Play
Play in early childhood is the best way for children to learn. It is the “work” of childhood; it is the child’s “laboratory” of life; it is how children learn. Play allows a child to explore their senses, their world, and relationships with others. It allows them to develop creativity, imagination, and language, as well as their physical abilities. Therefore Dei Spring Academy provides opportunities, settings, and materials for play, with teacher support and guidance for positive interactions.
Activities
Our activities will challenge and develop your child’s creativity, imagination, thinking skills, and social skills. Our emphasis on play as a learning lab and on kindergarten readiness will help prepare your child for their future.
Education
Dei Spring Academy is both a child care facility and a preschool. From an early age there is an emphasis on learning, whatever the age of your child. A preschool curriculum is offered in the younger and older preschool classes, providing a strong educational foundation that will prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.

A Few Words About Our Center

Dei Spring Academy is a child care center and preschool owned and operated by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (ELS) in Cold Spring, Minnesota. Opened in 2009, Dei Spring has a capacity for 72 children, ages 6 weeks through 5 years, with before and after care for children up to age 12. As well as day care, our program includes preschool for ages 33 months to 5 years.

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Our academy provides the following services

Learn through play

Dei Spring Academy’s philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning isn’t just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world in which we live. Dei Spring Academy teachers plan an environment and curriculum that will stimulate your child’s cognitive, physical, social, religious and emotional development.

Education Services

Dei Spring Academy is both a child care facility and a preschool. From an early age there is an emphasis on learning, whatever the age of your child. A preschool curriculum is offered in the younger and older preschool classes, providing a strong educational foundation that will prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.s

Toys and Games

Dei Spring provides a variety of materials to enhance play and learning in early childhood. Toys that teach (sequencing, numbers, letters, colors); games that enhance social skills (board games, group games); toys that enhance large motor (outdoor play, running, riding, catching, swinging) as well as fine motor development (grasping, pinching, writing, precise finger movements). All aspects of a child’s development are considered important, and our toys and materials reflect this.

Child Care

Our center provides child care for infants 6 weeks of age up to 5 years, as well as before and after school care and summer care for school age children.

Love and Care

Our staff members are dedicated to your child’s well-being intellectually, physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally, as stated in our Philosophy of Teaching. Teaching is more than a career for us, it is a way of life. Thus your child’s welfare is paramount in everything we do at Dei Spring.

Physical Activity

Physical activity is very important to early childhood development. Children have boundless energy, and they invest their whole selves in everything they do, moving almost constantly, in play and learning. Children learn best by doing, and large motor (or whole body) movement is very important at this age. We go outside every day that is possible to our outdoor playgrounds; on those days when the weather is not permitting, we provide activities for indoor large motor movement, such as group games and movement challenges.


What parents say about us!

“Our four-year old daughter started at Dei Spring this fall and LOVES it. She is learning about the Bible, advancing academically and comes home   singing the best songs! The teachers are kind, patient and wonderful to us as parents and our child. We feel the price is right and the lessons are filled with the message of Jesus and the social skills kids need to prepare for life in the real world of kindergarten. We are so thankful for this hidden little treasure in Cold Spring!”

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