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Tender Hearts Early Learning Programs


Tender Hearts Early Learning Program believes children learn best through play! Play is how children learn and develop ideas about the world and helps build critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills. Play is not a break from learning - it is the way young children learn! We support this philosophy by offering a variety of play experiences for all ages.


At our core, we are all about ministry. We believe children are a gift from God and each child has unique gifts and talents. Many of our activities, conversations, and teaching moments are focused on the truths found in God's Word. It is not uncommon to see toddlers praying for each other's families by name before mealtimes! At Tender Hearts, we consider it a joy and privilege to plant some of the first seeds of faith in the lives of young children in partnership with their families.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for your child. All staff members are background-checked, First Aid & CPR-certified, and complete child care training upon hiring and annually thereafter. Our facility is equipped with smoke detectors and baby gates, and potential hazards are not accessible to children. We have a large fenced-in play area where kids can play outdoors. In addition, we have safety policies and emergency response plans in place to ensure the safety of all.

We are licensed to care for 30 children in North Dakota. We have the best of both worlds! We offer developmentally appropriate activities in separate classrooms like a child care center. Yet, we are small enough to join classes together at times to build multiple teacher-child relationships. This is all done in a home-like environment similar to a family childcare setting. We are passionate about offering a variety of healthy, creative, homemade foods through the USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program.

Tender Hearts is a program of The Perry Center, a home for young women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, Christ-centered environment with an emphasis on nurturing children and developing a life-long relationship with Jesus. Enrollment is open to families in the community, including moms residing at The Perry Center or transitioning to independent living.

We are passionate about serving our families and fostering community throughout our ministry. We treat our families like family - because they are! 

Learn more about our play based early learning programs below!


Tender Hearts Babies

Our Tender Hearts Babies room was designed for the littlest ones we serve, ages 6 weeks to 20 months.

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Tender Hearts Tots

Our Tender Hearts tots are eager learners from ages 20 to 36 months. They are busy, active, curious and always on the move!


Tender Hearts Kids

The Tender Hearts "Big Kids" ages 3 to 5 love to interact with the babies and tots, but are most excited in their own space designed just for them!

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