supports children's success in school and provides a foundation for adult life success. 

Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center established in 1929 is the oldest, continuously operating child development center in Minnesota. Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and achieved the highest Four Star rating by Parent Aware. 

MTW teachers use a research based curriculum; offering a variety of learning experiences to foster children's physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, within a nurturing and caring environment. 98% of MTW graduates have tested fully prepared for Kindergarten using standard assessments over the past five years. Evaluation methods include: curriculum assessments, Individual Growth and Development Indicator assessments, Parent -Teacher Conference records, Teacher observation, Test Scores, Referral records, Parent feedback and Minneapolis Pre-school and Public Schools information.

For further information or to inquire about openings, please contact:

Kimberly Porter: 612-977-3252 | kimberlyp@phylliswheatley.org

Pamela Moore: 612-977-3259 | pamm@phylliswheatley.org

The Mary T. Wellcome
Child Development Center is open from
Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 5:30 p.m.  


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