Welcome to

Hopeful Beginnings

Preschool and Childcare Center

Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me.
Luke 9:48


Our mission is to provide a developmentally appropriate Christian environment where children are encouraged to let God love them, love Him in return, and love others in Jesus’ name.


Our goal is to come alongside parents as a team to help strengthen their children physically, socially, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

HOPEful Beginnings is a full service licensed preschool and childcare center that is a part of the ministry of HOPE Church. Our program is licensed by the State of North Dakota and Grand Forks County Social Services.

Meet Our Director

Sarah Schindler
Sarah Schindler

Hi, my name is Sarah Schindler, the director for HOPEful Beginnings Preschool and Childcare Center. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Winona State University. I am originally from Carrington, ND, and I attended UND for a few years, where I met my husband. We lived in Wisconsin for 12 years after graduating from college, and moved back here in 2013 with our 7 children. I am very excited to be part of HOPEful Beginnings and I can’t wait to see how God grows this ministry!

Programs & Curriculum

  • We offer developmentally appropriate curriculum that is unashamedly Christ-centered and Bible-based. We strive to teach our lessons in a way that addresses growth in all areas of their lives. We support child-initiated as well as teacher-led learning, and feel both are essential learning experiences. Our center prides itself on allowing kids to enjoy hands-on learning experiences. Our goal is to provide an environment that promotes the complete development of children, preparing them to advance to a school-age education program.


2018 Summer Program

Summer Program

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Children will be enrolled on a first come, first serve basis. To inquire about openings, please contact Sarah at 701-757-4062. We look forward to speaking with you! A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required at the time of online application to guarantee their spot is held. If no openings are available in a specific room, your name can be added to a waiting list and a deposit is not necessary at that time. We will contact you if an opening becomes available for your child. After the application is submitted, parents must attend a parent orientation meeting and complete all necessary paperwork before their child begins attending. Children with special needs will be accepted on an individual basis depending on the ability of the center to meet his/her needs.

Families will be required to provide their bank account information so that an automatic electronic transfer can be set up for tuition payment transfers from a savings or checking account. Payments will be taken out on the 1st and 15th of each month, and will be paid in advance for the upcoming two-week period. For more information, please see our parent handbook.

Parent Handbook


  • Infants (0-18 months) $950/month
  • Toddlers (18-36 months) $900/month
  • 3-year-olds $850/month
  • 4/5-year-olds $800/month
  • ***Rates include baby formula, baby food, breakfast, lunch, and snack. Diapers and wipes will need to be provided from home.
  • PT morning preschool
  • 3-year-olds $355/month
  • 4/5-year olds $330/month
  • ***Rates include AM snack


Preschool Teacher

Person who holds an Associates or Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and is responsible for teaching in a classroom, leading other teachers and implementing curriculum. Full and part time available.

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Childcare Provider

Must be at least 16 years of age and physically and emotionally able to meet the basic care and supervision needs of children ages 0-5 years old.

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Contact Us

HOPEful Beginnings
1601 17th Avenue South
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Phone: (701) 757-4062