Preschool classes serving Chaska, Chanhassen, Waconia and Victoria areas. Highly certified, superb staff.

Classroom Age Range:

Our Preschool Classroom is designed for children from approximately 40-42 months old to kindergarten. Hundreds of parents in the Chaska, Chanhassen, Waconia and Victoria areas have relied on Ladybug for superb pre-school care for many years.

Classroom Components:

Free Play: gives each preschool child a chance to do whatever he or she might like. It is during these times that children choose playmates, learn the give and take of getting along together, practice problem-solving skills, and use their imaginations freely, inventing monsters, circuses or airplanes.

Outdoor Play: times and indoor activities such as musical chairs, slides, climbing equipment, basketball, tunnels, and aerobic dance develop physical fitness while being just plain fun. Great for preschool children.

Music: Your preschool child will enjoy music, and we include music every day, at group times with songs and finger plays, in marching and musical games, and during nap time.

Choice Time: During Choice Time, each child may set his/her own pace as they pursue personal interests and agendas, choosing from the many areas within the room or from the added interest centers such as cooking or arts and crafts. Preschool children learn best when they can handle and see and touch things rather than trying to work with abstract concepts and symbols. Our interest center activities and materials are chosen with this in mind. During Choice Time, our preschool teachers become facilitators, ready to help a child in making a choice or to provide extra materials or to suggest ways to resolve conflict, etc.

Outside Time: When weather permits, teachers may use their assigned playground times. In the warm-weather months, painting, stories, and other activities may be added to playground activities.

Daily Schedule:

6:15 – 8:30 am

Freeplay Time: May include manipulatives, dramatic play, block, large muscle play, writing, etc.

8:15 – 8:30 am

Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math development, music, and social skills.

8:30 – 9:00 am

Breakfast: Menu is posted on the center’s kitchen door.

9:00 – 9:15 am

Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math development, music, and social skills.

9:15 – 11:15 am

Choice Time: Children may choose any activity area(s) in the room or any of the additional interest center activities such as arts/crafts, large muscle games, outdoor play, cooking projects, expanded dramatic play, science and discovery, etc.

11:15-11:30 am

Story Time: May include a variety of storytelling techniques, such as puppets, drawing, books read aloud, dictation, etc.

11:30 – 12:15 pm

Lunch: Options include a pre-ordered kitchen lunch or a lunch from home. Beverages are provided by Ladybug.

12:15 – 2:45 pm

Rest Time: After resting quietly for at least 30 minutes, children may get up and engage in quiet activities.

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math development, music, and social skills.

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Snack: Menu is posted on the center’s kitchen door.

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math development, music, and social skills.

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Choice Time: Children may choose any activity area(s) in the room or any of the additional interest center activities such as arts/crafts, large muscle games, outdoor play, cooking projects, expanded dramatic play, science and discovery, etc.

5:00 pm

Wrap Up: Families are leaving, freeplay time, opportunity for children to be helpers as room is straightened and organized for the next day.

If you live or work in the Waconia, Chaska, Victoria or Chanhassen areas, contact us to arrange a tour — you’ll be very pleased with our superb pre-school care!

Thank you to you and all the staff at Ladybug. You all have been the glue that held our weekly schedule together. With my wife's schedule as a college instructor changing every semester, your flexibility to add days has been critical."

~ Father of a preschooler


   

Ladybug Child Care Center Chaska • 306 Lake Hazeltine Drive • Chaska, MN 55318 • Phone: (952) 448-7202 Fax: (952) 448-3137
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