About Us

World Around Us Child Care Sign outside White Bear Lake Location
Our Mission

World Around Us Child Care provides warm, responsive care for your kids. We promote a physically safe and emotionally secure setting where children can explore and experiment with a variety of materials and experiences that promotes physical, emotional, intellectual, creative and social growth.

We believe that there is a whole world at your child’s fingertips, and our goal is to help them discover it!

Our first-rate program is accredited by the NECPA and has 4-Star Parent Aware rating – a sign of our commitment to early childhood education from infants through school-aged kids.

We strive to recognize, appreciate, and respect the uniqueness of each child. Our goal is to create a program that truly reflects the lives of our children, families, staff, and community. We’re passionate about working as a team – parents and teachers partnering to create a shared point of view on your child's development and to create, meet and exceed your goals for success in our big, beautiful world!

Our Philosophy & Creative


At World Around Us, we believe that child care, daycare and preschool should expand your child’s horizons. The Creative Curriculum that we use does just that, and it’s the guiding tool for learning at both our White Bear Lake and North St. Paul locations.

The broad goals of this curriculum are to develop children physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively and linguistically. The wonderful teachers at World Around Us track each child's development and create a portfolio. This portfolio includes parent-teacher Child Observation Records that map the child's growth and a journal to record experiences and insights from parents and teachers.

At World Around Us, we want to partner with you in your child’s education. So we make sure that parents are able to receive information about development and activities at any time from their child's teacher. We also welcome any questions or comments from you regarding our curriculum and lesson plans. We want to make your child’s experience as positive as we can!

Our Program Goals


At World Around Us Child Care, our program goals put your child first, every time.


Our goals are:

  1. To provide a nurturing, flexible and calm atmosphere where self-concept is enhanced.

  2. To provide a safe and secure atmosphere where the foundation of respect for others and property is established.

  3. To develop an active curiosity about the world in which your child lives, and to encourage an enthusiasm for learning which stimulates exploratory behavior and creativity, involvement in our community, and learning about our environment.

  4. To develop growth through singing songs, finger plays, dance, music, sign language, and Spanish.

  5. To promote emotional growth and learning to care for one another.

  6. To promote social growth by building friendships and socialization skills.

  7. To promote intellectual growth through an enhanced curriculum, including music, American Sign Language, Spanish, French, faith-based curriculum, and introduction to computers.

  8. To promote physical/motor development through outdoor play and indoor gym activities/large muscle activities.

  9. To develop and recognize each child's potential.

  10. To be supportive of parents and families and our community

Upcoming Events:
Oakdale Family Fun Flatables - 9.15.2018

We will be attending Family Fun Flatables in Oakdale. You will find our booth next to the slide inflatable! Stop by, chat with us and let your kids try out our fun games!