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Early childhood education

Early childhood education

Preparing children for kindergarten and beyond

Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center

Our community-based early childhood education center provides comprehensive high-quality care and education in north Minneapolis.

Through the use of Creative Curriculum® for Preschool — a widely used, comprehensive curriculum based on child development and early education research and theory — we offer a variety of learning experiences to foster the children’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development within in a nurturing and caring environment. 

Our services, programs, and offerings include:

  • Science, math, writing, art, and pre-reading curriculum 
  • Off-site field trips 
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution education 
  • Learning through play 
  • Daily meals and snacks 
  • Support and parent involvement opportunities 
  • Low staff-to-child ratio

99% of our program graduates
test kindergarten ready


We serve children ages 16 months to
five years in three classrooms:


16 to 33 mos.


33 mos. to 4 years


4 to 5 years

Established in 1929, we are one of the oldest continuously operating child care programs in Minnesota. Housed in the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, we’re committed to the center’s asset-building approach that helps individuals and families understand and build upon their strengths.

Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center offers low-cost tuition. Partial and full scholarships are available to families that qualify. We also accept daycare assistance.

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT FOR ALL CLASSROOMS (Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-K). To enroll your child, please contact:

Jamie Hagen, Early Childhood Services Director

612-977-3251 | [email protected]

Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center Hours
6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Your Support Will Help Us
Continue Serving the Community

We exist in part because of the generous donations of people who believe in the power of empowerment.


Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
1301 10th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 374-4342

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mary T. Wellcome Hours
6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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