Little Eagles Preschool

Welcome to Little Eagles Preschool

Little Eagles Preschool is a program of Eden Prairie Schools  Community Education and provides an innovative classroom where creativity and imagination soar! Our diverse classrooms help students discover a love for learning in an interactive and academically rich environment. Your child will be immersed in a stimulating learning environment filled with fun, challenging, and creative learning activities! Join us to get a jump-start on kindergarten readiness.

There are many preschool options available to families in Eden Prairie, but Little Eagles Preschool program is the only one that aligns with Eden Prairie Schools K-12 curriculum and the overall K-12 system. We work closely with Early Childhood Special Education and kindergarten teachers to foster a successful transition from preschool to kindergarten.

 


NEW! Community Education is offering Little Eagles and EP spirit wear for the 2019-20 school year! Bibs, onesies, t-shirts, sweatshirts and pullovers for families and staff can be ordered online through September 20, 2019. Convenient ship to home or classroom pick up options are available.

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Preschool Options

Preschool Sampler

Preschool SamplerAge 3 by the Start of Class
This class is designed for the children to ease into the world of preschool. Children will “practice” preschool during this drop-off class. Students will strengthen their independence and will be ready to soar as a Little Eagle into preschool! Register online today!

Preschool Sampler is held at the Lower Campus.

(Beginning October 22–23, 2019)
#1206-01 Wednesdays 9:00—11:30 AM
#1206-02 Tue/Thu 9:00—11:30 AM

(Beginning February 11–12, 2020)
#1206-03 Wednesdays 9:00—11:30 AM
#1206-04 Tue/Thu 9:00—11:30 AM

1-Day Cost: $175
2-Day Cost: $350

Half-Day Preschool

We have half-day options for 3 and 4-year-olds. Families love our flexible options! Choose from 3 to 5 days per week in either the morning or afternoon. Placement in a class is based on your child's age on September 1. Additional information in the drop downs below. Register online today!

  • 3-Year-Old Half-Day at Lower Campus (M/W/F or T/Th/F)
  • 3 and 4-Year-Old Half-Day at Lower Campus (M/T/W/Th or M/T/W/Th/F)
  • 4-Year-Old Preschool at Cedar Ridge Elementary (M/T/W/Th/F) 

What does a typical day look like? 

  • Free choice time with teacher (includes dramatic play, writing and listening center)
  • Gym/motor room or outside activities
  • Snack and lunch
  • Large group activity
  • Music and movement
  • Small group activities: literacy and writing
  • Read aloud and vocabulary
  • Large group activity
  • Rest/nap and quiet time activity
  • Free choice and art
  • Large group Smart Board activity
  • Snack and reading
  • Small group activities: math, science, and sensory
  • Outside activities
  • Story time
  • Gym and free choice
Schedule a Tour 
We would love to meet you and show you how your child will grow and thrive with Little Eagles Preschool. Set up a tour to explore our classrooms, meet our teachers and learn about our programs. Please complete this form and someone from Eden Prairie Early Childhood will contact you shortly.
 

3's Half-Day Preschool at Lower Campus

Give your child an introduction to school through Little Eagles half-day preschool program. Our developmentally appropriate program supports your learner with personalized instruction and a strong focus on social and emotional development. Register online today!

DAYS TIME COST PER MONTH
M/W/F 9:30 AM–12:00 PM $225
M/W/F 1:00–3:00 PM $225
T/TH/F 9:30 AM–12:00 PM $225

 

3's and 4's Half-Day Preschool at Lower Campus

Give your child an introduction to school through Little Eagles half-day preschool program. Our developmentally appropriate program supports your learner with personalized instruction and a strong focus on social and emotional development. Register online today!

DAYS TIME COST PER MONTH
M/T/W/TH 9:30 AM–12:00 PM $295
M/T/W/TH 1:00–3:30 PM $295
M/T/W/TH/F 9:30 AM–12:00 PM $375
M/T/W/TH/F 1:00–3:30 PM $375
 
Extended Day Available for Afternoon Preschool Classes
Expand your child’s Little Eagles Preschool experience at Lower Campus through our Extended Day option. Our skilled staff provide additional enriching activities and individualized instruction through structured play. Extended Day is available after your child's afternoon preschool class from 3:30-6:00 p.m. Create your own custom schedule! Choose from 1 to 5 consistent days per week. 
  • 1 day/week = $40.00 per month
  • 2 days/week = $80.00 per month
  • 3 days/week = $120.00 per month
  • 4 days/week = $160.00 per month
  • 5 days/week = $200.00 per month

Log into your preschool account to choose your days. 

