Lake Harriet UM Preschool is an early childhood education center. It was founded in 1953 as an outreach of the Lake Harriet United Methodist Church. It is the function of the Preschool to supplement the home and to provide an atmosphere where children are loved, understood, and accepted as they are. It provides a place where active learning is on going and where children can develop an awareness of the world they live in. All children are accepted regardless of their race, creed, or religious affiliation.
The program is carefully planned and supervised to meet the needs of each child in these developmental areas: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional. Our program includes:
- Supervised indoor and outdoor free and organized play
- Creative expression through various art media
- Story telling and dramatization
- Music appreciation
- Science and discovery
- Special events and field trips
- Small class sizes
- Promotion of good habits and daily routine
- Creation of a loving and caring atmosphere
- Understanding guidance for behavior situations
- Academic readiness activities that are age appropriate
Our full Program Plan is on file at the school and may be requested from the Co-Directors at any time or may be downloaded here.
Our Family Handbook contains important information about our program and our policies. Copies are available in each classroom or may be downloaded here.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE SCHOOL ANY TIME WE ARE IN SESSION.
School is conducted three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). No school days generally correspond with the Minneapolis Public Schools. Please clink on the calendar link to see our current calendar.
The morning session is from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session is from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Children from three to five years of age and five year olds up to the time of their entrance into Kindergarten may enroll. A current health form is required of each child.
Home visits are scheduled before school begins in September. Two conferences are offered during the school year, usually in November and in March. Parents/guardians may arrange a conference with their child's teacher or with the co-directors at any time to keep in contact with their child's development. Written observations will be provided at each conference.
Tuition for the 2012 - 2013 school year is $1,980.00 payable in nine equal payments. A non-refundable registration fee is due with each application. Partial scholarships are available. The first tuition payment is due by June 1 or upon enrollment. The remaining tuition payments are due by the 25th of each month, September - April.
Applications for new families for the 2013 - 2014 school year will be available after November 1, 2012. Check out the Enrollment Info page or call the Preschool for more information.
- Optional programs:
- Lunch Bunch which meets most Thursdays when school is in session
- Nifty Numbers - meets Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
- Music & Movement - meets Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
- Kids with Muscles - meets Tuesdays or Wednesdays.