Verndale Area Christian Academy

Child Care Center

About Us

Verndale Area Christian Academy Child Care Center (VACA) is a nonprofit 501©3 organization. Our center is licensed by the state of Minnesota. At VACA, we believe that the heart, mind, and soul of a young person is a precious thing to be cared for and molded in a healthy balanced way to include a strong faith based Christian worldview.

Research indicates that during the first three years of life, 85% of the brain's physiological development takes place. Approximately 60% of a child's cognitive skills, the ability to learn, is developed by age four. We recognize the importance of early brain development and learning and strive to help children develop to the best of their ability. VACA is committed to individualized learning for each child at age appropriate levels so that each child can learn and grow at their own pace.

Our education method will provide children with a learning environment and experiences that will help children develop socially, cognitively, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. VACA will also teach children life skills in a manner appropriated to their age and stage of development. We will be using a variety of supplies and equipment to help us with these experiences. Our teachers will provide a daily schedule with both indoor and outdoor activities, weather permitting.

Call with any questions or to arrange a visit or to check for availability. Our number is 218-445-5568 (After Hours: 218-838-3789).


NOW OFFERING CARE FOR:

  • 6 weeks - 5 years of age with curriculum based programming.
  • School age child care (K-4th grade) for the Summer.
  • Before & After School Program (K-4th grade), during the school year.


MISSION STATEMENT:

Verndale Area Christian Academy Child Care Center will provide love and care to children in a safe, clean, fun environment by trained, caring staff.


HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday-Friday 6:30am to 6:00pm


CURRENT NEEDS:

‌•Please continue to pray for guidance as we minister & care for the children in our program.

‌•Funding for playground & classroom equipment, etc. Please consider donating online (via tithely), give by texting the word 'give' to 507-556-5223, or by mail to 402 NE Clark Dr, Verndale, MN 56481. Thank you