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Early Ventures

Registration for September 2024-August 2025 will open online for new families on March 7th, 2024 at 8:00 am. 

Early Ventures is currently WAITLIST only for 2023-2024. Thank you for considering the Early Ventures program at the NCEC. Unfortunately, Early Ventures is currently at its licensed capacity in all classrooms. By submitting a registration, you are registering for the waitlist. We will let you know if anything becomes available to accommodate care.

Early Ventures strives to provide high quality care in a safe, nurturing learning environment that fosters the physical, social, emotional, and academic development of each child. The Early Ventures preschool rooms have been awarded four stars, the highest possible rating through Parent Aware.

Program Options

  • Infants (6 weeks-approximately 16 months)
  • Toddlers (approximately 16 months-36 months)
  • Preschool (approximately 36 months-kindergarten entrance)

Days and Hours of Operation

  • September-August (closed most Federal holidays, 2 days before summer, and 1 week before the start of the school year)
  • 6:30 am - 5:30 pm

Rates for September 2024-August 2025

             Infant (Caterpillar Room)    Toddler (Bee and Ladybug Rooms)   *Preschool (Firefly and Butterfly Rooms
2 Day (TTH) $83/Day

$76/Day $74/Day
3 Day (MWF) $78/Day

$69/Day $66/Day
4 Day (Flexible) $72/Day $64/Day $62/Day
5 Day (M-F) $66/Day

$59/Day $57/Day

*Children in the Firefly Room (2 years before K) that are not yet potty trained will be be charged that toddler rate that corresponds with their schedule. Children in the Butterfly Room (1 year before K) must be fully potty trained. 

Early Ventures requires one month written notice for any schedule changes or withdrawal from the program. 

Contact Info
700 Lincoln Pkwy
Northfield, MN 55057

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