I have been with COT Waconia for almost a year. After touring COT and seeing first hand the interactions between the children and staff, I knew this is where I wanted to continue my journey in teaching. COT is so much more than a childcare center, it is environment conducive to learning for children... See More
We moved here 3 years ago from out of state with little knowledge of the area or its childcare facilities. Unannounced, we stopped by the Waconia location and Tracy welcomed us and spent a great deal of time showing us the facility. We knew immediately we had found a "home." My boys have develope... See More
With three kids at Children of Tomorrow, the staff is more than just teachers they are family.
For us and our children the COT teachers are known by their actions, sometimes more than their names. Our son has had the pleasure of growing and being exposed to the following teachers: the lullaby si... See More
COT has been amazing! Our son started there a few month ago. Originally we wanted the In home daycare or nanny but when we ran into conflicts with both of those options we figured we would try going a a center. Every since we have been at Children of tomorrow our son has excelled so much more and he... See More
Children of Tomorrow is truly one of the best childcare facilities I've ever seen. The curriculum is interactive, always changing, and very involved. All the teachers work together as a team to create the best learning environment possible for everyone who walks through the doors. Everything about... See More
I have been working at Children of Tomorrow for 4.5 years and now my child attends COT. I love how welcoming the staff are, and I love how the families who attend, feel like family!
I was nervous to come back to work with a new baby on my hip, but as soon as I walked in the front door I was welcom... See More
I have known I wanted to work at Children of Tomorrow since I was twelve years old, and four years later it became my first job. Working at Children Of Tomorrow has made me realize I have a passion for working with children. I love helping kids to come out of their shell and being able to witness th... See More
Our family has been attending COT for over 7 years. The center and the teachers feel like our extended family. We completely trust that the teachers, staff, and management will do the right thing for our children. They are very caring and compassionate individuals. Our children love their teache... See More
I have been with Children of Tomorrow for a few years in Waconia. COT is not just a business to work for but a family. Aleta and other management cares about us personally and not just our life at work. They invest in a lot of time and energy to help us to become the greatest teachers out there. ... See More
I have been with Waconia COT for three years. I once had a parent ask me in a conference "Why COT?" to which my response was " Because COT is above the rest!" What I mean by this is COT and Aleta are invested in their teachers. They push us to better ourselves at each and evry turn. By helping us b... See More
Our experience with Children of Tomorrow has been amazing. There is no doubt that the teachers and learning environment created by COT has contributed to each and every childhood milestone for our kids. We are beyond thankful for COT!... See More
Children of Tomorrow has been such a blessing in our lives! Both of my kids absolutely love going there. They are flexible and worked diligently to accomadate our unique schedule.
My son started attending daycare when he was 18 months so it was a tough transition for him, but Miss Amy and Miss Ann... See More
My story....where do I begin. I came to Children of Tomorrow, Chanhassen in 2005. I started as and aide in the young infant room. I am currently the lead teacher. We pride ourselves in providing the best possible care and learning at Children of Tomorrow. I consider each of the babies that enter... See More
I have been with Children of Tomorrow for almost two years now, and I could not have found a more rewarding job. Starting out in the infant room, I built awesome relationships with not only my co-workers but with the kids as well. I recently began teaching in the younger toddler classroom, and I hav... See More
I've been with the Chanhassen COT since April 2016. I came from an elementary school and was so worried about the big change. I knew the moment I walked in the door that I made a great decision! All the staff and families here are so welcoming, and wonderful. In my time at COT I have grown so much, ... See More
We have only been with Children of Tomorrow for 5 weeks, but have been SO impressed with them. We have a 2 1/2 year old who was previously at another center in town. We couldn't believe how big of a difference there was in his behavior, language abilities, and just general disposition, shortly aft... See More
I absolutely LOVE children of tomorrow. Children of tomorrow is a great place to learn and grow , and there is a new adventure every day. There truly couldn't be better teachers, or STUDENTS !... See More
My story with COT started right out of college! I began working as an assistant teacher in the infant room in Chanhassen, I loved it and my co workers! A few months down the road the news of the new location in Norwood spread and gave me the opportunity to become the lead infant Teacher. This allowe... See More
I have worked for Children of tomorrow in chanhassen for about a year and a half, I started working in older toddlers, but have worked in younger toddlers, older infants, and currently I work in younger infants. I have learned so much more than i had ever thought i would! i love all the families tha... See More
I have been working at Children of Tomorrow for 5 years now and could not have picked a better place to work! I love how all the staff, kids and parents all feel like family! At COT we pride ourselves in giving the highest quality, care and love we can give to every family that comes thru our door... See More
