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ST. PAUL-MCKNIGHT/LOWER AFTON

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ADDRESS

2204 Lower Afton Road
St. Paul, MN 55119
(Lower Afton & McKnight Rd)
651-735-7311
Hours: 6:00am - 6:30pm

Director: Precious Johnson
48@nhacademy.net

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Infant: 6 weeks to 18 months
Toddler: 18 months to 33 months
Preschool/Pre-kindergarten: 33 months to 5 years
School Age: 5 to 12 years


Safety

At New Horizon Academy, providing a safe and healthy environment for the children entrusted to our care is our number one priority. We take many precautions to ensure that this commitment is realized every day. These safety and health measures include:
  • Secure front entrances, with keypad access codes
  • Our centers have security cameras in the majority of our classrooms
  • All caregivers trained in both first aid and CPR
  • Applicant background studies completed on every caregiver
  • Open-door policy
  • Quarterly corporate safety committee reviews
  • Monthly fire, tornado, and evacuation drills
  • New Horizon Finger Guards on all doors to prevent pinched fingers
  • Accident insurance for all enrolled children while participating in program activities
  • Regular visits by city and state officials
  • Frequent visits by New Horizon Academy district managers and other management personnel
  • Consistent, daily cleaning and sanitizing of all classroom, kitchen, and restroom surfaces
  • Food safety classes for all who prepare and handle food
  • Daily inspections by classroom staff to identify and correct any potential safety hazards
  • Regular playground inspections by trained personnel
What do you like best about New Horizon Academy-Lower Afton?
My boys have been coming here since they were babies four years ago. Denise and her staff do a great job.

The center director is the best. She makes my family feel very welcome at the center.

The love for the the teachers have for the children.

How clean the center is and how happy my children are at the end of the day.

My child enjoys coming to school every day. My child talks highly of his experience at New Horizon Academy.
Ensuring the quality of children's daily experiences in early childhood programs and promoting positive child outcomes is the goal of the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria.
  • Relationships
  • Curriculum
  • Teaching
  • Assessment of Child Progress
  • Health
  • Teachers
  • Families
  • Community Relationships
  • Physical Environment
  • Leadership and Management

A 4-star Parent Aware Rating means:
  • Our programs exemplifies a truly engage school readiness partner for parents
  • We offer ongoing assessment of a child’s progress
  • Our programs continually adapt plans and goals to meet the need of each individual child
  • Our teachers regularly update parents on their child’s progress Our teachers receive on-going childhood-related education

  • Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) supports child care providers in creating child care settings that are as environmentally healthy as possible.
  • Eco-Healthy providers commit to reducing children's exposure to environmental health hazards.

WHERE TO START

We understand that choosing an early education and child care program for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. That is why we have created a step-by-step guide to help you make an informed decision about the early care and education program you choose for your child.

Step 1: Find a New Horizon Academy near your home or your place of work.

Step 2: Schedule a tour. Visit our centers to learn more about the wonderful programs we offer for children. Use our Quality Child Care Checklist to help you make an informed decision about the early care and education you choose for your child.

Step 3: Complete the Enrollment Agreement and other required forms to enroll your child at New Horizon Academy.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you want to plan your visit to one of our centers. Thank you for considering New Horizon Academy. We are eager to partner with you during this incredible time in your child’s growth and development.

If you have already visited New Horizon Academy and would like to begin the enrollment process, you can find all the information and forms you need to secure a place for your child at New Horizon Academy. Download, print, and complete the forms to guarantee a spot in New Horizon Academy.

Emergency Card-Fill In
Enrollment Agreement
Health Care Summary & Immunization Record
Authorization for Over-the-Counter-Fever-Reducing Medications
Infant Food Recommendations

Enroll Now and Receive Our Internet Inquiry Offer. To take advantage of this offer, download the coupon for 25% off your first 4 weeks, print it, and present it on your next visit to New Horizon Academy. We are delighted to welcome your family to New Horizon Academy. Childhood may only last a short while, but we know your family will gain many happy memories with us that will last a lifetime. Click here for more information.



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