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Minnetonka Preschool 2019-20 Classes

We offer a variety of options to fit every child’s developmental needs. Choose from two to five-day programs 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.


Preschool - age 2.5

Must be 30 months old by September 1, 2019.

Age Class Time Fee
9-11 a.m.

9-11 a.m.



Preschool - age 3

Must be three years old by September 1, 2019.

Age 3 Class Time Fee
Tuesday/Thursday 8:30-11 a.m. $199/month


9-11:30 a.m. $199/month


12:30-3 p.m.


8:30-11 a.m.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9-11:30 p.m.


Monday-Wednesday 12:30-3:30 p.m. $269/month

12:30-3:30 p.m.




Preschool - age 4

Must be four years old by September 1, 2019.

Age 4 Class Time Fee
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. $289/month
Monday-Wednesday 12:30-3:30 p.m. $289/month


12:30-3:30 p.m.

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m. $395/month


12:30-3:30 p.m.



8:45-11:45 a.m.


Minnetonka Preschool Explorers

Minnetonka Preschool Explorers is full-day childcare Monday-Friday with 5 days (2 hours per day) of preschool curriculum time. 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, 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/Friday 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $1,245/month
age 4    
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. $1,245/month


  • A non-refundable registration fee of $45.
  • If you are interested in Immersion Enrichment classes there is an additional fee. Sign up for Monday or Friday sessions only.
  • Childcare for district non-school days is available for an additional fee and separate registration.
  • Dates include: October 11, 17, 18, November 8, December 23, 26, 27, 30, 31, January 2, 3, 20, 27, February 17, March 6, 27, 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3.
  • Minnetonka Preschool Explorers will be closed on November 28-29, December 24-25, January 1, April 10 and May 25.
  • All children must be toilet-trained.


Classes for Minnetonka Preschool Explorers (MPE) begin Tuesday, September 3, 2019.




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    
Mondays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $341/year

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


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


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


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