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Minnetonka Preschool 2017-18 Classes

We offer 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 parent education or our new Minnetonka Preschool Explorers. Flexible scheduling and childcare is available with Lunch Bunch and Junior Explorers Club.

All classes are held at the Minnetonka Community Education Center.

Online registration for the 2017-18 school year will open Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Preschool + Parent Education

These classes provide one parent/child day that includes time for families to interact together in the classroom, along with a parent education session, similar to an ECFE class. Sibling care is available during this class for $45 per child per month. The other class day is for children only and is a typical preschool class.

Preschool - age 2 NEW!

Must be 24 months old by September 1, 2017.

Child OnlyClass TimeFee
Fridays9-11 a.m.$99/month

Preschool - age 2.5

Must be 30 months old by September 1, 2017.

Child OnlyClass TimeFee
Tuesday/Thursday8:30-10:30 a.m.$160/month
Monday/Wednesday8:30-10:30 a.m.$160/month
Tuesday/Thursday9-11 a.m.$160/month
2.5 Preschool + Parent Education

Class TimeFee
Tuesday (child only)

Thursday (child + parent)

9-11 a.m.


Preschool - age 3

Must be three years old by September 1, 2017.

Child OnlyClass TimeFee

8:30-11 a.m.



9-11:30 a.m.



9-11:30 a.m.



8:30-11:00 a.m.



12:30-3 p.m.


3 Preschool + Parent EducationClass TimeFee
Monday/Wednesday (child only)
Friday (child + parent)
9-11:30 a.m.$255/month

Preschool - age 4 NEW EXTENDED HOURS!

Must be four years old by September 1, 2017.

Child Only Class TimeFee
Monday/Wednesday/Friday8:30-11:30 a.m.$275/month
Monday/Wednesday/Friday9 a.m.-12 p.m.$275/month
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday8:30-11:30 a.m.$450/month
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday9 a.m.-12 p.m.$377/month
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday8:30-11:30 a.m.$377/month
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday12:30-3:30 p.m.$275/month
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday1-4 p.m.$377/month
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday12:30-3:30 p.m.$377/month

Minnetonka Preschool Explorers NEW!

Minnetonka Preschool Explorers is full-day childcare Monday-Friday with three days of preschool curriculum time. Children are in the same classroom everyday, 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, large motor activities and rest time. You will enjoy the convenience of one registration, one monthly bill and one drop-off/pick-up site.

age 3
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.$1,150/month

age 4
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.$1,150/month


  • A non-refundable registration fee of $35.
  • If you are interested in Immersion Enrichment classes there is an additional fee. Sign up for Monday or Friday sessions only. Please see page 8 for more details.
  • Childcare for district non-school days is available for an additional fee and separate registration.
  • Dates include: October 13, 19-20; November 10; December 22, 27-29; January 2, 15, 22; February 19; March 2, 26-29; April 2.
  • Minnetonka Preschool Explorers will be closed on November 23-24, December 25-26, January 1, March 30 and May 28.
  • All children must be toilet-trained.

Lunch Bunch

For students three to five years old

Extend your child's preschool experience with Lunch Bunch! On these days, parents send a bag lunch to preschool with their child. After a.m. preschool or before p.m. preschool, children are walked to lunch by a staff member and enjoy time with friends. Students enrolled in Junior Explorers do not need to register for Lunch Bunch. Supervised lunch is included in the Junior Explorers program.

Lunch Bunch
Mondays11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.



11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.



11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.



11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fridays11 a.m-12:30 p.m.$300/year