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Little Mariners Childcare Center


Little Mariners Child Care Center (LMCC) is a licensed childcare center located in William Kelley School in Silver Bay, Minnesota. We strive to meet the childcare needs for children ages 6 weeks through preschool. We are licensed to care for up to 15 infants, 21 toddlers, and 16 preschoolers.

Our mission at Little Mariners Child Care Center is to provide stable, high quality care for families in our community in a safe, educational, and nurturing environment.

Our Goals

●Support children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development
●Support inclusivity, diversity, and cultural competency
●Maintain a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating
●Provide developmentally appropriate educational programming for all
●Create secure partnerships between families and teachers
●Provide professional, quality care in a warm, nurturing environment which meets each child’s developmental needs.

Our Programs
Each class engages in enrichment activities including art, music, second language, large motor play and outdoor learning. All programs have access to school resources including gyms, library, music rooms, school garden, orchard, and the early childhood playground.

Infant Program: Ages 6 weeks to 15 months
Infant classrooms maintain a ratio of 1 adult for every 4 children. Each infant has an individualized feeding and sleeping schedule based upon their unique needs and stage of development. Lesson plans in the infant classroom are tailored to each child.

Toddler Program: 15 to 36 months
Toddler classrooms maintain a ratio of at least 1 adult for every 7 children. Toddlers rooms will follow a daily/weekly routine, allowing for predictability and structure. Toilet learning begins at this stage.

3' Preschool: 36 months to 4 years
Our intermediate class maintains a ratio of at least 1 adult for every 10 children. This program will incorporate 3’s preschool programming as well as before and after care.