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Little Lakers Preschool

We are a collaborative preschool program. 
Our preschool team includes a certified Teacher/Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, classroom assistants, and Early Childhood Special Education support staff.

We also have related services staff such as a Speech Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Practitioners & Consultants. We offer preschool options for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds.

Minnewaska Area Schools staff member Sara Nestor
Sara Nestor


3-year-old Preschool

Our 2-day per week classes for 3-year-olds are designed to support your child’s social and emotional development, introduce pre-academic skills, and build confidence in their abilities. Your child must be potty-trained and three by September 1 to be eligible for classes.

We offer classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m. The cost is $110 per month or $990 per year.

Registration for Fall 2019 Preschool opens February 1, 2019. Non-refundable registration fee of $40/child

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4 and 5-year-old Preschool

Our 3-day a week classes for 4 and 5-year-olds are designed to prepare children for Kindergarten by building on their problem solving skills, social relationships, literacy and math skills. Your child must be four by September 1.

We offer classes from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The cost is $150 per month or $1,350 per year.

Registration for Fall 2019 Preschool opens February 1, 2019. Non-refundable registration fee of $40/child

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Curriculum & Instruction

A comprehensive preschool for your child’s social, emotional, and pre-academic needs.

The curriculum used in our preschool focuses on the whole child and aligns with the kindergarten standards. A combination of The Creative Curriculum, SEEDS Early Literacy Curriculum, Everyday Math Pre-K, and Second Step Social-Emotional Curriculum are used to promote growth in all areas of a child’s development through a variety of small and large group activities. These experiences include pre-math, pre-reading, science, art, and social skills based on the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs) from the Minnesota Department of Education. Developmentally appropriate goals and objectives are set up and carried out through our various learning centers so that the children will be stimulated physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Class sizes are carefully structured to allow for optimal learning to occur.

Class Benefits
  • Teacher-directed and self-directed play
  • Integrated classrooms with early childhood specialists available
  • Conferences twice a year
  • Parent Advisory Board
  • Community visitors, field trips, parent volunteers, and on-site special events
  • Preschool Family Nights and Parent Education
  • Collaboration with Early Childhood Programs and Elementary Classes
  • Scholarships Available

Early Childhood Screening

An Early Childhood Screening is a free and simple check of how your child is growing, developing, and learning. It is best done when your child is around 3 years old. It is also a requirement for any child entering school in Minnesota.

Contact Horizon Public Health at 320-634-7822 to schedule your child's screening today!

Minnewaska area preschool student practicing writing letters with his teacher
Minnewaska area preschool students reaching with their teacher
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