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Lakeville, MN (Dodd Road)

Quality Daycare and Preschool in Lakeville, MN

The Lakeville, MN New Horizon Academy is conveniently located off of Cedar Avenue, 175th Street West and Dodd Boulevard. Our newly renovated Lakeville daycare opened in 2007, is accredited by the National Association for Young Children, and holds a four-star rating from Minnesota Parent Aware. Our Lakeville childcare center has one infant daycare rooms, two toddler daycare rooms, and four preschool and pre-kindergarten rooms. All of our childcare classrooms use an age-appropriate curriculum, which incorporates reading, STEAM, social-emotional learning, and more. We utilize age-appropriate learning modules to prepare children for kindergarten and life beyond! We’d love to meet your family and show you our beautiful daycare classrooms. Schedule a tour at New Horizon Academy Lakeville today!

Awards and Accolades

This is a wonderful daycare for our infant and preschooler! The staff is caring, and they develop great relationships with families. Communication is wonderful and they are more flexible with scheduling than any other daycare center we have used in the past. It’s been a great experience with the Lakeville – Dodd New Horizon Academy!

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

Recently Renovated Classrooms

Our Lakeville school was renovated early 2024! Take a sneak peak inside our new great room, an open space for large-motor play, enrichment programs, and group activities!

Recently renovated great room at New Horizon Academy - Lakeville Dodd school

Our Number One Priority

At New Horizon Academy Lakeville, 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 is fulfilled at our childcare center every day.

Stay Connected

Our daycare 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
  • Daily routines
  • And so much more!

So, while you are apart, you will have peace of mind that your child is healthy, safe, learning, and having fun at New Horizon Academy Lakeville!

Unique Offerings in Lakeville

Explore some of our exclusive school amenities that make our Lakeville daycare one-of-a-kind!

Our Learning Programs

When it comes to daycare, this place is top-notch! The communication at New Horizon Academy is amazing and very responsive. The drop-off and check-in process is smooth and efficient. The environment is full of love and encouragement. Since day one, I have had no regrets about choosing the Lakeville – Dodd location for our family’s daycare.

— Kaitlyn, New Horizon Academy Lakeville parent
Frequently Asked Questions

Our Lakeville 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.

Yes! At New Horizon Academy Lakeville (Dodd Road), 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 Lakeville 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 Lakeville (Dodd Road), 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

At New Horizon Academy Lakeville (Dodd Road), 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 Lakeville Tuition Rates

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