Early Childhood Development

Our Minnetonka Preschool—One Year Later

Early Childhood Development | November 27, 2018

It’s hard to believe that more than a year has passed since we announced the opening of our academically-focused preschool in Minnetonka, Minnesota. As one of our three new preschools in the Greater Minneapolis area, The Gardner School of Minnetonka has been warmly embraced by parents, students, and the local community—from the stimulating and stunning environment to the highly-praised curriculum to the enthusiastic staff to the indoor and outdoor play areas.

We checked in with school director Stacey Richman to learn about some of the past year’s success stories at The Gardner School of Minnetonka. Though there are too many to put into words, here are some of the highlights.

The Gardner School of Minnetonka: A Year in Review

From opening week to the start of 2018 to our 10-week summer program, students and families at our Minnetonka preschool have been wowed along the way at the quality of The Gardner School’s programs and dedicated staff. Richman says, “We’ve enjoyed hosting several parent events at our school this past year, and they have all been great successes. Specifically, we had an ‘End of Summer’ party that was so much fun. Families outside of TGS attended along with current families. We had our enrichment vendors present, as well as donations to enhance the party from local vendors. Everyone left feeling even more affirmed about all The Gardner School of Minnetonka has to offer.” Additionally, the school has hosted a few grandparent-focused activities throughout the year, which have also been very well received.

We enjoy being part of the Minnetonka community and have built relationships with local organizations like the police and fire departments, businesses that also serve families and our business neighbors. We like to think of our students, parents, and teachers as one big TGS family, so being part of the extended community only makes us better.

“When people ask me what makes The Gardner School of Minnetonka stand out, I tell them that it’s because we care about investing in quality early childhood education and know the value that it holds for the future for students” affirms Richman. Richman’s statement is evident in The Gardner School of Minnetonka’s stunning school and play spaces, its four-year-degreed lead teachers, computer lab, enrichment room, Kids’ Cafe and in many other ways.

In the Minnetonka Area, and Want to Learn More?

On the search for a preschool in the Minnetonka area? The Gardner School of Minnetonka offers year-round educational programs for full and part-time childcare for six weeks old through Pre-Kindergarten, in addition to a full suite of enrichment classes and our summer camp program, Camp Gardner. Come see for yourself why Minnetonka parents and families love our Minnetonka preschool so much. Schedule a tour to see our beautiful school and meet our amazing team today!