about us

Children’s Country Day School is a nurturing, farm and nature-based preschool fostering a love of learning, respect for others, and a positive self-concept. We are situated on a 7-acre model farm, overlooking picturesque St. Paul. Children’s Country Day School has been providing quality early childhood education for more than 50 years.

School Term

Children’s Country Day School offers a nine-month school term program. School term program options include half-day or full-day, and the choice of a three, four, or five day a week schedule.

Summer Camp

Children’s Country Day School is located in Mendota Heights on a seven-acre model farm, just minutes south of Saint Paul. An orchard, gardens, two outdoor classrooms, and a variety of farm animals provide a unique opportunity for the young child to experience nature first hand.

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Children’s Country Day School accepts applications at any time. Enrollment for our school year program is ongoing throughout the year based on availability. For current tuition rates and openings, please call the office at 651-454-4000 or email info@childrenscountryday.org.

Our Staff

We at Children’s Country Day School are proud to share that all our classroom teachers are lead teacher qualified. Our dedicated staff has been involved with quality early childhood education for many years. We strive to provide a lower child to staff ratio than is required by the State of Minnesota.

Parents’ Corner

A password-protected area of the site for our school term parents.

“Love the all the outdoor play – especially in winter!”

“Teaching respect, confidence, social skills, alphabet, awareness of nature, kindness.”

“CCDS’ unique method of teaching through nature, animals and peer interaction is to be commended.”

“We love the focus on nature and the amount of outdoor time the children receive.”

“Country Day really has been one of the best things to happen to our family.”

“CCDS makes us look like better parents. Thanks. My children are always happy to go to CCDS.”

“CCDS feels like a second home to our family. The programming and the staff cannot be compared.”

“CCDS has exceeded our expectations for what a pre-school could be. We couldn’t possibly be happier!”

“You have an amazing way of creating curious little kids that love to go to school.”

“Children’s Country Day has done an exceptional job of hiring and retaining a staff of lovely, caring teachers.”

“We have been so pleased with the teachers – great communication, very friendly at the beginning and end of the day.”

“So many things! – Wonderful play space. – Love the animals. – Happy to have music and nature classes as part of the curriculum.”

“Staff selection and development is obviously strong. The teachers there are amazing. The nature based curriculum is also awesome.”

“I am impressed with ALL the staff. They know the names of everyone in our family and always greet us with a big smile.”