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Why Tender Hearts

Tender Hearts is proud to be a quality rated early learning program through Bright and Early North Dakota. As a parent, you can rest easy knowing your child is receiving top notch care recognized by the state!

Here, we treat our families like family, because they are! It is our desire you feel valued and respected in every interaction with us and feel comfortable talking to us about issues relating to your child - whether it is exciting family news or expressing concern about something that happened in our program. Our door is always open and if it matters to you, it matters to us.

At Tender Hearts, we want to let our kids be kids. We are a child-led, play-based program that lets the child take the lead. We encourage messes, and active and outdoor play to engage their minds in learning the way they know best. 



Our Curriculum

Curriculum and activities are developmentally appropriate and designed to balance active and quiet play, individual and group play, and indoor and outdoor play. Classroom materials, toys, and equipment are rotated on a regular basis to provide excitement and variety for children.

The following activities are some of the play experience and activities we offer at Tender Hearts:

  1. Literacy and language development activities

  2. Creative expression activities

  3. Health, safety, and nutrition projects

  4. Puzzles, games, or hand-eye coordination activities

  5. Active physical play

  6. Gross motor activities

  7. Free play

  8. Block play

  9. Music and movement

  10. Sand and water play

  11. Individual quiet activities

  12. Dramatic play

Daily schedules are posted in each classroom. Because we offer individualized care in all of our classrooms, but especially our infant room, posted schedules are meant to be used as a guideline and can be flexible based on the day's needs.

Kid Playing with Wooden Toys

Hours of Operation

We are open from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. If you will be late picking up your child, please communicate that with us. If your child is here past 5:30 p.m. you will be assessed a $1 fee for each minute after.

Our program will be closed on the following holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Good Friday

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Black Friday

  • Full week at Christmas

We will be closed on a Friday to observe a Saturday holiday and Monday to observe a Sunday holiday. Parents will be notified four weeks in advance if there are any changes to this schedule.

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