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Circle of Friends Preschool

Nature Preschool PLUS Care class at Jeffers Pond Elementary:
This class is FULL for 2020-2021 school year.  At this time, we are maintaining a waiting list.  If you are interested in being placed on our waiting list for future openings in this Monday-Friday full-day nature-based preschool class, please email 

Our mission is to provide a safe environment where young children of all abilities can grow and experience success, and their parents can be partners in learning. We serve children who are 3, 4 and 5 years old with a program that combines developmentally appropriate skills with academic learning opportunities. We help prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills needed to progress and succeed by collaborating with district kindergarten and early childhood special education staff.

We’re Proud of our 4-Star Parent Aware Rating!
Parent Aware ratings are based on demonstrated use of practices that best prepare children for kindergarten. Circle of Friends Preschool has been awarded the highest ranking possible, identifying us as a high quality early education program. 

E-STEM School 
Circle of Friends Preschool is an E-STEM preschool program for children 3, 4 and 5 years old. E-STEM stands for Environmental Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It’s an integrated approach to teaching and learning. It is exploration, discovery, risk-taking, wondering, and experimenting. It is a hands-on approach to learning, encompassing not only the letters above, but also literacy, art, creativity, music and social-emotional learning. 

Our preschool curriculum focuses on social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative development with strong emphasis on pre-math and pre-literacy skills. It is aligned with Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools’ elementary curriculum standards and state and national early childhood standards, which ensures a strong start in school for all children. 

We utilize both indoor and outdoor settings to learn about the world around us in real, meaningful ways. Whether you choose a nature-based or more traditional classroom setting, this educational philosophy is integrated throughout all of our programming.

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Contact Info
5304 Westwood Dr SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
(952) 226-0949

School Year 2020-2021