Most of our teachers have a two or a four year degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, psychology, sociology, or in another related field. We have found that there is simply no substitute for educated, dedicated teachers. We work very hard to maintain low staff turnover, and as a result we have a very low turnover of children. Twenty years of experience in the child care field has taught us that our staff makes all the difference! Nicole Robbins, Owner and Founder I started Peace of Mind in 1993, after graduating from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship. I knew more than anything that I wanted to be with children, and that by partnering with parents, we could create a unique place for children to grow and thrive. Peace of Mind has evolved over the years into a home away from home for so many children. I feel incredibly blessed to have this job that is truly amazing! To be given the opportunity to be a part of so many families lives in such a unique and personal way – is incredibly joyful. Our team is always looking for ways we can do more for parents, so that they can have what we aim to provide – Peace of Mind, while their kids are in our care.
The most important thing in our infant and toddler programs is consistency of care. We have very low turnover in our infant and toddler programs. Meet some of our amazing infant team!
Donnell – 19 years of experience
Payal – 4 years of experience
Ruthie – 25 years of experience
Annie – 12 years of experience
Sara – 20 years of experience
Stephanie – 12 years of experience
Our Toddler teachers have over 10 years of accumulative experience with children 16-36 months in age. Our teachers understand how the toddlers think and develop. The toddler team creates an atmosphere for the toddlers where they can explore their environment and reach their highest potential. Our toddler teachers meet standards set by the National Association of Young Children.
Melissa – 22 years of experience
Amber – 6 years of experience
Madelyn – 3 years of experience
Preschool & Pre-K Staff
Our pre-school teachers are a caring, loving, enthusiastic and creative group dedicated to meeting the needs of their active learners. Stop in for a tour and personally meet our passionate teachers!
Jody – 25 years of experience
Christy – 15 years of experience
Mandy – 3 years of experience
Adriana – 5 years of experience
Owner, Nicole Robbins – 25th year!
Owner & CFO, Gary Robbins – 25th year!
Assistant Directors – each with more than 20 years of experience in leadership and early childhood education – Melissa and Dorey.
T.E.A.C.H. – Opportunity for those seeking degrees.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA, a project of Child Care Aware of Minnesota, is a scholarship program intended to help early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their levels of education, compensation and commitment to the field. T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) has a history of helping Minnesota child care professionals earn college credits, degrees and credentials. Benefits vary depending on scholarship type, but for most scholarship recipients, T.E.A.C.H. covers the majority of tuition and textbook purchases while also providing a travel stipend and paid release time. After increasing their education, T.E.A.C.H. recipients often see their wages, opportunities and professional recognition grow. Here is our link for more information: http://childcareawaremn.org/professionals-caregivers/grants-scholarships/teach-scholarships