Children of tomorrow is the perfect fit for my child. He learns so much there and loves his teachers. They are always giving me updates and keeping me in the know with how he is doing. I love hearing how he interacts with his friends and teachers. Thank you COT for being so amazing! ... See More
Shout out to COT!!! I have always had my heart set on working in a elementary school, but now working for COT and being with the best staff ever I can't see myself working anywhere else. I was really lost and had no idea where my life was going then I stumbled upon the children of tomorrow website a... See More
We have had a wonderful experience at COT over the last 4 years! We know that our kids are in the best possible care every day when we drop them off and kids are always excited to go because they always have tons of fun games, art & activities to look forward to! Not to mention all the extras like S... See More
It's as if children of tomorrow found every kind, caring person in the southwest metro and put them in their staff! Our daughter has been attending since December and it has been so wonderful! I would recommend them to anyone looking for the best environment for their children!... See More
We've taken our older boys to Children of Tomorrow for 2.5 years now and our infant has been enrolled for 4 months. I can't say enough good things about the staff at COT. Our older boys have learned so much since they've been at COT like spanish & sign language and they absolutely love going to scho... See More
Children of Tomorrow is the best! My girls have been attending the Waconia location for almost 1 year and we are thrilled with their care! I am comforted to watch them hug their friends and teachers good-bye at the end of the day. It really is their home away from home! Every day they are learning s... See More
We are new to COT and absolutely love it! They are so warm and welcoming and we know our little one is in good hands. It's clean and all of the teachers care so much for each kid. Thank you, COT!... See More
We couldn't be happier with our selection of COT for our family's childcare. The staff is very friendly, dedicated, and caring. We're always amazed by how much our daughter is learning at COT throughout the day. The sign language curriculum for infants/toddlers has been a huge help and something we ... See More
We have 3 children that attend COT and they all love it! The staff is great it amazes me everyday when we walk through the halls and everyone knows their names. COT is truly our second family. I also love all the pictures I get of my kids all day long. You won't regret choosing COT for your family... See More
We absolutely love COT! Our son is so excited to go everyday and play with all of his friends and teachers. The entire staff is wonderful and you can tell that they love their jobs and they care about each other. We are so happy we decided to make the switch to COT, our son is really thriving!... See More
The teachers are genuine and love what they do and the love all the kids. I can see the skills they are teaching our son every week. It’s great to watch him learn, grow and thrive. When I have questions about my child's development the teachers are great at offering up suggestions and answering my... See More
Our son has been going to Children of Tomorrow for over a year now and he loves it as much as we do. The teachers are all great and you can see how much they care for all the children. There is a huge playground, they go on field trips, and have a great/fun curriculum. COT is light years better than... See More
We have just recently switched to COT for our 4 and half year old. It was the best thing we could have ever done! Should have done it a long time ago. It was an easy transition. The teachers and staff where very welcoming and had great communication on concerns and ideas. I love the atmosphere and t... See More
Both of my kiddos absolutely love going to school at COT!! Every teacher we've had has made a major impact on them. We absolutely ADORE Miss Anna! She made the transition to COT so much easier for my son, he was familiar with her, so she took him under her wing and made sure he felt safe and welcome... See More
Before joining the COT family, daycare was a source of stress in my life. I had used a couple different centers in the past, and they just didn’t feel like “The One”. I was referred to COT by a friend, and I finally feel at peace! My kids have been going to COT for over a year and I continu... See More
Children of Tomorrow has been such a wonderful place to bring our daughter! The staff are welcoming, cheerful, and almost immediately knew all of our names! The facility is clean and bright! The teachers are truly exceptional! We started in the younger toddler room with Ms Josie and Ms Caitlyn (tru... See More
Our family loves Children of Tomorrow. COT is dedicated to education and provides the challenging higher learning experience my child neeeds. The curriculum is diverse covering areas including Spanish. The programs are creative and fun. From infant to preschool we have always referred to COT as s... See More
We love children of tomorrow. They are very creative in the way that they plan their day with the children. They have helped our family in many ways and we love that our children are happy to go every morning to see their teachers Who at this point we considered to be family.... See More
Our daughter just recently joined COT this past January! Within the short time we have been there, we just cannot say enough how wonderful the staff is with our daughter! We love the daily reports we get and the daily photos/videos of our daughter! We know she has a blast when she is there! They sur... See More
My son has been with COT since he was an infant. It's been the most spectacular place for him. The teachers at every level have been caring, generous and savvy on best ways to care for children. He is now four and feels such a strong connection to his friends and his teachers. I couldn't endorse... See More
