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Welcome to Beautiful Savior Child Development Center

Beautiful Savior Child Development Center is a nonprofit Lutheran early childhood program operated by Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The Center is licensed by the State of Minnesota, Department of Human Services.

To contact the Child Development Center, call 763-235-7626

or email Mary McKnight, director, or Danielle Wheeler, assistant director.

Beautiful Savior Child Development Center admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


Mary McKnight



Danielle Wheeler

Assistant Director


The Center's mission is “Connecting children with God’s love through early care and education.”


Beautiful Savior Child Development Center exists to lead children on the journey of growth—socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, creatively, and spiritually. At the Child Development Center, children are offered a safe Christian environment where they can celebrate who they are, explore the world around them and learn about Jesus. As an outreach ministry of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, we seek to meet the needs of families and offer them support. Just as Jesus “took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them,” we, too, accept all children into an atmosphere of caring Christian love. 


​We believe:

  • Children are important to Christ. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:14

  • Each child is a unique creation of God and we strive to help each child attain a healthy self-concept and individuality.

  • Children learn best about God’s world through active experimentation and exploration.

  • Play is a vehicle for learning and enables each child to progress through each developmental stage.

  • Children should be provided a warm and loving environment which maximizes growth potential in the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, creative and spiritual areas.

  • Early childhood education is a ministry to children and their families.

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