Children's Place

Preschoolers smiling by stood up wood logs on a sunny autumn day


To be a model program providing quality, nurturing care and educational experiences for young children and their families of diverse backgrounds and abilities by building on the strengths of our community.


UMD Children’s Place is founded in the belief of the critical importance of the first years of life and the need to embrace the diversity of our world today.  The mission of UMD Children’s Place is two fold:

  • To provide quality, nurturing care of children while their families are at work or study.
  • To provide interdisciplinary educational opportunities for UMD students in order to enhance their classroom learning with practical experiences.


UMD Children's Place strives to honor, support and celebrate the diversity of its children, families and staff. Diversity is interpreted in the broadest sense and includes race, language, faith background, family structure, sexual orientation, physical ability and economic status.

Contact Us

For more information please call our office at (218) 726-6727.