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2024 Twin Cities Guide to Preschool & Early Education

This guide is sponsored by the businesses listed below.

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Preschool, Nursery School, Childcare Center, In-Home Daycare? What’s best for your family?

We’re pleased to offer the Twin Cities Guide to Early Education to help you in making your decision.  Picking a private school, preschool, nursery school or childcare center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task.  As parents, we are clearly aware of the importance of our decision.  The businesses below are eager to chat with you about how their program just might be the best fit for your child.

Below you will find a curated list of Twin Cities preschools and early education centers, as well as a comprehensive list of centers sorted by location.

If you are a local school – interested in being featured, please reach out to: info@twincitiesmom.com and if you have a favorite school – be sure to comment below.

Casa de Corazón

Casa de Corazón provides quality Spanish immersion child care that families turn to for their children’s first educational experiences. We provide safe, encouraging, and educational child care services that parents trust to engage their children while they are at work. Through Spanish immersion curriculum, sustainable practices, and an emphasis on social responsibility, we prepare children for their future endeavors both inside and outside scholastic settings.

Ages: Infant – 5 years

Schedules: Full Time, Part Time

Other Programming Available: Summer Programming

YMCA - Early Chilhood Learning Center

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From the very beginning, the Y’s daycare and preschool programs nurture the potential of every child. Each day, children experience success in a warm, caring, and fun environment that stimulates their natural curiosity and encourages personal expression. Membership is not required. Financial assistance is available.

Ages: Infant – 5 years

Schedules: Full-Time, Part Time

Other Programming Available: Summer Programming

Kinderberry Hill

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Kinderberry Hill is so much more than daycare. Our curriculum is designed to prepare your child from infancy through pre-kindergarten to enter elementary school prepared, excited, and eager for academic success.

Located in the heart of downtown, our Minneapolis school offers convenient parking ramp and skyway system access. Unique to this urban location, this school boasts a private, nature-infused, rooftop play terrace. This school has a proven reputation of providing exceptional early learning and care for infants, toddlers, intermediates, and pre-kindergarteners year round.

Ages: Infant – PreK

New Horizon Academy

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New Horizon Academy is a family-owned, Minnesota-based childcare provider with more than 90 locations in five states. Using a research-based curriculum and developmentally appropriate learning activities, New Horizon Academy’s highly trained teachers prepare children for school and life. In fact, in a recent assessment, more than 9 out of 10 New Horizon Academy pre-kindergarten students demonstrated outstanding kindergarten readiness skills across all learning domains. Learn more at https://www.newhorizonacademy.net!

Ages: Infant – PreK

Schedules: Full-Time, Part Time

Other Programming Available: Summer Camp and Before-school and After-school care

Lake Area Discovery Center

Lake Area Discovery Center Celebrates 25 Years of Educating Minnesota’s Youngest Learners – NOW ENROLLING Infants-Age 5!

Lake Area Discovery Center is celebrating 25 remarkable years of educating and nurturing Minnesota’s youngest learners!

Leading the way in Early Childhood Education since 1999, LADC is currently enrolling new students ages six weeks-5 years old across their 17 Metro locations for the current school year. New student enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year opens Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.

Nationally-accredited, a shining Four-Star Parent Aware rating, faith-based programming grounded in the Creative Curriculum, flexible scheduling options, and a licensed team of passionate educators are a few reasons LADC is the premier choice for Minnesota parents!

Visit https://ladcfamilies.org/ to find a location near you! Join the celebration and enroll today!

Ages: Infant – Preschool

Wooddale Academy

At Wooddale Academy, children develop confidence and self-esteem in a nurturing and safe environment through a balance of creative exploration, structured learning and physical activity indoors and out. Through exploration and discovery, children learn from each other and our dedicated high-quality teaching staff.

Our goal is for students to be more prepared academically, socially, and emotionally for the primary grades ahead. At Wooddale Academy, we are passionate about sharing a lifelong love of learning, and we are committed to maintaining a high-quality Christian environment where seeds of faith are planted, knowledge is built and character is developed.

We offer year-round programs for children 6 weeks–5 years old at two locations in Eden Prairie and Edina, Minnesota. Full and half-day options are available.

Wooddale Academy is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) with a 4-star Parent Aware rating.

We welcome children of any race, creed or religious affiliation.

