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About

Lake Harriet Community Child Care (formerly Lake Harriet Christian Child Care) has been providing quality childcare since 1983. Our mission is to provide high quality care that is affordable and attainable for all. As well, we believe in creating a work environment that truly values teachers and their dedication to children. LHCCC strives to provide a stable, trustworthy, and kind place for your child to learn and explore.  

Program Perks

Brightwheel App: Message directly with teachers throughout the day and get updates on eating, sleeping, and potty training as well as pictures throughout the day. 

Small Classroom Sizes: Smaller classrooms means closeknit friendships between children and plenty of one-on-one time with teachers.

Indoor Play Space:  Minnesota weather can be unpredictable! An indoor activity area makes sure we get our wiggles out, rain or shine.

Quiet Location: Located on a quiet street within walking distance to the creek and Arden Park where the children can safely explore nature and practice their large motor skills.  

Substitute Staff: We have multiple substitute staff members. When a teacher is sick or on vacation, there is a familiar face to fill in and teach their students.

Commercial Kitchen: Our full-time kitchen manager prepares breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack daily, all of which is included in tuition. Our menu can be found here.

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Staff

Meredith

Meredith

Meredith Director Since August 2012 Meredith loves how welcoming and comfortable the staff are with one another and all of the families. She also enjoys being able to snuggle with babies when she needs a break from spreadsheets and math. In her free time, Meredith likes biking, writing, and playing with her kids. She's an avid MNUFC fan and can be seen at all home games in the supporter's section!

Megan

Megan

Megan Assistant Director Since May 2015 Megan has ten years of experience in childcare and was previously our preschool teacher! She loves the feeling of community at LHCCC and the opportunity for children and teachers to be themselves. When she's not in the office, she likes to visit the classrooms to read with kids and share her favorite stories. Outside of work, Megan can be found making art, sewing, crocheting, keeping her Sims alive, and watching Star Trek.

Leonor

Leonor

Leonor Kitchen Manager Since August 2013 Leonor appreciates the flexibility given to staff members and the ability to see the children every day. She is the grandmother of Ms. Melissa's babies and loves spending time with them! She is also very dedicated to taking care of all of her plants.

Belen

Belen

Belen Lead Infant Teacher Since October 2013

Allison

Allison

Allison Lead Infant Teacher Since January 2017 Allison loves being able to see the babies grow and change and be able to watch them get older and eventually go off to kindergarten! She fosters small, old, fluffy dogs, enjoys dancing, and murder mystery TV!

Veronica (Mika)

Veronica (Mika)

Veronica (Mika) Lead Toddler Teacher Since June 2002

Daniela

Daniela

Daniela Toddler Teacher Since April 2022 Daniela loves watching the children find out who they are as they grow! She loves reading and writing poetry and her favorite TV show (right now) is Cowboy Bebop!

Marsha

Marsha

Marsha Lead Preschool Teacher Since October 2021 (Previously employed 2014-2018) Marsha has done everything at LHCCC! She recently returned as a preschool teacher and we're so happy to have her back! What she likes most about LHCCC is that it feels like a big family. In her free time, Marsha does screen printing and draws her own style characters. She is also a small business owner!

Jazmin

Jazmin

Jazmin Float Teacher Since August 2022 Jazmin helps in all classrooms! She loves getting hugs and high fives throughout the day and enjoys watching how much the children grow and learn each day. Outside of teaching, Jazmin likes reading, swimming, taking pictures! Her favorite TV show is Law and Order and she also spends a lot of time at the park with her nephews.

Melissa

Melissa

Melissa Lead Pre-K Teacher Since September 2012 Melissa has previously worked in the toddler and preschool classrooms at LHCCC! Now, she has settled in as one of our Pre-K teachers. She loves celebrating holidays with the children and her favorite color is purple.

Clara

Clara

Clara PreK Teacher Since November 2017 Prior to becoming our Pre-K teacher, Clara taught in our toddler classroom! She loves watching her students grow and helping them get ready to start their journey into kindergarten with confidence. Outside the classroom, Clara enjoys listening to audiobooks and playing with her cat, Gizmo!

CeCe

CeCe

CeCe Summer Float Teacher Since April 2021 CeCe is currently studying English at Gustavus! She helps out in all classrooms when she's in town.

Jeanne

Jeanne

Jeanne Substitute Teacher Jeanne was previously the lead Pre-K teacher at LHCCC! She has recently retired and when she's not traveling with her husband, she is creating art and spending time with her grandchildren.

Board of Directors

Sarah Averbeck

Sarah Averbeck

Board Chair

Jordan Seebach

Jordan Seebach

Treasurer Parent Representative Since April 2022

Matthew Guidice

Matthew Guidice

Parent Representative Since April 2022

Emily Rostad

Emily Rostad

Parent Representative Since April 2022

Sandy Heidemann

Sandy Heidemann

ECLC Representative Since November 2022

Kelsey Rohde

Kelsey Rohde

ECLC Representative Since November 2022

Debra James

Debra James

ECLC Representative Since November 2022

The LHCCC Board of Directors is comprised of three parent representatives, three ECLC members. Our Board Chair is neither a member of the ECLC congregation or a current parent at LHCCC. LHCCC is not affiliated with the church and their involvement in the board is to ensure a healthy and fruitful relationship between the child care and the church. 

Current families are notified when there is an opening on the board of directors and new members are voted on by the current board. 

If you have any questions or concerns for the board of directors, you can contact them at LHCCCBoard@gmail.com.

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