Children of tomorrow feels like a you are dropping your kids off with family members. I previously came from another center and seeing the differences truly made me appreciate COT more and more. The day I had walked in to get paperwork they allowed me to go on an impromptu tour. In this tour, the di... See More
COT has been great for our family! Our daughter LOVES going to school everyday. Some days she doesn't even want to go home :-)
I never thought a 2 year old could be so smart and I give tons of credit for this to COT. They are doing amazing things with these students.... See More
We toured multiple daycare locations before choosing COT and after our visit my husband and I both had an overwhelming feeling that the children are in amazing hands. On the first day I had a lot of people ask me if I cried after drop off and....NO I did not. I truly felt that my infant was going to... See More
We love COT! Our experience has been excellent. We have a 3 year old and an infant. Our 3 year old has learned so much from COT's curriculum and loves going to school. Miss Anna in the young preschool room has been wonderful and our daughter loves her! The teachers in the infant room are terrif... See More
We have had kids in COT for about for years. The curriculum is wonderful. Any concerns we have had about our children were quickly answered or addressed. The summer activities keep the kids very active and busy.... See More
I am beyond proud to be a new team member in our Children of Tomorrow Center in Norwood Young America and greatful for the helpful teachers from our other locations! I enjoy our smaller class sizes because it gives me the opportunity to know each child on a more personal level and it allows myself a... See More
I may be new to COT at the Norwood location but in the time that I've been there I have been privileged to work along side caring teachers that truly care about the children in they classes. Also, the staff is very helpful and supportive. I couldn't ask to work for a better place to work. I personal... See More
I have worked at Children of Tomorrow since 2012. After moving from Iowa and working in the same center for 16 years I was so nervous about working in a new place. I could not have chosen a better place to work. It's like being a part of a big family! I love helping out new parents and caring fo... See More
We love Children of Tomorrow! We moved to Waconia last July and one of the things I was most anxious about was our son switching preschools because we were so happy with where he was. From the moment we met Tracy and the staff at COT I knew we had found a great 'new' school for Noah. I'm amazed ev... See More
I love working at COT! I love all the smiling faces and warm hug from all the kids ! Staff and parents are so friendly and I love working in such a fast pace environment ! Thanks COT for all the wonderful memories so far!... See More
Education, Foundation and Enrichment these three things aren't only what COT stands for but it's what I see everyday I come to work. The staff are more like friends, and the children mean the world to me! My favorite part about being a COT infant teacher is knowing I made an impact on their life and... See More
We have been so incredibly blessed by the staff at COT. We were forced to make an abrupt change with our daycare arrangements and COT welcomed us with open arms and made the transition seamless for our children. They have an incredible facility, incredible and caring staff, and a top notch curricu... See More
We are new to Children of Tomorrow- NYA and the transitions for our family was super easy. As a mother & father, making a change is never easy. However; when our girls started the first day - there was no doubt in our minds. Our biggest concern was nap and meal time. Our girls never slept outside of... See More
I LOVE working for Children of Tomorrow! I have been working here for 3 years and it's been an incredible experience. (Fun Fact: I also worked here as an aide in high school!) Aleta is inspiring, motivating and helps each staff member continue to grow. Coming to work everyday is fun, rewarding and ... See More
My family and I could not be happier with the choice to enroll our kids at Children of Tomorrow. The teachers are welcoming, thoughtful and provide our kids with the individual attention they need. Between field trips, in-house programs and theme weeks, our little busy-bodies are always experiencing... See More
My kids have been to a few daycares in the area but as a mom of a 4 year old with sensory processing disorder none of them seemed to work the classes were to big he was overwhelmed and he wasn't enjoying going since coming here my son loves daycare he actually has friends and I am not getting multip... See More
Children of Tomorrow is AMAZING! As a current staff member of 7 years and COT parent of 2 years, I would recommend Children of Tomorrow to any family. The curriculum is geared towards each age level and specific needs of each child, staff are knowledgeable and professional and the centers are welcom... See More
We brought our son to COT after a negative experience at another center and they welcomed our family, patiently working with him through a nervous transition. He has made much progress both socially and academically and he now loves his teachers and friends there. A very positive experience and I'm sure we will be a little emotional when he leaves to head to Kindergarten in the Fall!
We love Children of Tomorrow. Our youngest son has been at Children of Tomorrow since he was 5 months old; he's currently 3 1/2 yr old. We have been so impressed with the teachers in every room. They have all been so caring, helpful, and invested in our son's development, making every transition to the next room more difficult for us than for our son :) We've had our older son at COT for summer programming and non-school days in the past, and he enjoyed the program and teachers, as well. Compared to other daycare experiences we had with our older son, COT is our favorite for many reasons.
