The Early Childhood Center at St. Catherine University has earned a Four Star Parent Aware rating, the highest possible rating. Becoming rated is a voluntary process, and shows a commitment to quality early care and education.
Parent Aware, Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, offers tools and resources to help families find quality child care and early education, assists programs to improve their practices, and helps children benefit from care and education that will prepare them for school and life.
Founded in 1931 by Ann Harvey, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Early Childhood Center meets a vital need for quality care and education of the children of St. Kate's students, faculty, staff and surrounding community. Many second-generation children find their way back to the Center. Full and part-time educational services are offered for children ages 33 months to six years.
As a Parent Aware Star-Rated program, the Early Childhood Center will be featured on the new Parent Aware website.