4's Half-Day Preschool at Cedar Ridge Elementary

Families can expect children in Little Eagles Preschool at Cedar Ridge to experience the same interactive, stimulating, and academically rich programming that you have become accustomed to, with the added bonus of 30 additional minutes than a typical half-day program.

Students get to practice for kindergarten by having lunch as part of their preschool day. You have the option of bringing a lunch from home or purchasing a school lunch for an additional fee. We have dedicated preschool transportation to and from school for children living within the Eden Prairie School district boundary. Register online today!

DAYS TIME COST PER MONTH
M/T/W/TH/F 10:15 AM–1:15 PM $435

 

Full-Day Preschool

Looking for a quality preschool, but need the flexibility of a full-day program? Our full-day preschool offers traditional preschool curriculum along with full day programming that extends preschool learning throughout the day. Little Eagles Preschool offers a full day of learning and fun! We focus on social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth appropriate for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds to provide a solid foundation for lifelong learning. A team of teachers and staff will teach and support your child throughout the day. The district food service provides an optional lunch for families interested in purchasing one for their child. You'll receive a menu each month so you can plan ahead for your family. We also have two snack times a day, one we provide and the other we ask you to send along with a water bottle. 

What options are available for full-day preschool?

We have full-day options for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds! Full-day preschool is held Monday through Friday and open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The cost is $52.80 per day. Placement in a class is based on your child's age on September 1.

  • 3's Full-Day Preschool at Education Center
  • 4's Full-Day Preschool at Education Center
  • 5K Prep at Cedar Ridge Elementary School
What does a typical day look like? 
Full-day Preschool provides daily developmentally appropriate experiences for children. Academics are embedded in programming throughout the day with both morning and afternoon structured learning. We believe in the importance of play. Preschoolers learn through exploration, dramatic play, and creative expression.
  • Science and sensory
  • Math
  • Fine motor
  • Literacy
  • Small and large group instruction
  • Snack and lunch social interaction
  • Art
  • Quiet rest time
  • Social-emotional curriculum
  • Gym and playground activities
  • World language
  • Free play
  • Technology
Schedule a Tour 
We would love to meet you and show you how your child will grow and thrive with Little Eagles Preschool. Set up a tour to explore our classrooms, meet our teachers and learn about our programs. Call 952-975-6940 or email ComEd@edenpr.org to schedule your personalized tour! 
 

Full-Day Preschool, Ages 3-5

Looking for a quality preschool, but need flexibility? Our full-day preschool offers traditional preschool curriculum along with full-day programming that extends preschool learning throughout the day. Attend Little Eagles Preschool for a full day of learning and fun! 

We focus on social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth appropriate for 3 to 5 year olds to provide a solid foundation for lifelong learning. A team of teachers and staff will teach and support your child throughout the day.

The district food service provides an optional lunch to families interested in purchasing one for their child. You’ll receive a menu each month to you can plan ahead for your family. Students eat in the Garden Room cafeteria style to help better prepare them for lunch at the elementary school.  We also have two snack times a day, one we provide and the other we ask you to send along with a water bottle. 


DAYS:  M/T/W/TH/F
DATES:  Sept 3, 2019–June 9, 2020
OPEN TIMES:  6:30 AM–6:00 PM
COST:  $52.80/Day
AGE:  For children ages 3–5
LOCATION:  Education Center, 8040 Mitchell Road

5K Prep Full-Day Preschool at Cedar Ridge

Unsure if you should send your child to kindergarten? Then we have just the class for you! 5K Prep is specifically designed to meet the needs of students who are just missing the cut-off to kindergarten or need another year of preschool prior to heading off to kindergarten. Students will have the opportunity to grow and develop skills to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. We focus on social-emotional learning and personalized instruction to challenge each child to their full potential and be successful in kindergarten: Attending 5K Prep will ensure a smooth transition for your little learner! Children must be age 5 by Sept. 30 to register. Prior childcare or preschool experience preferred. 

Students will start and end their day in our new Eagle Zone school age care program at Cedar Ridge Elementary School. They will have an opportunity to learn and play with fellow classmates as well as positive role models within the school. 

Classroom teachers will transition students from Eagle Zone to the classroom where they will begin their day with a morning meeting. Their morning will consist of small group and large group instruction, free choice time, world language, and social-emotional learning.

Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria with half-day preschoolers and Cedar Ridge kindergarteners. Lunch will be available for purchase. The afternoon includes a visit to the school’s playground, a quiet rest time, and a visit to the school’s media center. Afternoon snack will be provided. 


DAYS:  M/T/W/TH/F
DATES:  Sept 3, 2019–June 9, 2020
OPEN TIMES:  6:30 AM–6:00 PM
COST:  $52.80/Day
AGE:  For children age 5 by Sept. 30, 2019
LOCATION: Cedar Ridge, 8905 Braxton Drive

Why choose Full-Day Preschool?

Full-day Preschool provides daily developmentally appropriate experiences for children. Academics are embedded in programming throughout the day with both morning and afternoon structured learning. We believe in the importance of play! Preschoolers learn through exploration, dramatic play, and creative expression.

Each classroom is capped at 20 students. There is one teacher and two paras in our four year old classrooms and two teachers and two paras in our three year old classrooms.

All of our full-day preschool teachers are Early Childhood licensed and CPR and First Aid Certified.   

No matter what classroom your child is in, they will find a similar environment with the same learning areas included. Each has a smartboard with a large group area, block area, creative arts area, dramatic play area, sensory table and a reading nook.  They also have a writing center and a science exploration area.

It is appropriate for children at this age to engage in large motor activities on a regular basis, so our students visit the motor room and/or outdoor playground at least twice a day. Our indoor motor room is unique to the Education Center and provides a great indoor play place for students to move their bodies year round. With a variety of climbing and tumbling mats, tricycles, balls and basketball hoops, students are sure to burn off their excess energy doing what they love.

What are options for Non-School Days?

Looking for an exciting option for your child when school is not in session? Our non-school days are fun-filled theme days including special in-house activities and occasional field trips. Activities on non-school days will be available to all children attending a Little Eagles full day preschool class. The non-school day hours are 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $47 per day. Registration for non-school days will be shared with registered preschool participants throughout the school year.

Summer Preschool

Summer Full-day Preschool 2019, Ages 3–5
Looking for a full-day summer option for your preschooler? Join us for a fun, enriching summer at the Education Center! While on site, students will have the opportunity to engage in stations based on their interests. With a variety of stations in science, art, and movement, they’ll have multiple choices to engage in what interests them! Field trips are included! There will be a minimum of one field trip each week with additional on-site special activities. This summer we’ll be visiting Central Park + Interactive Fountains, Playground Plaza, and Brookview Backyard just to name a few!

  • Summer 2019 session begins June 12 and runs through August 21. 
  • Located at the Education Center.
  • Children must be 3 years old by January 1, 2019.
  • Field trips are included. There is a minimum of 1 field trip per week with additional on-site special activities.
  • Please bring a lunch and a morning snack. Afternoon snack will be provided.
  • Cost is $49 per day for 3-4 days a week and $47 per day for 5 days a week.
  • Consistent schedule is required; same days of the week each week all summer (e.g., M-Th or M, T, TH)
  • Registration deadline is May 15, 2019! There is a $50 registration fee to reserve your spot.
  • All current school year tuition balances must be paid before attending summer programming.

For the week of July 4th, Summer Full-day Preschool will be will be closed July 4th - 5th.  
 
EPIC Summer Camps 
We have summer youth program options for ages 4+ through Community Education’s EPIC program. The program is designed to be flexible and meet your family’s needs!

Family School

Family School offers free afternoon English classes for adults, Little Eagles preschool for 3 and 4 year olds, and an infant and toddler classroom for younger children. Adult English classes are provided by Metro South Adult Basic Education, and children's classes are staffed by licensed early childhood educators. Preschoolers attend afternoon Lower Campus preschool, and their parents and younger siblings attend class twice a week.

Parents who take an English test with Metro South and test into the level range of our English classes are eligible to apply for Family School. Testing days are offered periodically at the Education Center or the Lower Campus preschool building.  

Interested in learning more about why we provide Family School? This report contains findings from a recently conducted assessment on the resources, needs, and barriers for family literacy programming.

Applications to Family School for the 2019-2020 school year are now closed. For more information or to register for the wait list, contact Lydia Nelson at 952-975-6968. 

Para obtener información en español, contáctese con Heriberto Vargas en hvargas@edenpr.org o 952-975-7068.  

Haddii aad u baahan tahay qof ku hadla af Soomaali la hadal 952-975-7254.

 


If you require financial assistance to participate in any of our programs, please check out the available resources at edenpr.org/FeeAssistance