My goal is to provide care that is in the best interest of every child and in the best interest of the entire group. For this reason, Zimtor operates somewhat differently from most family child care homes.

Ages Served

Zimtor serves children from six weeks through age five. I do not enroll school-age children because I believe that their erratic schedules are too disruptive for other children.

Hours of Operation

Zimtor is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance is required from at least 8:30 am to 12:00 noon Monday through Friday. This creates a stable, consistent group in which children can feel secure.


To encourage children to eat breakfast with their families, breakfast is not provided at Zimtor. I do provide lunch and a morning and afternoon snack. All meals are ovo-lacto vegetarian to accommodate as wide a variety of diets as practical. I am happy to serve food brought from home if you prefer.


Tuition is charged monthly as follows:

Infants: $967

Toddlers: $924

Preschoolers: $860

Tuition subsidies are available through the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program.