Ages: 16 months – PreK

Primrose School

Learning is exciting, and your child is built to learn with a natural curiosity that knows no bounds. Through a balance of purposeful play and nurturing guidance, Primrose school teachers foster that curiosity and help your child feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that leads to a lifelong love of learning.

We provide year-round full and part-time education in the Minneapolis Metro Area for infants and children starting at six weeks of age. Our secure environments and low teacher-to-child ratios allow us to get to know your child’s interests and abilities to help maximize their potential.

Ages: 16 months – PreK

Other Programming Available: Summer Camp, After-School Care, Part-Time Care

Ramalynn Academy

Meet Ramalynn Academy’s preschool primary program, where the Montessori method seamlessly integrates with academic excellence in an inclusive and diverse environment.

Our comprehensive preschool primary curriculum, designed for ages 3 to 6, celebrates the uniqueness of each child while fostering a vibrant learning experience enriched by diverse backgrounds and perspectives. At the heart of our community, children not only embark on the exciting journey of writing, reading, math, and geography starting at the age of 3 but also cultivate our strong values of empathy and respect.

Our dedicated educators prioritize creating a space where every child feels seen, heard, and valued, nurturing a global perspective. Enroll today for an education beyond academics, providing preschoolers with a foundation for understanding, collaboration, and success as future solid global citizens.

Ages: 2-5+ Years

Other Programming Available: Before School Care, After School Care, Summer Programs

8800 Queen Ave. – South Bloomington, MN

Phone: (952) 405-6772

The International School of Minnesota

ISM’s Early Childhood Education Program (age 3+) provides the building blocks for a strong academic foundation in a safe, nurturing diverse environment.

Highly qualified and experienced teachers, daily world language classes, weekly swimming lessons, nutritious chef-prepared meals, robust after-school activities, remarkable 57 acre campus that provides for outdoor play and exploration truly and unbeatable value set us apart.

Ages: 2-5 Years

Other Programming Available: Before School Care, After School Care, Summer Programs

6385 Beach Rd – Eden Prairie, MN

Phone: (952) 918-1800

Close to My Heart Preschool

Ages: 2-5+ years
Location: Maplewood, MN
Phone: (651) 307-1492

The Blake School

Ages: 4+
Location: Hopkins, MN
Phone: (952) 988-3400

CENTRAL Area Child Care Centers, Nursery Schools, & Preschools

Bethlehem Child Care Center | 3141 43rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Blessed Trinity Catholic School | 7540 Penn Ave. South, Richfield, MN 55423

Bright Prospects Cooperative Preschool | 2730 E 31st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Christ Lutheran Preschool | 2475 17th Ave. E, North St. Paul, MN 55109

City of Lakes Waldorf School | 2344 Nicollet Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55404

Dodge Nature Preschool | 1715 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118

Elim Preschool | 685 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Grace Neighborhood Nursery School | 3400 Dupont Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55408

Green Earth Children’s Academy | 4115 26th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Hope’s Preschool | 7132 Portland Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423

Joyce Preschool | Multiple Twin Cities locations

Judson Preschool | 4101 Harriet Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Kinderstube German Immersion Preschool | 301 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

La Petite Academy | 1770 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Lake Area Discovery Center | Multiple Locations

Lake Country School | 3755 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Lake Harriet United Methodist Preschool | 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Macalester Plymouth Preschool | 1658 Lincoln Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55105

Mandala Montessori | Multiple South Minneapolis locations

Maple Tree Day School | 1001 Marie Avenue, South St. Paul, MN 55075

Mayflower Early Childhood Center | 106 E Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Minneapolis Nature Preschool | 314 Washburn Ave N., Minneapolis MN 55405

Minnesota Waldorf School | 70 County Rd B E, St Paul, MN 55117

Mis Amigos Immersion | 435 Hamline Ave S, St. Paul, MN 55105

Mounds Park Academy | 2051 Larpenteur Ave East, Saint Paul, MN 55109

Nokomis Neighborhood Preschool | 4313 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Saint Charles Catholic School | 2727 NE Stinson Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Saint Thomas More Preschool | 1065 Summit Ave., ​St. Paul, MN 55105

St. Joseph Preschool | 1138 Seminole Ave, West St. Paul MN 55118

Temple Israel Early Childhood Center | 2323 Fremont Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Whittier Wildflowers Preschool | 2608 Blaisdell Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

