Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our frequently asked questions page. This section will answer all of our most commonly asked questions about Next Steps Learning Center. If you have a question or are looking for information that you can’t find, please feel free to contact us at any time or call (952) 368-4409 for Chaska or (952) 923-1065 for Chanhassen to speak with someone directly.


Where are you located?
In Chaska we are located at the intersection of Chaska Boulevard and Audubon Road.

In Chanhassen we are located in the Chanhassen Lakes Business Park just East of the intersection of Highway 5 and Audubon Road.

What are the hours of operation?
Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Does the Center ever close?
The Center is open all year round with the exception of holidays.  Holidays that fall on Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday, and holidays that fall on Sunday will be observed on the following Monday.

Can I stop in to visit my child during the day?
Yes.  We have an open door policy and parent participation is always welcome.  Parents are invited to visit the Center at any time during the Center’s hours of operation.

Is there a family discount* for multiple children?
Yes.  There is a $10 family discount per week for multiple children in the same family.     *Discount applies to families enrolled full-time.

Is there a registration fee?
No.  Next Steps Learning Center does not require fees to register your child.

Are there extra fees for my child to participate in extracurriculars?
No.  Extracurriculars such as music program, Spanish language, technology program, nutrition program, baby sign language, summer camps, and on-site and off-site* field trips are included in the tuition.      *Off-site field trips apply to pre-k classrooms according to our discretion.

What is the staff per child ratio in the classroom? 

Chaska

Age Category Age of Children Staff / Child Ratio Licensed to Serve
Infant 6 wks to 16 mnths 1 staff / 4 children 24
Toddler 16 mnths to 33 mnths 1 staff / 7 children 42
Preschool 33 mnths to 5 yrs 1 staff / 10 children 70
Licensed for a total 136 children.

Chanhassen

Age Category Age of Children Staff / Child Ratio Licensed to Serve
Infant 6 wks to 16 mnths 1 staff / 4 children 16
Toddler 16 mnths to 33 mnths 1 staff / 7 children 34
Preschool 33 mnths to 5 yrs 1 staff / 10 children 75
Licensed for a total 125 children.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
For inquiries please call your desired facility at (952) 368-4409 for Chaska or (952) 923-1065 for Chanhassen.