My goal is to provide care that is in the best interest of every child and in the best interest of the entire group. For this reason, Zimtor operates somewhat differently from most family child care homes.
Zimtor serves children from twenty-four months through age five. I do not enroll school-age children because I believe that their erratic schedules are too disruptive for other children.
Zimtor is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Attendance is required from at least 8:30 am to 12:00 noon Monday through Friday. This creates a stable, consistent group in which children can feel secure.
To encourage children to eat breakfast with their families, breakfast is not provided at Zimtor. I do provide lunch and a morning and afternoon snack. All meals are ovo-lacto vegetarian to accommodate as wide a variety of diets as practical. I am happy to serve food brought from home if you prefer.
Monthly tuition is $840.00. Tuition subsidies are available through the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau in 1753. Rousseau was among the first to develop a theory of education based on the innate interests of the child. His book Emile, or On Education, published in 1762, served as the model for Pestalozzi's educational methods and has inspired generations of progressive educators.