Letter to Parents

Next Steps Learning Center is a state-licensed child care facility with two locations – Chaska and Chanhassen.  Our facilities provide a safe, happy, high quality environment for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool children.  Next Steps Learning Center is open Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Our facility boasts generous square footage for all classrooms, which enables children to feel comfortable to move freely throughout the day.  In addition to the generous sized classrooms, our Center has an indoor gymnasium where children are able to express their energetic sides, exercise, and build upon their large motor skills in an indoor setting.  The facility includes an on-site kitchen so hot lunches can be served at no extra charge.  Nutritious snacks and lunches are served to contribute to the growth and development of happy, healthy children.

Next Steps Learning Center is locally and independently owned and operated.  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.  Our program offers each child the individual care, attention and nurturing environment that is necessary for healthy growth.  We value the individuality of each child by recognizing these differences and offering personal care and attention in a group setting.  It is the goal of our staff to provide exemplary service for all families and to ensure that your child has an enjoyable and exciting time while in our care.


Dear Parents,

Welcome to Next Steps Learning Center.  I am pleased that you have taken the time to review our program for enrolling your child.  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 and school-age children in a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment.

Our program provides a well-balanced schedule of activity and quiet times.  Activities and relationships occur in a healthy, positive and relaxed environment in which well-qualified staff provides personal attention and guidance to each child.  Teachers will provide an array of developmentally age-appropriate activities that will foster, facilitate and nurture the individual needs and abilities of every child in a group setting.

I hope your experience with our Center is positive and I look forward to being your “partner” in creating an enriching atmosphere in the care and education of your child.  We look forward to getting to know your child.  Thank you for your interest in Next Steps Learning Center!

Next Steps Learning CenterSincerely,
Ashley Kerber
Owner and Director