We have been at COT Waconia for over 5 years with 2 kids. They are more than a daycare. My 6 year old went through their preschool and pre-k program. She learned so much and adjusted extremely well to kindergarten. COT has conferences twice a year at all levels to discuss developmental milestones. Most importantly I have complete trust in the staff to care for my children and that says a lot in itself. They have great communication through many avenues including the Tadpoles program. Getting pictures of them throughout the day is awesome!
Children of tomorrow is top notch. This learning center, founded and run by Aleta Mechtel, is run with a true passion for the children there and making the best and biggest impacts of every child that crosses their path.
I am very thankful for the families that i get to know through my job! I meet some wonderful kiddos, and amazing families. I cannot wait to meet more fabulous families throughout my time at COT!
Our son has been a student at COT Waconia since he was 12 weeks old and has loved it from the beginning! Now, at 17 months, he runs to the car in the morning to get to school. The teachers are fabulous, hands-on, and passionate about what they do every day. The teachers at COT Waconia work on everything from art to reading to numbers with the children, regardless of age (yes, on JJ's first day ever, he painted an Elmo picture). They are creative and come up with fun, age-appropriate crafts and games for the little ones that I never would have come up with on my own. As a result of COT Waconia's care, JJ has become a little artist, athlete, Einstein, and reading machine and he is always excited to show me the new things he's learned at school!
Children of Tomorrow is simply amazing. Our family recently switched learning center locations and it happened to be a big change not only for us, but for our 18 month old daughter. She went from an infant room at one center, to a young toddler room at Children of Tomorrow. With a whole new environment, and ALL new faces, we were nervous. Miss Josie (young toddler lead teacher) has made our transition effortless and so comforting. Miss Josie called us twice our first week and reassured us that our daughter was adjusting so well, and made sure we didn't have any questions or concerns. She is phenomenal and has such a warm heart. It is amazing how fast our daughter has adjusted to her new classroom and we have Miss Josie and Miss Caitlyn (and all of the staff at Children of Tomorrow) to thank for this amazing experience. We can't wait for the many years ahead of us at Children of Tomorrow.
My wife and I switched to COT mostly because we needed a location that was more convenient to home. We found that being closer to home was only one of the many benefits! The staff is professional, considerate and caring. They consistently demonstrate that they are fully vested in the education and care of our children. Our oldest has made a number of friends and often tells us about the fun things he learns at school. We are very happy with Children of Tomorrow and appreciate all their hard work and their great attitudes.
We have 3 children who go to COT and they LOVE it! The teachers are amazing and I am constantly amazed at how much the kids know at such young ages. We love you COT!
As much as I love working as COT I love having my child at COT! My son is in the younger infant room and his teachers are AMAZING! They are always willing to work with any changes I make in my child's schedule throughout the day. They are so helpful when it comes to deciding what comes next and when. This is my first baby so I have a lot of questions. I would recommend COT for anyone!
If you're in need of a fun, caring and educational environment for your children look no further! Children of tomorrow has been a blessing to our family for over three years now!
I have not been working at COT very long but can honestly say I have found it to be a utopia of love and learning! Every single child that comes to learn and play with us is treated as if they are the only one. All of the staff here are incredibly loving, nurturing, and understanding to each individuals needs. I am so proud to say that I am part of the COT family and hope to be here for many years to come.
I started at COT a month ago and the instant I stepped in the door it felt like home! At that moment I decided that I would apply. My experience so far has been nothing short of phenomenal! The staff are beyond warm and welcoming! They will treat your kids like you would treat them and go above and beyond to make them feel safe and secure. I highly recommend children of tomorrow for your child/ren and have throughly enjoyed working there. Come home to COT! :)
My name is Kayla and I have worked at COT for 5 years now. I have continued to stay with COT over the years not only because we are an amazing center that provides AMAZING care for the children but because of the relationships and 'family' I have been blessed to be apart of here. I have gotten to know wonderful families and made friendships that will stay with myself and family for years to come. COT is not just a childcare center but a school and second home that will teach your son/daughter core academics, life long skills, and experiences that will stay with them forever.
I have worked at COT for 3 years. COT is a great place to be. The staff know how to work together to create a wonderful learning environment full of love. Seeing the smiling faces of the kids and parents each day lets me know that I am in the right place. I feel that I am making a strong impact in their lives. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
I just started at Children of Tomorrow 3 months ago and I am blown away by the love and support they give to their staff and kids. They expect the best out of you and they will give you the best in return. I am very proud to say that I work at COT!
Great teachers and an excellent curriculum!
I am proud to be one of the longest employee ever. I've been at COT since 2000 and I can't see myself anywhere else. This place is very welcoming the staff are very helpful, friendly, and the place is inviting as well.