God’s Young Minds (Hosanna) Preschool
Openings at Hosanna (God’s Young Minds) Preschool!
There are a few “Pre-K” openings for the 2017-2018 school year: Monday – Thursday afternoons from 12:00-2:45 pm. If you, or someone you know, is interested in a high-quality, faith-based experience for your child, please click the registration form link below!
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 children per session.
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
- 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.
2016-2017 School Calendar:
August 22 & 23, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Hello Days for Preschoolers:
September 8, 9 – 10 am & 10:30 – 11:30 am
September 9, 9 – 10 am
|September 12||Regular Class Schedule Begins|
|September 15||Preschool Board Meeting|
|October 14||Autumn Festival|
|October 20-21||MEA – NO SCHOOL|
|October 17 – 31||Butter Braid Sale|
|November 3 & 4||School Pictures|
|November 4||Pastry Puffin Sale Ends|
|November 11||District 77 Closed – NO SCHOOL|
|November 14-18||Fall Conferences|
|November 16||Butter Braids Are Distributed|
|November 21-25||Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL|
|December 16||Christmas Program|
|December 19 & 20||Preschool Christmas Parties|
|December 21||Christmas Vacation – NO SCHOOL|
|January 3||School Resumes|
|January 16 & January 27||District 77 Closed – NO SCHOOL|
|February 23 & 24||Pancake and Pajama Day|
|March 10, 24 & 27||District 77 Closed – NO SCHOOL|
|April 6 & 7||Celebrating Fathers|
|April 9||Petunia Sale Begins|
|April 14-17||Easter – NO SCHOOL|
|April 18-21||Spring Conferences|
|April 23||Petunia Sale Ends|
|May 2||Petunias Are Distributed|
|May 4 & 5||Mother’s Day’s Tea|
|May 19||End of Year Celebration & Graduation|
|May 22 & 23||Park & Picnic Day|
If you have questions regarding God’s Young Minds Preschool, please contact Preschool Director, Raeane Vogel at firstname.lastname@example.org 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