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.
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.
- 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
Early Childhood Screening is a free, mandatory screening for all Minnesota children and is best done when your child is 3 years old. The process will obtain a MN Student ID number for your child. An Early Childhood Screening is a simple, careful check of your young child's speech and language, thinking skills, physical development, and social/emotional health. It is designed to ensure the healthy growth of students to be successful in any educational setting and if needed, connect them to resources that will support their development. For school district enrollees, a screening must be scheduled prior to registering in district preschool or Kindergarten programming.