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Harmony Kids Learning Center celebrates Grand Opening


Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in All Features

Owner and Executive Director Umbelina Cremer and family at the Harmony Kids Learning Center Grand Opening. Photo by DianeH Photography

All across the county, parents struggle to find daycare for their kids, and Southeastern Minnesota is no different. The Harmony Kids Learning Center was built to fill that need in the community.

The center can serve up to 99 children. The rooms are divided between infants, toddlers, transition, preschoolers, and school age.

The children will be served a family style breakfast and lunch in their rooms along with two snacks. The kids will be expected to help set the table and then clear it after to teach them life skills and responsibility. The food will be home cooked by the food manager, using as many organic ingredients as possible.

Owner and Executive Director Umbelina Cremer ran a successful home daycare center in Texas and Minnesota for 25 years, so has the experience needed for the Harmony Kids Learning Center. She strongly believes it’s important for kids to play, explore, and get dirty sometimes. Part of Cremer’s passion is Montessori learning, and so there will be plenty of creative play for the children at the center. She will also be teaching Spanish classes for all ages levels.

The preschool will utilize the same curriculum used by Fillmore Central to ease the transition into kindergarten. Ages 3-5 will share a room, but the 4 and 5-year-olds will get an extra learning session each day. Cremer plans to have the preschoolers walk to Clara House to visit with the residents, with the goal of teaching the children that community is important.

The center’s school age care program will have weekly themes during the summer months, and kids will be paired with a younger child in a mentorship program.

The center has a wellness/nursing room that will be available for mothers to nurse their babies before they leave for work and for children who aren’t feeling well.

Parents will be issued a key fob to swipe when they enter the building. Their child’s information will then be sent directly to their classroom so the teacher can see how many kids are there that day. When a teacher takes a picture of the kids, it will automatically be sent to those kids’ parents on their smartphones. The system will allow the parents to stay in touch with what their kids are doing throughout the day.

The Harmony Kids Learning Center celebrated their grand opening on May 13 and 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the 13th.

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Fillmore Central accepts Boots & Badges donations from American Legion and VFW

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met for their regular meeting on May 24 at 6 p.m. The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and approved along with the district bills. Principal Heath Olstad reported that the local banks are continui ..... 
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Fillmore Central accepts Boots & Badges donations from American Legion and VFW

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met for their regular meeting on May 24 at 6 p.m. The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and approved along with the district bills. Principal Heath Olstad reported that the local banks are continui ..... 
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Roof options for Preston City Hall

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

At the May 16 Preston City Council meeting, options to repair and/or replace the roof on city hall was discussed. Architect Terry Grubbs had given estimates for needed exterior work on the building, which he suggested be completed in three phases. T ..... 
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First Ag Tourism Business to be permitted

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

At the May 19 Planning Commission meeting, a public hearing was held to consider an application for a conditional use permit under the new ordinance amendment permitting Agricultural Tourism Businesses, Section 739. Todd Juzwiak, Dream Acres in Fi ..... 
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Fitch upgrades Thrivent Financial to AA+ (Very Strong) rating with stable outlook

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 6, 2016 – Fitch Ratings has upgraded Thrivent Financial’s Insurer Financial Strength rating to AA+ (Very Strong), the second-highest of Fitch’s 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook. Fitch cited Thr ..... 
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Thank You for the 2016 Tesmer Farm Safety Day Camp

By Michael Cruse

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Thank you everyone for making the 2016 Tesmer Farm Safety Day Camp such a great success! 514 fourth graders attended this year’s program on May 17, 2016 at the Mabel Steam Engine Grounds. The students came from 15 different elementary schools acro ..... 
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8th Annual Rhubarb Run promises miles of smiles

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are invited to kick up their heels Saturday, June 4, at 9 a.m. at Lanesboro’s family-friendly annual Rhubarb Run. Participants can choose either a 5K or a 1-mile fun run along the banks of the picturesque R ..... 
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2016 Legislative session in review

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in All Government

Some priorities going into the 2016 legislative session, including a comprehensive, long term transportation bill, a public works bonding bill including water and sewer projects, and a real ID bill, were left unfinished when time ran out. A bill t ..... 
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