Ridges Child Care

Growing and Learning Together in a Loving Environment

Ebenezer Ridges Campus' Child Care provides a balanced faith-based approach to teaching infants, toddlers, and preschoolers that focuses on the whole child by promoting social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and educational growth. Ebenezer Ridges Campus Child Care uses a hands-on learning style that encourages children to explore, create, question, and make their own choices, helping prepare them for the transition into school.


Ages of Enrollment: Infants 6 weeks to Pre-K


Hours of Operation 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closed on major holidays


To see some of our fun activities, visit our Facebook page

“All the staff have been wonderful over the past 5 years; there is very little turnover which allows for strong and meaningful relationship with teachers and students.”

“E., H., M., and S. are fabulous humans and have made our daughter a better person through their care, teaching and love.”

“S. has always been so personable and treats my child and every other child like her own.”

“You know you are in the right place when your kids run to their teachers!” -- S.T.

“There’s a reason that the Ridges has waiting lists…exceptional care and learning options every day!” -- L.M.

“We had lots of questions and were scared. 3 months later, I’m asking the teachers for advice!” – J.P.

Our Programs

Our talented child care teachers can’t wait to meet your family!

We offer exceptional education and care for children age 6 weeks to Pre-Kindergarten.

OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES: Intergenerational activities with our Grandfriends who live on our campus, engaging curriculum that focuses on educational benefits of learning through play, healthy food prepared daily by our own Chefs, fun exploration outside time, and so much more!

*Summer spots will fill fast, please reserve early.


Infant Classroom

Infant Classroom

Our infant classroom, for babies from 6 weeks to 16 months, is situated in a safe and welcoming area. Our professional teachers are well-trained, dedicated and provide a loving, nurturing environment. We provide daily communication about your child’s schedules, napping and well-being throughout the day.

Toddler Classroom

Toddler Classroom

Our professional teachers work hard to help our tender toddlers 16 mo. - 32 mo. become more independent, creative and self-assured through learning and play. Our goal is to tailor the class experience to each child’s individual needs to ensure they can achieve the skills they need to move to the next level of development.

Younger Preschool

Younger Preschool

Our Young Preschool classroom has an inviting atmosphere that encourages children to laugh, learn and play. Our trained, professional teachers integrate learning opportunities through stimulating, educational activities and play. We help to prepare each child and provide the beginning foundation to be successful in everyday life.

Older Preschool

Older Preschool

Our Older Preschool classroom continues to prepare your child for a successful kindergarten experience. Our trained teachers provide your child with the experiences they need to be successful by providing lessons, using a variety of methods to ensure each child’s individual learning needs are met.



Students of the Child Care program at Ebenezer Ridges Campus are invited to take part in our unique intergenerational education program. In this program, residents of our Ebenezer Ridges Campus senior living community become the “Grandfriends” of our youngest community members: rocking infants, leading toddlers in arts, crafts, and gardening activities, or partnering with preschoolers in the Life Long Learning MacPhail Music program.

As children and seniors share stories, play games, and create together during staff-supervised activities, an unmistakable bond forms that transcends generations and brings joy to participants of all ages.

"Hello! I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all that the preschool provides for our daughter Isabella. We couldn’t be happier! Since starting, she is seeking out healthier food options with proteins, fruits, and vegetables as well as her learning new things each day, and even the way she treats others. She is constantly reminding us of “good” and “bad” words avoiding words of “stupid” and “bully”. We all love Ms. Bonnie and the rest of the teachers. They are making a noticeable positive difference in her life and our family!"

Schyler & Eric S.


About Our Director

My name is Jody Schumann. I am currently the Director of Child Care on the Ebenezer Ridges Campus in Burnsville. I have been the director for 19 years at Ebenezer. I have over 35 years of experience working in child care. I have a degree in Family and Consumer Science from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.

I was a part of opening the TowerLight Child Care Program with Ebenezer 10 years ago and helped start-up and open The Pillars Child Care program.

I work part-time at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Lakeville in the retail shop and cashier for the last 18 years. I enjoy biking, camping, fishing and cooking.

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We’d love to meet your child and talk to you about your child care needs!

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