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Candice Deal-Bartell

Director & Founder

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Thank you for considering Cultivate Mankato for the care of your child! We are privileged to begin serving you and your children.

I hold a State of MN teaching license, a double MA in Education and English and have the honor to be Cultivate Mankato's Director, but my greatest title in life is "Mama." My husband, Nathan, and I have two creative and loving children, Norah and Lawson. We go through life trying to see the world through their eyes!


Through years of studying and engaging different child care centers around the Mankato area, we have discovered excellent child care options. We are lucky to live in a community that consistently and intentionally serves children and families. We also discovered how daunting and concerning the process can be, especially for new parents. We want to help by providing consistently excellent child care services and by empowering families with tools and resources to ensure your child is receiving the best care.

We understand the tough decisions regarding child care that you are facing and we want to be part of the solution. Please reach out anytime for questions about Cultivate Mankato or just general questions about the child care process. We are here to serve you!

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