Small World School currently offers preschool to children ages 3 through PreK. If children are potty trained, they may start as early as 33 months. Our hours are 9:15 am to 11:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from September through May. We are located inside The Mills Church in Minnetonka, MN.
Our Stay and Play program is available for ten children from 11:45 to 2 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from September through May. During Stay and Play, children bring their own lunches from home. We eat together as a group and then have extra crafts, reading, large motor, dramatic play and small motor time together in a smaller group setting.
Beginning in the Fall of 2021, we will be making changes to our schedule! For more information, please contact the Small World School Director, Sarah Landt, at email@example.com.
Did you know that children do their most important learning before the age of five? That’s why, in addition to lots of love and attention, everything we do at Small World School is designed to nurture each child’s social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual development.
We begin with an age-appropriate environment that encourages children to learn, play and explore. You name it — books, blocks, puppets, paper, toys and tambourines, they are all here ready for your child to experience. There are sticks for counting, seeds for planting and places for exploring. Your young child will find an endless assortment of activities that engage their interest and stimulate their mind, heart, and hands.
At the heart of every project and activity, there are specially trained teachers and age-appropriate curriculum to lead the way. Your child will benefit from the exceptional staff of teachers at Small World School. They are caring, intentional, artful and highly experienced. They are gifted at identifying and nurturing your child’s gifts, abilities, and unique personality.
Children learn differently than adults. They need hands-on experiences and teachers that are actively engaged and participate with them. Children need warmth and attention. They need enthusiasm and encouragement. Most of all, they need the joy and challenge of doing activities themselves, because that’s what helps children learn and grow, and that’s our mission at Small World School.
One of our distinctions at Small World School is that we are a faith-based preschool. The teachers at Small World love God and incorporate their belief in God into every part of our curriculum. We have a God’s Wonders table where our fish lives and we have a rotation of items from nature to display throughout the year. We talk about how God makes us all unique and special and so the art we create and the different skills we have are a result of how we are each created. We talk about the Earth and all the planets that God has created. We have a Bible Story once a month and our puppet friend, Freddy the Frog, comes out to learn about Jesus. We do a Christmas Program in December where the children act out the story of the Nativity. Our goal is to encourage the children to see God at work in all aspects of their lives and school. We also want our school to be a safe place for people of all backgrounds and beliefs. All are welcome at our school, regardless of beliefs, and we want this to be a safe place where all are welcome. We believe that parents are the best people to share specifics of faith and beliefs with their children.