Forever Friends Daycare

Julie Smith
Julie has earned a 4 Star Rating from Parent Aware.


Infant Openings: No

Toddler Openings: No

Pre-School Openings: No

School-age Openings: No

Openings can change from day to day. Please e-mail me with your childcare needs. Please don't forget to tell me the age of your child, the days and hours you will need care, and when you will need care.


Outdoor Play Area: Yes

Sandbox: Yes

Fenced Yard: Yes

Indoor Pets: Yes - 2 Cats and 2 Dogs (Dogs seperate from the children)

Outdoor Pets: No


Days of the Week: Monday - Friday

Hours: WEekday hours 5 am - 5 pm
Overnight care will be considered. Please ask me about any openings I may have.

A little about me:

I am a mother of three. I have been a licensed provider since June of 2001. I was the 2007 childcare Provider of the year. I have an AS degree in child development. I keep current on CPR/First Aid training, along with SIDS and Shaken Baby Training. Training is very important to me so I always have more hours then required by licensing laws each year.
I am fortunate to do what I love!!! I take my job very seriously and do not see myself doing anything else. I Love kids and always wanted a house full of kids. This is one of the many reasons I do childcare.

Location: Prior Lake

2883 Center Road SW
Prior Lake, MN
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School District

District #719 Prior Lake-Savage
Five Hawks Elementary

Contact Information

Email address:

Web Site Link: For more information, please visit

Phone: 952-440-1183

My Family Child Care:

I care for children from six weeks until your child starts kindergarten (I will care for older kids overnights and weekends). I operate seven days a week(weekends as an overnight care only). I can work with odd, rotating schedules, varying hours, first, second and third shifts. I offer full-time care weekdays, part-time (weekends and overnights only), and temporary care. I can be VERY flexible with childcare hours needed.

A little about my childcare home:

My home is a rambler with the whole Main level used for daycare. I have a separate room for napping infants and toddlers.
I am a “Family Style” provider meaning your child will always be treated as if they are my own, being held, hugged, and loved. I believe kids learn though play so I offer a wide variety of activities for your child to do during the day. I look for teachable moments like when reading a story pointing out colors, animals, or numbers on the pages, or if the children are stacking blocks asking things like “how many blocks can you stack before it falls over?”.
I accept electronic payments (automatic withdrawal from your banking account) cash, checks, PAY PAL, and Child Care Assistance (CCAP) and Early Learning scholarship (ask me about his if you have a child age 3-5 you might qualify for up to $5,000 to apply towards your childcare expenses at my daycare.)

Other Comments: I transport to Circle of Friends Preschool Tues/Thurs AM.
Updated 1-20-2017