Happy Birthday, Early Childhood Academy–Red Wing!

Last month, we celebrated our Red Wing location’s first birthday! We are so grateful for the trust our Red Wing families have put in us last year. We look forward to supporting you and your kiddos for years to come!  

Our Birthday Bash

On May 17, we threw a party to celebrate our first year of operations. We invited our amazing families to join us for an evening of fun. We had a bounce house, temporary tattoos, a prize wheel, yard games, and lots of cupcakes, lemonade, and other treats. You can check out all the fun we had on our Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the 17th!

Reflections on Our First Year

Our first year of operations in Red Wing was full of fun, family, and growth. Our team of 35 employees, including 5 who have earned or are working on their child development associate credential, served 247 children last year. Here’s what we got up to.

Fun at Early Childhood Academy – Red Wing

We kicked off the fun at ECA–Red Wing by participating in our first-ever Red Wing River City Days. We had a blast meeting the community and getting the word out about our academy. This year, we’re thrilled to support the event as a lifeboat sponsor.

The fun continued at our center when the firetrucks stopped by in October. Santa made a visit to the academy in December, and in February, our preschoolers started a pen pals program with our academies in Belle Plaine and New Prague. We held our first Easter event in March and got our school pictures taken in April. May was a month of celebrations, including pre-K graduation, teacher appreciation week, and our first birthday party.

This summer, we’re hosting our first Camp Academy for our School agers, with summer fun events that include special guests from a landscaping company, a garbage truck, and the Teddy Bear Band. Want to participate in the fun? Schedule your tour today!

Family at Early Childhood Academy – Red Wing

Family is at the heart of what we do at Early Childhood Academy. That’s why we try to involve you and your family at our event throughout the year. In the last year, we hosted grandparents for a special grandparents’ day in September and treated moms to muffins for Mother’s Day. Dads got donuts for Father’s Day in June. We look forward to having you visit your child at the academy this year!

Growth at Early Childhood Academy – Red Wing

We are so grateful for the families who made our first year successful. With your support, we were able to achieve many milestones that will help us serve you for years to come. We are very proud to have started the process of becoming Parent Aware certified in January and look forward to sharing the results of that process with you soon.

In addition to this major endeavor, we also installed new mulch on the playgrounds, trimmed the trees, and updated our HVAC system to keep your kiddos safe and comfortable at the academy. We spruced up our entryway to make it more welcoming for families, including a TV with pictures and announcements to keep you informed of everything that’s going on at ECA. We also created a lactation/mother’s room for staff and families to use while at the academy.

The entire team at Early Childhood Academy–Red Wing thanks you for your support and confidence in us. It is a privilege to care for your children. We look forward to another year of fun, family, and growth with you! For more information about ECA or to schedule your tour, please get in touch with us.

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