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The Learning Tree was established in 2015 by Kevin and Susan Cross.

"We started with 5 kids in our home, we soon grew out of our house and into The Learning Tree at Oak Park and in July 2021 we opened The Learning Tree at Little Flower. We feel so fortunate to provide a much needed service to the Minot area and have met so many wonderful families and life long friends along the way."




"Since opening our doors we have taken much pride in providing a healthy environment for children to learn and grow in. We know that a superior educational foundation successfully prepares each child for a lifetime of curiosity and investigation, while building self-esteem and an enduring love of learning. At The Learning Tree, your child’s first educational experiences will be happy and successful!"


Mission Statement

The Learning Tree exists to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience, which promotes each child's social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to support children's desire to be life-long learners.


Our staff is passionate about your child's education and growth. They are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. 

All employees of The Learning Tree have completed courses in basic child care, SIDS (sleep training) and Pediatric First Aid/CPR. We provide continued education for all staff members through-out the year. ​​

Things We Provide

  • Bright Wheel App

  • Secure Entry​ System

  • Use of non-toxic cleaning solutions

  • Child sized equipment/bathrooms

  • Regular sanitation and disinfecting of structures and equipment

  • Fire and tornado drills

  • Daily inspections of equipment 

  • Open door policy





The Learning Tree at Little Flower

800 University Ave W

Minot, Nd 58703

Director: Alexis Waslawski

Phone: 701-818-4515




Wendi Bedacht

Phone: 701-240-6327


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