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Eagan, MN (Yankee Doodle)

Eagan's Trusted Daycare and Preschool

Thank you for considering the Eagan, Minnesota New Horizon Academy! We are conveniently located off Interstate 35E and Yankee Doodle Road on Federal Drive. Our school has been serving Eagan families since 1990 and offers infant, toddler, preschool, pre-k, school-age, and summer camp learning programs. Our Eagan daycare center is accredited by NAEYC, the gold standard in daycare accreditation. All New Horizon Academy childcare classrooms utilize a comprehensive early learning curriculum, focusing on STEAM, reading, social-emotional development, and more. We believe in the power of play and encourage growth and learning through physical movement. We would love to meet your family! Schedule a tour at our Lakeville daycare center today.

Awards and Accolades

Meet Our Eagan School Directors


I started at New Horizon Academy as an infant teacher in 2014 and have been the school director since 2021. My husband and I live in Rosemount with our 3 children. I am a big MN sports fan and I have also coached some of my kids’ sports teams. I truly love working with kids and watching them grow.

Education – Metropolitan State University

Years of Early Childhood Education Experience: 9

What do you like about early childhood?

I like that I can watch all the children in our care grow and learn.

What makes your school unique?

Our center really strives for a family feel. Many of our teachers have been with New Horizon Academy for years. We want to make everyone feel welcome and that they belong here.

What is your favorite children’s book?

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

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I have been with New Horizon Academy since 2016. I started off as a preschool teacher and now have moved into the office! I love being able to create relationships with families and children.

Education – Dakota County Technical College

Years of Early Childhood Education Experience: 8

What do you like about early childhood?

I love building relationships with the children and getting to see them grow and learn new things. I love seeing their faces light up once they have completed something they have been trying at for awhile.

What makes your school unique?

Our school has many long term teachers who have been here for 4 or more years. We feel like a family since we have worked together for a long time. We are also 4-star parent aware rated!

What is your favorite children’s book?

“Secret Pizza Party” by Adam Rubin

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New Horizon Academy has been an amazing partner in helping my children thrive. The teachers and staff are friendly, kind, and attentive, and communication is phenomenal. I am beyond grateful that we landed with a team of caregivers who genuinely love their job.

— Kiana, New Horizon Academy Eagan parent

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: Schedule a tour.

Step 2: 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. Contact your School Director for more information regarding the electronic forms.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you want to plan your visit to one of our schools. 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.

Our Loving and Caring Teachers

Our loving and caring teachers are eager to meet you and your child, and look forward to playing an important role in your child’s early education.

  • Our teachers are passionate about teaching and are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and educational environment for your child.
  • Our knowledgeable, professionally trained, degreed teachers provide learning experiences and support to cultivate lifelong learning and assist your child to grow to their fullest potential.
  • All teachers must pass a background check, attend ongoing professional training, and be certified in both CPR and first aid.

Our Number One Priority

At New Horizon Academy, providing a safe and healthy environment for the children entrusted into our care is our number one priority. We take many precautions to ensure that this commitment if fulfilled every day.

Daycare teacher practicing handwashing with toddler in the classroom

Stay Connected

Our teachers will keep you up-to-date on your child’s day and help you stay connected and informed. Via our mobile app, you will receive information about:

  • Special moments
  • Fun learning activities
  • Cherished photos
  • And, so much more!

So, while you are at work, you have peace of mind that your child is healthy, safe, learning, and having fun!

Before and After School Transportation

For your convenience, we offer transportation to local elementary schools for children enrolled in our before and after school program. We partner with a wide variety of schools in our community.

These schools include:

  • Deerwood Elementary
  • Glacier Hills Elementary
  • Pilot Knob Elementary
  • Woodland Elementary

School-age children on New Horizon Academy school bus


Exclusive Amenities in Eagan

Experience a variety of top-rated school amenities at our Eagan daycare!

My child has been learning so much at New Horizon Academy. She loves going to school every day and gets along well with the other children. The teachers love her, and she loves them! We recommend this childcare center!

— Rebecca, New Horizon Academy Eagan parent
Frequently Asked Questions

Our Eagan daycare center is open Monday-Friday every day with the exception of nine holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


*On Christmas Eve, New Horizon Academy closes at 3:00 p.m.


*If one of these holidays falls on a weekend, it will be observed on either Friday or Monday.


*Our school will remain open during inclement weather to ensure children still have access to quality childcare.

Yes! At New Horizon Academy Eagan (Yankee Doodle), we have an on-site cook trained in nutrition, USDA guidelines, and proper portions for young children. Our school provides nutritious and nourishing meals every day including breakfast, lunch, and snack. All meals are included in the cost of tuition.


If your child has a special nutritional need, a food allergy, or requires adaptation to our menu, please alert our school director, and we will partner with your family to create a suitable meal plan.


View a Sample Meal Plan

Our Eagan school offers both full-time and part-time schedules to accommodate the different needs of our families.


Please contact our school director for current childcare openings and availability.


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At New Horizon Academy Eagan (Yankee Doodle), we follow Minnesota state guidelines for licensed daycare staff-to-child ratios:

  • Infant classroom – 1:4
  • Toddler classroom – 1:7
  • Preschool classroom – 1:10
  • Pre-k classroom – 1:10
  • School-age classroom – 1:15

At New Horizon Academy Eagan (Yankee Doodle), daycare tuition rates vary by:

  • Number of children you’re enrolling
  • Age of children
  • Number of days per week daycare is needed


Please fill out our contact form or schedule a tour, and our school director will provide your family with personalized tuition rates.


Request Eagan Tuition Rates

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