God’s Young Minds (Hosanna) Preschool





Hosanna Lutheran Church’s mission–connecting people to Jesus—is the foundation on which God’s Young Minds (GYM) Preschool operates. God’s Young Minds Preschool takes a special interest in the educational and spiritual lives of young children and provides them with experiences to help them succeed in school and grow in their relationship with Jesus.


God’s Young Minds Preschool also offers activities and interactions that promote social, intellectual, emotional and physical development. We believe that learning takes place when information given to children is meaningful, intentional and in the context of their experiences. We believe children learn best when play is provided with a variety of stimulation experiences in which they may freely interact.


God’s Young Minds Preschool accepts children ages 33 months by September 1 to pre-kindergarten (toilet trained).    Enrollment is limited to 20 GYM logo (Custom)children per session.


preschool registration form 2017-18


God’s Young Mind Preschool is licensed by Minnesota State Department of Human Services.

The school is in session September – May. Classes meet weekdays in 2 ½ hour sessions:

Ages 3 and early 4:              Tue & Thur                     8:30-11:00

Pre-K (3-day):                       Mon, Wed, Fri                8:15-11:00

Pre-K (4-day)                        Mon-Thur                       12:00-2:45



Daily Schedule:


  • Meet & greet
  • Jesus time with songs, stories, and dance. Teaching moral values and spiritual concepts
  • Story time: early literacy, vocabulary word and word wall
  • Small group: Teachers develop a small group activity based on children’s interest, particular skills, materials, or content areas that suit children’s development and learning needs
  • Indoor/outdoor large muscle play
  • Circle time: daily message, counting, ABCs, weather patterns and music
  • Snack: Children begin with prayer and experience family-style eating while passing and pouring their own snack
  • Centers: Blocks, science/discovery, library, dramatic play, writing center, sensory table, creative art, table time, math and manipulatives
  • Ending circle
  • Gather for prayers and goodbyes

In addition to the daily schedule of activities and experiences, students may participate in field trips, birthday celebrations, and sharing. There are designated days in which parents are invited to participate in preschool activities.



2017-2018  School Calendar:

Hello Days for Preschoolers: 

September 7, 9 – 10 am & 10:30 – 11:30 am

September 8, 9 – 10 am
























If you have questions regarding God’s Young Minds Preschool, please contact Preschool Director, Raeane Vogel at preschool@hosannamankato.com or 507-388-7716.

 “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”  Proverbs 22:6