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Creating a Christ-centered learning environment in which children learn and grow academically, socially and spiritually


At Berean Preschool we offer all-day and half-day classes. Each class offers different amenities and scheduling options to fit your family’s needs. Berean Preschool is licensed by the state of Minnesota and complies with licensing laws. All our staff, teachers and teacher’s assistants meet the expectations of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Teaching Philosophy
Berean Preschool believes that each child learns and develops uniquely because God created each child with different gifts and talents. In all things we do - classroom management, lessons, and interacting with families - we do with Christ at the center. Students are daily learning about Jesus and his great love for them.

Berean Preschool takes a play-based learning approach. All classrooms have learning centers that children can explore. Throughout the day children participate in large and small group lessons. Teachers align their lessons with Minnesota’s Early Childhood Indicators of Progress. Through daily assessments, our teachers modify and create lessons that will help each child learn and grow.



All-Day Classes

Our all-day program provides standard daycare hours and takes off only major holidays. Your child has the option to attend year-round or only during the school year. Every child must be fully potty trained, which means they are 100% independent in the bathroom. No disposable training pants are allowed.

Enrollment Calendar: September - August or September - May
Operating Hours: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Before Care Hours: 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
After Care Hours: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


3s/4s Class M/W/F (3 years by September 1)
3s/4s Class T/TH
3s/4s Class M-F

4s/5s Class M/W/F (4 years by January 1)
4s/5s Class T/TH
4s/5s Class M-F

Daily Schedule

All-Day Teachers


Jillayne Otto

All-Day Assistant

Jillayne has been working at Berean Preschool for 17 years. Jillayne and her husband of 40 years have five adult children. At Berean Preschool, she is able to create close bonds with the students while sharing her love of learning and her faith in Christ.


Bonnie Nelson

All-Day Teacher

Bonnie loves teaching at Berean Preschool because she can help foster both a love of learning and a love for Jesus. She has been teaching at Berean Preschool for three years. Before that Bonnie worked with children and youth in Croatia. Bonnie and her husband have two adult daughters and a son-in-law.


Lisa Rose

All-Day Teacher's Assitant

Lisa has been working at Berean Preschool for over two years. She loves freely sharing Jesus’ love and the Bible with the students and praying with them. Lisa also enjoys working with all her awesome coworkers! Lisa grew up on a small farm in Wisconsin. She has always loved working with kids, as soon as she was old enough, and studied elementary education at North Central University where she met her husband.


Half-Day Classes

Our half-day program follows the school calendar and takes off major holidays and breaks. Every child must be fully potty trained, which means they are 100% independent in the bathroom. No disposable training pants are allowed.


Morning Class Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

3s M/W (must be 3 by September 1)
3s T/TH (must be 3 by September 1)
4s M/W/F (must be 4 by September 1)
4s T/TH (must be 4 by September 1)
PreK M-Th (must be 5 by December 31)

3s Class PDF
4s Class PDF

Half-Day Teachers


Tammy Fiore

3s Half-Day Teacher

Tammy recently began teaching at Berean Preschool. She studied child development at Concordia University and previously taught at Christian Life Academy. Tammy considers it a privilege to nurture, disciple, and teach young children. Her deepest desire is that her students' knowledge and love for Christ grows exponentially each year.


Kelly Peterson

4s Half-Day Teacher (AM & PM Classes)

Kelly returned to teaching preschool in 2014 after staying home with her own children. She loves spending her mornings with the preschoolers as they fill her with joy. She lives in Lakeville with her husband, three teenage children, and their puppy, Moose.


Stacy Webster

4s Half-Day Teacher's Assistant

Stacy recently began assisting at Berean Preschool and is enjoying all of her students. Three-year-olds are fun to watch as they experience and learn new things. Stacy is a mother of four children and a grandma of one with another grandchild on the way. She and her husband have been married for over 30 years.


Sandy Roberts

PreK Teacher

Sandy joins our team with 24 years of experience working in early childhood education at Hosanna Church in Lakeville.  She has been married for over 30 years and has two adult children.  Sandy feels blessed to share her faith with God’s youngest followers.


Cindy Palmer

PreK Teacher's Assistant

Cindy has been working at Berean Preschool since 2017. Prior to that, she worked several years providing childcare for MOPS and Bible study. Preschoolers have such a desire to learn and they soak up knowledge like sponges, so it's fun to be part of their educational journey. Cindy is married and has three children, and she's been a member of Berean for over 20 years.


New playground (2018)
Onsite activities
Secured access
Personal check-in codes
Online billing and payments
Easy communication with teachers through Brightwheel
Recently remodeled space (2017 - 2019)
10% discount on tuition for siblings enrolled
Soccer shots offered twice a year
Breakfast provided for students in attendance by 8:15 a.m.
Snack provided to students in all-day classes
Milk provided for lunch to students in all-day classes

Family Testimonials

"Berean Preschool is a place our family calls home. It provides fun and creative ways for kids to learn in a variety of different areas. The staff/teachers truly love what they do and it is so evident in the way they care for their students. Our kids have grown in multiple areas at Berean Preschool but the most important being their faith in Jesus. They do such an amazing job incorporating this aspect into their daily curriculum. We have really enjoyed our experience here throughout the years!”

-Josh & Kelsey Englund


"Berean preschool has been an undoubtedly amazing school for our family. Not only has our child been blessed by the teachers and curriculum but us as parents as well watching him grow and develop skills, love for others and most importantly, Jesus. The teacher's understanding, care and devotion to developing preschoolers in a way of including Jesus as a focus and center of our hearts is more than we could have hoped for as we raise our children in the world today."

-Shane & Kristine


"We KNOW that God led our family to Berean. Both my boys received the BEST preschool education they could possibly receive, taught by incredibly gifted teachers, but more importantly, they received the spiritual care that is so critical for our little ones. These teachers just don’t teach. They minister the Love of Jesus each and every day to our kids."

-Tony & Jodi Lafram