About Us

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Wonder, discover, create and dream

Discover a place where children are inspired to wonder, discover, create and dream. At Minnetonka Preschool children learn about the world around them through exploration and grow in a safe environment that focuses on social, emotional and cognitive development. Check out our program overview video.

A love of learning

Part of the Minnetonka School District, Minnetonka Preschool is committed to world-class, child-centered excellence. Our program builds a child’s confidence and provides them with skills that prepare them for kindergarten. For example, children in four and five-year-old preschool programs are exposed to Chinese and Spanish languages providing an opportunity to explore potential interests in kindergarten language immersion options. All curriculum emphasizes early literacy, helps children develop a love of learning and uses leading technology to ignite imaginations.

Teachers make the difference

Meet our teachers and you’ll see what we mean. They are nurturing, energetic professionals with a passion for helping children learn. All are licensed teachers in Early Childhood Education. Our teachers incorporate best practices from early childhood research into lessons, and their creative approach to class time makes every day a learning delight.

Parents are our partners

Ongoing communication from teachers helps you, your child’s first and most important teacher, to keep up-to-date on learning activities. Our teachers welcome questions and conversations with parents. Their knowledge and experience will help you navigate every stage of your child’s development.

NAEYC Accredited and Parent Aware Four Star Rating

NAEYC Accreditation lets families know that their children are getting the best care and early learning experiences possible. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, Minnetonka Preschool went through an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria.

Parent Aware’s Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepare children for school and life. Programs earning a Four Star shows that it is equipped to offer the very best in quality care, assuring parents that it is doing all it can to prepare their children for school.

Options for every family

Minnetonka Preschool offers a variety of options to fit every child’s developmental needs. Choose from two to five-day programs, with the option to combine select classes with one or two days of parent education. Classes are two to two-and-a-half hours long. Flexible scheduling and childcare is available with Junior Explorers Club, Lunch Bunch and Minnetonka Community Education activities.

Combine Minnetonka Preschool and Junior Explorers for a full-day program

Junior Explorers Club is a flexible, high-quality childcare program for children ages three to five. Combining Minnetonka Preschool and Junior Explorers Club childcare is a great option for families looking for high quality childcare and a world-class preschool program. Experienced, creative professionals deliver individualized care throughout the school year, on non-school days and during the summer. They ensure activities are age-appropriate and provide a balance between structured and non-structured play. Junior Explorers offers full and part-time childcare Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Education Center and Excelsior Elementary.

Extend your child’s preschool day with Lunch Bunch

Extend a child's preschool experience with Lunch Bunch! On these days, parents send a bag lunch with their child. After class, children are walked to lunch by a staff member and enjoy time with friends.

Add an MCE activities for a fun, full and enriching preschool day

A great opportunity to save your limited family time in the evenings! In conjunction with Minnetonka Preschool, Minnetonka Community Education offers a variety of enrichment and recreational activities that can be wrapped into your child’s day at the Minnetonka Community Education Center. Your child can attend preschool, take a dance, gymnastics, music or language class and go to Junior Explorers childcare— all between drop-off and pick-up! Our staff will accompany children between each activity to ensure a safe, supervised transition.