YWCA Minneapolis Children’s Centers | Multiple Minneapolis and St. Paul locations

NORTHERN Area Child Care Centers, Nursery Schools, & Preschools

ABC Preschool | 171 Elm St, Lino Lakes, MN 55014

Acorn Academy | 1555 Constance Blvd NE, Ham Lake MN 55304

Bright Beginnings Preschool | 9350 Upland Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Cross of Christ Lutheran Preschool | 9931 Foley Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433

David’s Christian Learning Center Preschool | Multiple North Metro Locations

Epiphany Catholic School | 11001 Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Evergreen Montessori | 6700 46th Place North, Crystal, MN 55428

Family of Christ Christian Preschool | 16345 Polk St NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304

District 279 Preschools | 2401 E Buffalo St. & Hwy 61, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Holy Trinity Lutheran School | 4240 Gettysburg Avenue N., New Hope, MN 55428

Incarnation Preschool | 4880 Hodgson Rd, Shoreview, MN 55126

Kids of Peace Preschool |21705 129th Avenue North, Rogers, MN 55374

Kids Under Construction | 4821 Bloom Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

King of Kings Lutheran Preschool | 2330 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113

Liberty Classical Academy | 3878 Highland Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Little Newtons | Multiple Locations

Lake Area Discovery Center | Multiple Locations

Mini Hops Academic Preschool | 2600 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 55441

Nature Preschool | 5287 Otter Lake Rd, White Bear Township, MN 55110

Noah’s Ark Preschool | 9185 Lexington Ave. North, Blaine, MN 55014

Northside Christian School | 804 131st Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434

North Oaks Preschool | 5 Mink Lane, North Oaks, MN 55127

Peace Lutheran Church Preschool | 20 Northdale Boulevard NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

Roseville Lutheran Preschool | 1215 Roselawn Ave. West, Roseville, MN 55113

Sacred Heart Catholic School | 4050 Hubbard Ave North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Saint Rose of Lima | 2072 Hamline Ave North, Roseville, MN 55113

School Readiness Preschool District 286 | 1500 59th Avenue N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Shepherd of the Hills Preschool and Childcare | 3920 North Victoria Street, Shoreview, MN 55126

St. Odillia School | 3495 North Victoria, Shoreview, MN 55126

St. Raphael Catholic School | 7301 Bass Lake Road, Crystal, Minnesota 55428

White Bear Montessori School |1201 East County Rd E E, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Zion Pre-K Anoka | 1601 4th Avenue, Anoka MN, 55303

SOUTHERN Area Child Care Centers, Nursery Schools, & Preschools

All Saints Catholic School | 19795 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

Becks Montessori | 4194 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan, MN 55123

Berean Preschool | 309 Co Rd 42 E, Burnsville, MN 55306

CDLC Preschool | 13801 Fairview Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337

Celebrating Children Preschool | 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Circle of Friends Preschool | 5304 Westwood Dr. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372

Connections Preschool | 4679 144th Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Eagan Parks & Rec Preschool | Multiple South Metro Locations

Early Learners Academy | 2575 West 88th Street Bloomington, MN 55431

Easter Preschool | 4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan MN 55122

First Baptist School | 14400 Diamond Path West, Rosemount, MN 55068

God’s Discovery Kids Preschool | 14770 Canada Avenue, Rosemount, MN 55068

Lake Area Discovery Center | Multiple Locations

Minnesota Montessori | 3150 Eagle Creek Blvd, Shakopee, MN 55379

Miss Marie’s Learning Center | 14510 Pennock Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Nativity of Mary Preschool | 9901 E. Bloomington Fwy, Bloomington, MN 55420

One91 Preschool | 200 Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55337

Ramalynn Academy | Multiple South Metro Locations

River Hills Early Childhood Education Center | 11100 River Hills Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337

Small Wonders Preschool | 17685 Juniper Path, Suite 200, Lakeville, MN 55044

Shepherd’s Flock Preschool | 3611 North Berens Road NW, Prior Lake, MN 55379

St. John Neumann Preschool | 4030 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan, MN 55122

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and School | 4625 West 125th Street, Savage, MN, 55378

St. Joseph Preschool | 13900 Biscayne Ave. West, Rosemount, MN 55068

St. Michael Catholic School | 16280 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372

St. Stephen Lutheran Preschool | 8400 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

