Kinder Prep For 3 - and 4 -Year-Olds Introduces Language Learning And School

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Lakes International Language Academy offers a pre-kindergarten program for children who are three or four years old on September 1 of the school year. Guided by LILA’s award-winning global focus, Kinder Prep is a fee-based, preschool experience for 3-year-olds and a year-before-kindergarten experience for 4-year-olds that prepares all children to enter kindergarten with the readiness and skills necessary for a successful academic career.

Kinder Prep At A Glance (PDF Download)

In Kinder Prep, learning takes place through play and developmentally age-appropriate activities. See a sample of our daily schedule.

As an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme school, LILA’s Kinder Prep focuses on the whole child: his or her social, physical, emotional, and academic development. Programming in Spanish, Chinese, and English will spark the children’s curiosity and create opportunities for exploration in language, science, math, literacy, the arts, and physical development.

Kinder Prep staff members are skilled professionals who respect and enjoy working with children. They are required to have a combination of professional training and job experience, enabling them to understand the developmental needs of children.

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Our program has been awarded a 4 STAR rating from Parent Aware

About Parent Aware
Parent Aware helps you find child care and early education providers in your area focused on high quality early learning and kindergarten readiness. Our one to four star ratings system – a free service – measures best practices identified by research that help children succeed in kindergarten and beyond.  

We have been awarded funding from the Minnesota Department of Education for the Early Learning -  Pathway II Scholarships. Pathway II Scholarships are awarded to only to Four-Star Parent Aware Rated programs, such as LILA’s Kinder Prep.

The scholarships increase access to high-quality early childhood programs for three- and four-year-old children with the highest needs, in order to improve school readiness for all young children. Priority for scholarships will be given based on family income.

We CURRENTLY accepting scholarship applications.  While our awarded funds are limited, they enable us to provide several full and/or partial scholarships.  If you would like to apply, please complete the application and submit it to LILA’s main campus office at 246 11th AVE SE, Forest Lake MN 55025

Parents: Always Sign In/Sign Out!

Please sign in and out with the time that you arrive or leave. Please walk your child to the group activity area when you arrive. No child should be left alone at Kinder Prep. We may ask for your identification when you leave. This is for your child’s safety.

Important Information

  • In accordance with Minnesota statutes, Kinder Prep enrollment does not ensure enrollment in Lakes International Language Academy.
  • Children should be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1 of the school year.
  • Parents are responsible for transporting children to and from Kinder Prep.
  • Children must be able to use the bathroom independently prior to entrance in the program.
  • Kinder Prep will follow Lakes International Language Academy’s school year calendar.

Hours And Session Options

Kinder Prep Partial Morning 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Kinder Prep Plus
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Extended Care
6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Available through Little Explorers)

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