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Introducing The Gardner School of Eagan

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The Gardner School is excited to announce the opening of its new academically-focused preschool in Eagan, Minnesota. More than a traditional preschool or child care facility, The Gardner School is proud to offer its award-winning early childhood education program to Eagan’s children and families. As Eagan is known for its thriving, family-friendly community and recreational paradise, The Gardner School is proud to now call Eagan home.

What We Offer

Offering year-round educational programs for full and part-time child care for children 6 weeks old through Pre-Kindergarten, The Gardner School of Eagan also provides a full suite of enrichment classes, along with our summer camp program, Camp Gardner. Built with children’s and families’ needs at the forefront, The Gardner School of Eagan’s stimulating, creative, and educationally-engineered school features indoor and outdoor play spaces and is designed with security features to ensure a safe and secure environment with convenient hours and locations. With our highly-praised curriculum and STEAM-focused learning delivered by our four-year degree lead teachers in each classroom, children enrolled at The Gardner School of Eagan will be prepared for kindergarten and equipped to make the world a better place.

Lindsey Mayer, DirectorMeet the Leadership Team

The Gardner School of Eagan is led by Director Lindsey Mayer and Assistant Director Lauren Whitacre. Lindsey joined our team in July of 2017 and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Lindsey is grateful that every opportunity she had to work with young children along the way led her to a career in education. “I love making a positive impact on children's lives and watching them grow and change while they learn. I understand the value that early learning offers children, and I work hard to provide an environment where they can thrive,” Lindsey says. As a new member of the TGS team, Lindsey is proud to be working to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Lauren Whitacre, Assistant DirectorLauren Whitacre joined our team in November of 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University and received a Master's degree in May of 2017. Lauren knew she wanted a career in education when she realized her biggest role models are former teachers. “I loved how teachers created a positive and caring community, inspired me, and made connections with every student, and I wanted to do just that,” says Lauren. Among the top things Lauren appreciates about The Gardner School is the infectious positivity and how passionate each of her co-workers are about working with kids to provide the best educational experience possible. 

The Gardner School of Eagan is officially open, and we welcome families to schedule a tour to see our stunning, state-of-the-art school and meet our enthusiastic team. We also have new, convenient locations in Edina and Minnetonka. Ready to enroll or want to learn more about The Gardner School’s quality childcare program? Visit our website, or see it for yourself by scheduling a tour.