Our Approach

A Place Where Children Are Nurtured to Achieve Their Full Potential

Our Philosophy

At Children of Tomorrow, our philosophy is at the heart of everything we do.

Every child deserves to feel accepted, appreciated, and comfortable in their environment. We treat our students with respect, compassion, and understanding. Our mission is to raise the self-esteem of our students and empower them to reach their full potential. This philosophy leads to children who have well-rounded and impressive academics, behavior, and peer interactions.

Award-Winning and NAEYC Accredited

By meeting or exceeding all NAEYC standards, Children of Tomorrow guarantees your children are receiving the highest quality childcare possible. We are proud of our NAEYC accreditation! It’s a hallmark of providing extraordinary care parents and caregivers can trust.

Children of Tomorrow has been honored with several “Best of the Southwest Metro” awards for best childcare center. We are honored that members of our community continuously choose us as the best childcare for their families.


6 Weeks – 18 Months

infant sleeping at daycare

Stimulation For Your Baby’s Development.



18 – 36 Months

toddlers on slide at daycare

Learning Through Play.



3 – 5 Years Old

girl on swing at preschool

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten.



6 – 9 Years Old

boys reading at preschool

Fun, Interactive Learning Activities.


Meet Children of Tomorrow Owner, Aleta Mechtel

Aleta Mechtel, owner and president of Children of Tomorrow, has a life-long passion for education. Aleta knew she wanted to work with children from her first babysitting job.

Since Children of Tomorrow opened in Chanhassen in 2000, Aleta has guided parents in finding the right care for their children. Children of Tomorrow offers a wide range of programs for children that create a strong foundation, and a safe and educational experience before entering elementary school. Aleta believes in having a superior staff, focusing on exceptional academics, one-on-one interaction, and meeting each individual need of every child. Children of Tomorrow has been awarded “Best Childcare in Carver County, MN” multiple times.

Read Aleta’s Complete Bio

See What Makes Children of Tomorrow Special

Praise From Children of Tomorrow Families

“This is more than a daycare – it’s a fun, supportive, learning center that our daughter loves. It’s evident on the smile she has each time we go through the Children of Tomorrow door.”