Lake Harriet UM Preschool, established in 1953, offers a high quality, early childhood educational program for children ages 3-5. Registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open! For more information on possible availability for this school year, please contact us if you would like more information!
Please join us for a preschool open house on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 9:30am-11:30am to learn more about our program. If you are interested in attending or would like to schedule a tour, please complete this form for more information!
Regular preschool hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday.
**NEW for the 2023-24 school year**
  • Preschool Plus 12:30pm-3:00pm, Monday – Thursday
  • STEM Focused Fridays, 9am – 3:00pm
  • Early drop off and/or late pick up 7:30am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday

Our Philosophy & Goals

We believe
all children are capable of learning and are creative, independent, critical thinkers.
in educating the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively by providing an atmosphere where the creativity, uniqueness, and self-esteem of each child are nurtured.
preschool is a fun, happy place to be!
Our goals are to provide…
a community where each child is understood, loved, and accepted leading to a positive self-concept.
activities through which each child learns to control emotions, leading to self-discipline.
opportunities where children become excited about learning and are successful learners.
a place that opens new horizons: to explore and wonder!


We are a MN licensed and NAEYC accredited preschool program.  We offer preschool in the mornings from 9:00am-12:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We also offer extended day options and enrichment classes. Program specifics are available on our Program page.  Read more…

We are currently accepting applications. More information is available on our enrollment page.


We are a MN Licensed, NAEYC accredited, play-based preschool.


Check out all the current and past newsletters and find out what is going on at preschool.


Lake Harriet United Methodist Preschool
4901 Chowen Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55410

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