Ages Served: 6 weeks-6 years • Enrollment: Full and Part-time • Days: Monday-Friday • Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm


Lake Harriet UM Preschool offers a high quality, play-based, early childhood educational program for young children in a warm, nurturing, environment.

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Infant & Toddler
program Opening
Fall 2024

We are now enrolling for preschool, infant & toddler care. To learn more about our program, contact us. You can schedule a tour below.

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We are currently accepting applications. More information is available on our enrollment page.

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We believe all children are capable of learning and are creative, independent, critical thinkers.

In educating the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively by providing
an atmosphere where the creativity, uniqueness, and self-esteem of each child are nurtured.

Lake Harriet is a fun, happy place to be!

Our goals' are to provide...

Our program

The program is carefully planned and supervised to meet the needs of each child in these developmental areas: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional.

Supervised Play

Creative Expression

Storytelling and Dramatization

Music Appreciation

Preschool provides a foundation for learning, both socially and academically.

Young children are naturally curious and observant. They want to learn the skills that their families and society value — such as reading the instructions for assembling a toy, or selecting the correct bills or coins to pay for a purchase. To prepare children for the academic demands of school, teachers will offer a wide variety of games and activities that will help them acquire necessary academic but also social skills.

Preschool will help your child develop socially and emotionally.

In preschool, your children will learn how to compromise, be respectful towards others, and solve problems. Preschool will provide a place where your child will gain a sense of self, explore, play with their peers, and build confidence. Kids in preschool usually discover that they are capable and that they can do things for themselves. They will learn wonders – from small tasks like pouring their own juice and helping set snack tables, to tackling bigger issues like making decisions, working out problems, and self-regulation.

Preschool will help your children find answers to their numerous questions.

Preschoolers start asking some wonderful questions about the world around them, like “what happens to the water after the rain? Do birds play?” Preschool will teach your children to find answers through exploration, experimentation, and conversation.

Preschool will prepare children for elementary school

Don’t be afraid that focus on development of pre-math and pre-literacy skills will make your child grow up too soon. These will not cut into important play time that every child deserves. Our high-quality preschool program is based on learning through play, so learning is fun!

Our Mission

We are a MN licensed and NAEYC accredited preschool program. We offer preschool in the mornings from 9:00am-12:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Extended day, STEM Fridays, and early drop off & pick options.

Program specifics are available on our Program page.