reach + teach + nurture

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.

Classes

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
3s/4s Class PDF
4s/5s Class PDF

All-Day Teachers 

Jillayne Otto

3s/4s All-Day Teacher

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

4s/5s 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.

Belinda Ranney

All-Day Teacher’s Assistant

Belinda taught in the Philippines for 19 years. She is married, moved to Minnesota in 2014, and became a United States citizen in April 2019. Belinda loves Jesus and is eager to share the word of God to anyone, especially to children. She has been teaching at Berean Preschool for more than three years. She is blessed and thankful to have loving coworkers and the privilege of taking care of and teaching the smiling faces of the preschoolers.

Lisa Rose

4s/5s All-Day Teacher’s Assistant

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.

Hours of Operation: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Classes

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)

Schedule
3s Class PDF
4s Class PDF
PreK 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.

 

Stacy Webster

3s 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.

Kelly Peterson

4s Half-Day Teacher

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.

Emma Hopkins

4s Half-Day Teacher’s Aide

Emma has always loved working with children and sharing the love of God. She has been part of the Berean faith family since 2018.

Lisa Ronan

PreK Teacher

Lisa began working in early childhood in 1996. She has a degree in elementary education with a preprimary specialty. She loves watching children grow socially, academically, and spiritually with Jesus. Lisa feels very blessed to have the opportunity to support parents in their children’s education. Lisa is married and has two sons.

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.

Highlights

New playground (2018)
Gym
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