Lake Harriet UM Preschool, established in 1953, offers a high quality, early childhood educational program for children ages 3-5.
Now enrolling for half or full day preschool for the 2023-24 school year! Please contact us if you would like more information!
You can schedule a preschool tour to learn more about our program. If you are interested in scheduling a tour, please complete this form
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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