Stepping Stones Preschool | 917 Dakota St. S. Shakopee, MN 55379

The Bridges Childcare Center & Preschool | 14950 Dodd Blvd, Rosemount, MN 55068

The Little Red Barn Preschool | 7525 Mississippi Trl, Hastings, MN 55033

Treks and Trails Preschool | 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

Trinity Loan Oak Lutheran School | 2950 Hwy 55, Eagan, MN 55121

Wee Tigers | 20655 Flagstaff Avenue, Farmington, MN 55024

YMCA Part-Day Preschool | 550 Opperman Drive, Eagan, MN 55123

WESTERN Area Child Care Centers, Nursery Schools, & Preschools

Agape Christi Academy | 6500 Baker Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

The Blake School – Hopkins Campus | 110 Blake Road S, Hopkins 55343

Blessing Place | 6100 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55436

The Berry Patch School | 5300 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55410

Edina Early Learning Center | 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424

Edina Morningside Preschool | 4201 Morningside Road, Edina, MN 55416

Hopkins Preschool | 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305

King of Grace Preschool | 6000 Duluth Street, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Lake Area Discovery Center | Multiple Locations

Mes Amis French Immersion School | 13207 Lake Street Extension, Minnetonka, MN 55303

Minnetonka Montessori | 471 3rd St, Excelsior, MN 55331

Minnetonka Preschool | 4584 Vine Hill Road, Excelsior, MN 55331

Mis Amigos Immersion | 5959 Shady Oak Rd, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343

Mount Calvary Preschool | 301 County Road 19, Excelsior, MN 55331

Normandale Preschool | 6100 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55436

Oak Knoll Christian Preschool & Child Care | 600 Hopkins Crossroad, Hopkins, MN 55305

Sleepy Tigers Chinese Immersion Learning Center | 16023 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Son-Shine Corner Christian Preschool | 705 County Road 101 North, Plymouth, MN 55447

St. David’s Center Preschool | 3395 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka, MN 55305

St. Louis Park Early Learning School | 6300 Walker Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

The French Académie | 12301 Whitewater Drive, Suite 190, Minnetonka, MN 55343

WCCNS Nursery School | 125 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391

Wooddale Academy | Locations in Edina and Eden Prairie

Wooddale Community Nursery | 4003 Wooddale Avenue, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Wayzata Early Learning School Preschool | 17340 County Road 6 Plymouth, MN 55447

EASTERN Area Child Care Centers, Nursery Schools, & Preschools

All Seasons Preschool | 7260 South Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Ark of Angels Preschool | 621 Third Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082

Children’s County Day School | 1588 South Victoria Road Mendota Heights, MN 55118

District 833 Preschool | Various East Metro Locations

Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School | 2410 Stillwater Rd E, Maplewood, MN 55119

Lake Area Discovery Center | Multiple Locations

Little Angels Christian Preschool | 8260 4th Street North, Oakdale, MN US 55128

Mounds Park Academy | 2051 Larpenteur Ave East, Saint Paul, MN 55109

New Life Academy | 6758 Bailey Road, Woodbury, Minnesota 55129

Presentation Preschool | 1695 Kennard Street, Maplewood, MN 55109

Ready, Set, Grow Preschool | 1583 Radio Drive Woodbury, MN 55125

Salem Lutheran Preschool | 7825 Bailey Road, Woodbury, MN 55129

St. Mark’s Preschools | 2499 N. Helen Street, North St. Paul, MN 55109

St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School | 1757 Conway Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

Sunny Hill Preschool | 813 Myrtle St W, Stillwater, MN 55082

The Children’s Farm School | 13241 30th St N, Stillwater, MN 55082

Transfiguration Catholic Church and School | 6135 15th Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128

Valley Preschool | 413 S. Greeley, Stillwater, MN 55082

Woodbury Lutheran Church Preschool | 7380 Afton Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125

Woodbury Preschool at the Grove | 7465 Steepleview Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125

YMCA Part-Day Preschool | 2175 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125

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2 comments

Marianne Martin February 18, 2023 at 7:56 AM

Neighborhood Children’s House in Northeast Minneapolis is absolutely wonderful. It’s for ages 3-5, has been around for 20 years and is currently enrolling.
They’re a part-time preschool option with morning and afternoon classes.
If you reach out, they may want a feature-it’s been difficult finding enough enrollment this last year.

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Becky Montpetit February 20, 2023 at 4:39 PM

Thank you so much for letting us know!

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