Our Story

When I set out to look for a childcare center for my two young boys I was disappointed in what I was finding. There wasn’t a center that had everything I was looking for. Some centers that I looked at were great but their prices were more than I could afford on a teacher’s salary. Other centers in the area were nice but the educational aspect wasn’t there. I decided that I wanted it all for my children and I wanted that for my friends and family as well, because of that Magical Minds Childcare and Learning Center was born.

Magical Minds Childcare and Learning Center is an exceptional early childhood program that combines learning and play in a fun educational atmosphere. We serve families in the Stillwater and surrounding areas.

Magical Minds is located next to the beautiful Croixwood neighborhood on Highway 5 in Stillwater, MN. We have a gorgeous building that sits on an acre of land with 5 classrooms ranging from infants through 5-year-olds, with individual play areas for each age group and many centers to explore. We have great, child-centered teachers who love to engage with children, help them learn and revel in their play.

About the owner

The owner of Magical Minds Childcare and Learning Center, Christi Petta, is a licensed K-6 Elementary Teacher. She graduated from the University of California; San Bernardino in 2005 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Christi has experience as a teacher in a variety of settings, including work as a Pre-K teacher at a private school, and as a lead teacher in a daycare center. Through her experiences, Christi found that her passion lies with teaching the littlest of learners, those from birth to Pre-K. As a mother of two young boys, a teacher and a business owner, Christi has combined her love for family, her connection with children and her interest in education to create Magical Minds Childcare and Learning Center.