TESTIMONIALS

Parent Testimonial

I’ve been a big supporter of Candice and her team’s vision for Cultivate Mankato for years.  However, until recently I never truly got to experience it through the eyes of a parent.  Earlier this year we enrolled our 3 year old at Cultivate Mankato when our family was in need of full time care and I have been truly blown away!  The curriculum, staff, and guests that stop in each week are truly amazing.  My wife and I marvel at the experience our little guy has been getting when we discuss what he was doing that day after he goes to bed.  Each day I find myself captivated by the updates on our parent app that show pictures, what he’s learning, and a discussion about how he’s been feeling during the day plus his participation in the activities.  I just think to myself, if only my two teenagers would have had the opportunity to have this same experience.  It is just so much more than I ever would have expected.  Each week I find myself thinking, “This experience can’t get any better for my son.  Then, without fail, I find myself in awe that the experience once again got better!"  This is what childcare and development should look like for all children.  It is unfortunate that every child doesn’t get the opportunity to attend.  My wife and I are so happy that we made this decision and I tell every parent I know that they should consider Cultivate Mankato.  You truly need to experience it firsthand to appreciate the difference.  There is a very real difference.

Parent Testimonial

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating such a wonderful place for our kids. Sending our son to Cultivate was the best decision we ever made for him. When he first started attending, he had been diagnosed with speech delay and was missing many developmental milestones. Cultivate helped him to catch up and blossom into a funny, happy kid who won't stop talking! I am so, so grateful for you and the teachers and everyone who guided him with such patience and care. It must be so challenging particularly in this pandemic; I appreciate all the measures you take to keep the kids safe. Cultivate set the bar very high for what we want in childcare now. Of all the things we will be leaving behind in Mankato, leaving Cultivate is what breaks my heart the most. You really helped our family in so many ways, I don't know how to thank you enough.

Parent Testimonial

Cultivate Mankato is a great addition to the downtown community. The space is bright and open and so inviting. I appreciate their willingness to think outside the box when it comes to dealing with children and their families, how to involve the community and really change the "normal" child care setting. Cultivate is anything but normal; they are extraordinary!

Parent Testimonial

Cultivate Mankato has such a wonderful atmosphere for the children, families, and teachers. We appreciate so many aspects including the teacher to child ratio that is in place. As a parent there is no better feeling than knowing your child will be safe, loved, and well taken care of during the day. We value the structured learning and play activities as well as fresh and nutritious foods offered. Our daughter loves her teachers and we are so thankful to be part of the Cultivate Mankato family.

Parent Testimonial

We highly recommend Cultivate Mankato! We've been so happy taking our daughter and LOVE their part time options as we don't need full time care. Besides nutritious meals, they provide diapers and formula, and they have made it such a smooth transition for our daughter from the infant to the toddler room. It is such a clean, warm, and friendly atmosphere – we couldn't imagine our daughter anywhere else!

Parent Testimonial

Love, love, LOVE how Cultivate Mankato has time and time again positively impacted our childcare experience with our toddler from day one! Their commitment to quality care for the children is seen through so many aspects of the business. Another home away from home. Thank you Cultivate for your consistent high standard of care for our little one and all these precious young people you serve so well everyday!

Parent Testimonial

WOW!— what an amazing team/group of people to care for our children! As a first time mother it can be scary bringing your little one to a whole new environment. Extremely clean building, and secure. Super friendly staff! I'm beyond happy with choosing Cultivate as our family's child care provider. They make you feel welcomed and informed.

Parent Testimonial

We feel great about bringing our 6 month old baby to Cultivate Mankato. The staff is warm and inviting and truly have our babies best interest in mind. They send updates and pictures throughout the day and I never question the quality of care. The facility is clean and organized. The hours of operation are great for our unpredictable schedule.

Parent Testimonial

Our family absolutely loves Cultivate Mankato. Their business model is out of this world and the care givers truly care about their children and families needs and wants. Candice goes above beyond to make everyone happy! I couldn't imagine bringing my children anywhere else.

Parent Testimonial

Cultivate Mankato is an innovative approach to empowering families, building community, and revitalizing downtown Mankato, all while providing a nurturing safe environment for the next generation to learn and grow.

Candice Deal-Bartell is a strategic innovative leader. I've been privileged to work with Candice, and she provides high support-high challenge for her team members. She is committed to excellence in leadership and models this with integrity, character and genuine care. Get ready Mankato............amazing transformation is coming through Cultivate Mankato!