Scholarship Application

Andrea Cline Culture Award

19 Central Ave Buffalo, MN 55313

The Andrea Cline Culture Award is awarded to a child care worker who serves every child, every parent and every employee with love, care and patience while being trustworthy and faithful to every fellow team member, child and parent!

We weren't able to have our big employee party in 2020 year due to Covid-19 but we were still able to give out our Andrea Cline Culture Award!

Congratulations Nikki Lopatowski for being this years Andrea Cline Culture Award winner! You have done an amazing job in what has not been an easy year!

What is Kids Grow Cares?


We are excited to announce that Stacey, a Teacher at Kids Grow Faithbrook, was the inaugural recipient of the Andrea Cline Scholarship Award!

Kids Grow Riverwood opened in 2014 and shortly after we hired a loving, caring, patient, trustworthy and faithful young lady, Andrea Cline.  For the next three years she served our children, parents and her fellow employees with love and care.  Late in 2017 it was discovered that she had an aggressive form of cancer and just over a week later passed away.  Her legacy lives through us as we serve parents, children, churches and communities.

To honor her life and legacy we have started a non-profit organization, Kids Grow Cares.  Kids Grow Cares will exist to support employees of the child care industry, families and the communities we serve.

We will begin by offering scholarships to assist current child care workers achieve Lead Teacher qualifications and will develop the other areas of care in the coming months and years.

Contact Information

One of the largest obstacles in the Childcare industry is the lack of qualified Lead Teachers.  We will be honoring Andrea's legacy as a loving and caring teacher by empowering others in the industry with the same passion to be able to gain Lead Teacher qualification.

We will be accomplishing this through the Andrea Cline Scholarship by providing funds for Aides and Assistant Teachers to become Lead Teacher qualified.

The application process is ongoing and applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis.

If you are interested in making a donation to Kids Grow Cares please send a check along with your full name and address to:

​19 Central Ave Buffalo MN 55313

Andrea Cline Scholarship

Inaugural Scholarship Recipient 

Kids Grow Cares