Minnetonka Preschool

Minnetonka Preschool is a part of the Minnetonka School District, and shares the commitment to world class, child-centered excellence. Our staff is licensed in Early Childhood Education and supports each child in their learning adventures. Through the use of Creative Curriculum and age appropriate technology, your children are exposed to fine arts, world language and culture (Spanish and Chinese), and discovery through play. We offer a low 9:1 student-to-staff ratio and provide 100% parent satisfaction rate.

Because of this dedication, Minnetonka Preschool has received accreditation from The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Four Star Parent Aware Rating.

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Wonder, discover, create and dream

Discover a place where children are inspired to wonder, create, learn, and dream. At Minnetonka Preschool, a love of learning is ignited by providing children with opportunities to learn about the world around them through hands-on exploration. Research-based curriculum focuses on social/emotional and cognitive development, as well as literacy, language, math and motor skills.

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

Most important to families is the relationship between their child and classroom staff. Your Minnetonka Preschool staff love children and are highly trained in child development, CPR and First Aid, and providing individualized learning. Teachers are licensed in Early Childhood Education and have extensive knowledge of essential learning for preschoolers.

Engaging Environments

Warm and welcoming classrooms are essential in order for your child to learn, grow, and make friends. Intentional interest areas highlight dramatic play, blocks and construction, art, sensory play, music and movement, and literacy. Your child will benefit from a schedule that includes discovery, small group, large group/circle, snack, and outdoor/gym time.

Parents are our partners

Your Minnetonka Preschool teachers welcome questions and conversations. Ongoing communication contributes to your learner's success. Teachers' knowledge and experience will help you navigate every stage of your child’s development. Join Minnetonka Preschool PTO to meet other parents and support volunteer activities.

Creative Curriculum

Focusing on key components of how children learn, Creative Curriculum promotes the development of cognitive, fine/gross motor, language, literacy, math and social/emotional skills. It guides developmentally appropriate, high-quality instruction.

GOLD Assessment

The GOLD Assessment is an authentic and comprehensive assessment tool aligned with state and national standards. It is designed to monitor the growth of all learners. The assessment data informs teachers' planning and instruction and also evaluates preschoolers' development and learning.

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 or Minnetonka Preschool Explorers. Classes are two to three hours long. Flexible scheduling and childcare is available with Junior Explorers Club, Lunch Bunch and Minnetonka Community Education activities.

Minnetonka Preschool Explorers

Minnetonka Preschool Explorers (MPE) is Monday-Friday full-day childcare with two hours of preschool curriculum time each day. Children are in the same classroom every day, while licensed staff from both Minnetonka Preschool and Junior Explorers transition in and out of the classroom. In addition to a robust instructional learning environment, children will enjoy snack, lunch, large motor activities and rest time. You will enjoy the convenience of one registration, one monthly bill, and one pick-up/drop-off classroom. Call 952-401-6838 with registration questions.

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.

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 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.