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We Are


A little about us.


Civic League Day Nursery has a rich, 90+ year history that's rooted in the heart of Rochester. Today it's located in the historic Balfour House, just a few blocks from Mayo Clinic.


The children and families who make up Civic League come from diverse economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds, reflecting the greater community and its depth of culture and inclusivity. We also connect with the community through various community agencies.


We value the time your child spends with us each day. We offer low child-to-staff ratios to ensure each child has space to learn and grow. Our teachers have decades of experience and are specially trained to meet the needs of each child we serve. We divide our classrooms into similar age groups to ensure developmental and age-appropriate learning at every stage.

We offer:

  • Reggio and Montessori classroom environments invite responsive teaching to the unique needs of a child.  

  • A convenient Rochester location

  • Large nature based play yards with planned green space and gardens


  • Hours that meet the needs of working parents

  • Safe indoor and outdoor play scapes that both ignites and challenges each child's development


  • Well-rounded meals and snacks that meet Minnesota Food Program guidelines

  • Healthy nutritious meals preprepared by our on-site cook with supplemented by local organic and seasonal produce from our own gardens 


  • Whole Child Education which identifies goals in all areas of development, including social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development

  • Field trips and activities that encourage children to become lively and creative explorers

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