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Next Steps Learning Center is a child care facility and 4-Star Parent Aware rated program that provides care for infant, toddler, and preschool children. Our facility boasts generous sized classrooms that provide a nurturing, enriching atmosphere where children explore and grow personally in a group setting. We strive to provide affordable, dependable, high quality daycare and child care services for infant, toddler, and preschool age children in a safe and comfortable environment.

With locations in both Chaska and Chanhassen, Next Steps Learning Center is your premier daycare and child learning center in the southwest metro area. We are dedicated to ensuring that each child is well cared for in an enriching atmosphere where children are encouraged to explore the world around them through play and directed activities. It is the goal of our childcare staff to provide exemplary service for all families and to ensure that your child has an enjoyable and exciting time while in our care. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or call (952) 368-4409 for Chaska or (952) 923-1065 for Chanhassen to speak with someone directly.

NEXT STEPS LEARNING CENTER

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OUR PROGRAM

Our staff members are enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated to working with children. Our distinguished curriculum and Parent Aware Rated Program utilizes a variety of age-appropriate activities that are incorporated into daily classroom activities that support development for your child at every level by using varied materials and equipment. 

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who we are

Our goal is to have an exemplary curriculum and setting that encourages social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development according to each child’s individual learning style. We strive to provide affordable, dependable, high quality child care services for infant, toddler, preschool children in a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment.

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Kris (Parent)

"The NSLC team has been great since day one! They have taught and loved both of our girls over the past 8 years. The teachers and staff are exceptional and make every child feel special - I highly recommend NSLC to any parent."  

JEssica (parent)

"I have entrusted Next Steps staff with my kids for 7 years. I thought finding the perfect place for my kids while my husband and I worked would be next to impossible. However meeting the kind, caring and loving Next Steps staff coupled with a curriculum that has helped my children to excel plus a safe and trusting environment, I knew this was the place for my children. Next Steps is by far the best the ‘second home’ for my children. I will be forever grateful for the love, time and energy they pour into children on a daily basis." 

matt (Parent)

"Amy and I had the advantage of hearing about next steps through a family referral, and we are glad that my sister made the investment in trying to find the best center for her children. Next Steps has been a great place for our kids to learn, meet new friends, and be better little people as they prepare for kindergarten and beyond. It is a great sign every morning when they are excited to get into the car and go to "school to see their friends" - which tells me how much care Next Steps puts in to creating a nurturing environment. "

SARAH (Parent)

“The teachers and staff at Next Steps provide an environment that’s equal parts learning, safe and fun. Over the past five years it’s been incredible to see how they’ve helped our oldest become outgoing and independent - with a passion to learn. He is absolutely ready for Kindergarten next year! On the drive home each day, our youngest goes on and on about the fun she had and all the things she learned. We couldn’t imagine taking our kids anywhere else.” 

NICOLE AND TYLER (Parents)

“The teachers and staff at Next Steps provide an environment that’s equal parts learning, safe and fun. Over the past five years it’s been incredible to see how they’ve helped our oldest become outgoing and independent - with a passion to learn. He is absolutely ready for Kindergarten next year! On the drive home each day, our youngest goes on and on about the fun she had and all the things she learned. We couldn’t imagine taking our kids anywhere else.” 

bridget (ParenT)

"We LOVE Next Steps Learning Center. Our two boys have been with Next Steps for the last 2 years at both their Chaska and Chanhassen locations. All the staff is amazing and truly cares about the development and wellbeing of my children. I've been so impressed with the curriculum and fun activities as well as their commitment to getting outside on a regular basis. I am continually impressed with what my 2 and 4 year old know which is largely a result of the staff at Next Steps. I am confident they will be well prepared for kindergarten. We have recently contemplated moving but decided against it mainly because we don't know if we would be able to find a center as wonderful as Next Steps!"

Kristen and Christopher  (ParenTs)

“Chaska Next Steps Learning Center is a home away from home for our girls! They provide a safe, fun and educational environment. The entire staff is amazing!” 

Matt and krista  (ParenTs)

“We chose Next Steps after visiting about 15 providers based on three criteria, 1. Care, 2. Cost, 3. Convenience. Our decision was validated weekly by caring staff and owners. Two kids in any center is an investment, we made a wise investment and our oldest is reaping the benefits as a kindergarten in local schools.” 

Bryce  (ParenT)

"Next Steps has prepared our children for more than school: they’ve helped create well-rounded, happy and responsible little people. We entrust this community with our most precious as their passion for care is unrivaled. "

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Hours & Locations


2440 Chaska Blvd.
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 368-4409



1430 Park Court
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 923-1065

Chaska Location

Chanhassen Location

HOURS

6:45a.m. to 6:00p.m.