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.