Minnetonka Preschool is a part of the Minnetonka School District, and shares the commitment to world class, child-centered excellence. Minnetonka Preschool focuses on preparing children for kindergarten by following Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards and implementing research-based curriculum and assessment. Participation in classes enhance children’s learning and development through intentional environments, licensed staff, differentiated instruction and parent engagement. Minnetonka Preschool has received accreditation from The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has earned the Four Star Parent Aware Rating from the state.
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, science, the arts, social studies, language, math and motor skills.
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 hold Minnesota teaching licenses in either birth-Grade 3 or Prekindergarten instruction. The student-to-staff ratio in preschool classes is 9:1.
Warm and welcoming classrooms are essential in order for your child to learn, grow, and make friends. Intentional interest areas include 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
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.
Focusing on key components of how children learn, Creative Curriculum promotes the development of cognitive, fine/gross motor, language, literacy, math, science and social/emotional skills. It guides developmentally appropriate, high-quality instruction
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 Accredited to earn this national accreditation, Minnetonka Preschool has undergone an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria.
Parent Aware Four-Star Rating, Parent Aware helps parents identify early education programs that implement best practices in preparing children for kindergarten. Attributes of a Four-Star Parent Aware Program include:
- Facilitates ongoing assessment of child's progress
- Continually adapts lesson plans and goals to meet individual needs
- Regularly updates parents on child's progress
- Communicates across cultures
- Provides staff annual professional development
Combine Minnetonka Preschool and Junior Explorers for a full-day program
Junior Explorers is a flexible childcare program for children age three to five. Combining Minnetonka Preschool and Junior Explorers childcare is a great option for families looking for a world-class preschool program and wrap-around childcare.
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, 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.