Chanhassen Location 

Children of Tomorrow is an independently owned, family run childcare/preschool center that offers a bright, exciting, clean and caring learning environment for children 6 weeks to 9 years of age.

As a center licensed to care for 132 children, Children of Tomorrow is committed to working closely with our families to ensure that the special needs of every child are met. Our teachers, assistants and aides offer a close-knit, team approach to childcare that encourages parent involvement. Our management team works closely together to ensure they meet their common goal of making the children their number one priority. Every staff member makes it a point to know each family that is a part of the center.

Children of Tomorrow began providing childcare to the community on Jan. 31, 2000. We chose the Chanhassen area because of the growth of the city and its surrounding areas. In January 2004, we were able to add on 2 classrooms, a large muscle room, a parent information area and more office space. Our enrollment continues to remain stable through the referrals of satisfied families. We have many children who were with us since infancy and have graduated from our kindergarten program.

The owner Aleta Mechtel, prior to opening Children of Tomorrow in 2000, worked as a Kindergarten Teacher. Aleta has developed relationships with the surrounding schools in District 112 of Eastern Carver County. Aleta’s vast amount of experience and knowledge concerning children and childcare has lead to the huge success of Children of Tomorrow in Chanhassen.

Moving from a teaching position into an Owner and Director of a Childcare Center was a smooth transition. She wanted to provide a family based, unique curriculum Learning Center! She wanted her child care center to be different! To be better! To feel like home!

There is a large play area on the side with age appropriate climbing structures. There are amazing walking trails, ponds and wildlife all around. COT is located few steps away from a public park with a large field to play and build all of those large muscle skills.

Inside, the classrooms are clean and gorgeous. The fact that this facility is adorned by beautiful artwork on the walls, friendly teachers and giggles throughout, makes this child friendly environment even more welcoming. It’s not just the beauty though that makes this a wonderful place for children to grow and learn in. It’s also the program itself! Children of Tomorrow prepares children to enter the elementary schools ready to learn. Included in the educational plan are Spanish, computer classes, music classes, physical fitness and nutrition. Also, each classroom is equipped with educational toys, books and lessons from the infant room to the preschool rooms.

COT maintains a childcare center that meets the educational objectives of all learners while fostering healthy self-esteem and student success in all areas of life.

Our Goal, Philosophy, Mission

Our goal and philosophy at Children of Tomorrow make us a leader in childcare. COT is committed to ensuring that children who attend our center feel accepted, appreciated and comfortable in their surroundings. Our mission is to raise the self-esteem of our students and empower him or her to reach their full potential. Each day, in all interactions with students, all students are treated with respect, compassion and understanding. COT has high expectations for all of our students in academics, behavior and peer interactions. We do all we can to help them meet these expectations.

Find Out More

We encourage you to come in and see for yourself why Children of Tomorrow is a unique learning center that you and your children will love. To set up a tour, simply call us at either our Chanhassen, Waconia or Norwood Young America Center.