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Rochester, MN (Cascade Creek)

Rochester’s Trusted Daycare and Preschool

New Horizon Academy Rochester - Cascade Creek is located conveniently in Rochester, Minnesota, near the Mayo Clinic. We have been serving Rochester families and Mayo Clinic employees with quality childcare and early education services since 2011. Our school features six infant rooms, four toddler rooms, three early preschool rooms, and six preschool rooms. At our Rochester childcare, we use a comprehensive curriculum that includes character development, STEAM, literacy, motor skills, and more, all with an emphasis on building confident and excited learners. We are NAEYC accredited and hold a four-star rating through MN Parent Aware. We’d love to show you our Rochester daycare center! Please contact us with any questions or to schedule a tour.

Awards and Accolades

Meet Our Rochester School Director


I grew up here in Rochester, MN! I went to school at MSU – Mankato and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies. I love creating and maintaining relationships with the children and families that I work with every day.

Education – Minnesota State University – Mankato

Years of Early Childhood Education Experience: 6

What do you like about early childhood?

Watching the children grow and achieve milestones. I love seeing children light up when they learn something new or accomplish a new skill.

What makes your school unique?

We are NAEYC accredited and 4-star Parent Aware rated. We have staff that have been with us for 5+ years and other teachers that have an education in early childhood development. We are one center with two buildings – one building is for infants and toddlers, while the other building is for early preschool and preschoolers.

What is your favorite children’s book?

“Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch

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My son has been at New Horizon Academy – Cascade Creek for two years now and we absolutely love this place! The director is wonderful and thoughtful, and the environment is very clean and nice. It’s very close to Mayo Clinic which is really convenient if you work there!

— Fatma, New Horizon Academy Rochester 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!

Exclusive Features in Rochester

Explore some of the things that make our Rochester daycare unique!

Our Learning Programs

My child attended New Horizon Academy – Cascade Creek for 5 years. As an infant, he was in a safe, clean, and attentive environment that was very responsive to any of my concerns. The communication was excellent, and I enjoyed receiving updates throughout the day. As we moved through the toddler age and on to preschool, a creative curriculum was introduced that was extremely enriching. Our son is now well-prepared for kindergarten. The leadership and teaching staff in Rochester are enthusiastic, child-centered, and most of all, happy people. When I had to go to work, my mind was at peace knowing my son was being so well cared for at daycare.

— Ericka, New Horizon Academy Rochester parent
Frequently Asked Questions

Our Rochester 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 Rochester (Cascade Creek), 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 Rochester 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 Rochester (Cascade Creek), 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 Rochester (Cascade Creek), 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 Rochester Tuition Rates

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