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East Creek Child Care

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NECPA Accreditation

National Early Childhood Program Accreditation status means we offer high quality early childhood programs across through “Encouraging Quality and Recognizing Excellence.”  NECPA standards measure quality in the areas of adult/child interaction, health and safety of the physical environment, staff framing, and the relationship between administration, parents, and the community.

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We are proud to be a 4-Star Parent Aware child care center. That is the highest rating possible. What that means is we are using school readiness best practices to make sure the children we care for are prepared for kindergarten. 

East Creek

East Creek Child Care is a nationally accredited, licensed child care center that serves infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. 

East Creek helps children learn and develop by providing opportunities for individualized, concrete, experiential learning to encourage a love-to-learn attitude.

Highly trained and experienced staff members use Creative Curriculum to plan for and support each child's early learning. The philosophy is to foster high quality experiences for children, parents, and staff while we connect and interact as a team.

•  Individualized curriculum, developmental screening, & conferences
•  Language rich, child-centered activities
•  Professional, experienced providers
•  Developmental guidance for parents

303 East 6th St., Chaska

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Head Start
Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A Community Action Partnership (CAP) program is designed to work with families with children ages 3 to 5, and encourages parents as their child's first and most important teacher.

This is a free, quality preschool experience and also offers health, nutrition, and social services.

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A nutrition education program is available for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum, and to families with infants and children under age 5.

WIC is a CAP Agency program and is available to Carver and Scott county residents and New Beginnings students.

River Valley Nursing Center
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
No appointment needed.

1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
By appointment only.
Call: (952) 567-8205

Serves uninsured and under-insured individuals in Scott and Carver counties. This program connects people to local resources and free or low-cost healthcare services.

1st Thursday of each month 
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Provides confidential and no-fee medical and mental health care for youth as needed facilitated by school staff.