Kinder Prep FAQ

Please review the Parent Handbook for more detailed explanations of Kinder Prep’s policies and procedures. If you have questions during the school year about your child’s care, please contact us.

Q. What do I do if my child/ren are going to be absent from Kinder Prep?

A. Call Kinder Prep at 651-464-0771 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 a.m. to notify the Kinder Prep staff that your child will be absent from the program. Please keep in mind that Kinder Prep does not give a refund for absences.

Q. Which languages do you introduce?

A. We rotate instruction in Spanish and Chinese. We also occasionally use English when Ms. Sharon teaches or when we have English-speaking visitors.

Q. What type of curriculum do you use?

A. LILA is an accredited IB World School for pre-school through sixth grade. Our daily schedule reflects the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. We infuse language learning with a global perspective, mirroring the type of curriculum used at Lakes International Language Academy.

Q. What does it mean to have a 4 STAR rating from Parent Aware?

A. Our rating shows that we are committed to school readiness, ongoing professional development, and developing strong relationships with our families.

Q. Does my child have to attend every day of the week?

A. No. Kinder Prep was designed to accommodate some schedule flexibility for parents and children. We offer full-day Kinder Prep Full Week (Monday - Friday) and Kinder Prep Partial Week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; or Tuesdays and Thursdays). Because kindergarten classes at LILA and many surrounding districts are provided all day, every day, Kinder Prep is an excellent introduction to establishing a school routine for your child—regardless of the schedule you choose.

Q. Does attending Kinder Prep guarantee admittance to Lakes International Language Academy?

A. No, enrolling your child at LILA Kinder Prep does not provide an advantage for enrolling in kindergarten at Lakes International Language Academy. Charter school law prohibits preferential enrollment for students unless the child has a previously enrolled sibling or is the child of a teacher at the school.

Q. What are the occasional or extended care options?

A. In addition to our regular daily programming for three and four-year-old preschoolers, LILA offers daily childcare options between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at an extra cost. Care is provided by LILA's Little Explorers Program. For information regarding registration and scheduling, visit the Little Explorer section of our website.

Q. Can we change Kinder Prep sessions after the school year begins?

A. Changing from Kinder Prep Partial Week to Kinder Prep Full Week may be a possibility, depending on staff availability. We strongly encourage you to maintain a regular routine throughout the school year to help prepare your child for all-day, every-day kindergarten classes. Please contact the Kinder Prep staff to discuss schedule changes.

Please contact the Kinder Prep staff with any questions or concerns you may have.