Little Giants
Little Giants LogoWhat is Little Giants Preschool?

Little Giants Preschool is a public preschool program for children age 3 (as of Sept. 1) to kindergarten enrollment. Little Giants provides preschool and other early childhood program opportunities to ALL children regardless of family income. Little Giants classrooms are located at Park Elementary in Le Sueur and the St. Paul's UCC church in Henderson.

Our Mission

To provide educationally enriched experiences, helping to prepare all children for Kindergarten and life-long learning.

Our Goals
  • To strengthen families by promoting partnerships between parents, staff, and the school; and supporting parents in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.
  • Incorporate technology to enhance children’s education and creativity.
  • To guide children as they develop their physical, mental, social, and cognitive potential.
  • To ensure seamless transition between pre-school and kindergarten.
Curriculum

Activities at Little Giants Preschool cross a variety of content areas including; math, literacy, science, social studies, music, art, health, and nutrition. Our preschool is set-up for exploration and discovery. This environment provides opportunities to learn and grow socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.

There are child-directed activities such as building with blocks, dramatic play, play dough, easel painting, a classroom writing center and more! Also included are teacher-directed activities such a circle time, calendar, stories, music & movement, and small group learning activities in counting or number recognition, patterning classification pre-reading & writing, name recognition, and alphabet games.

Assessment in Little Giants

Assessment for individual instruction of students is also a mandated part of Little Giants Preschool. This process is guided by the Minnesota Indicators for Early Childhood Success. Tools used for assessment include observations and Creative Curriculum. Information is gathered during class time to share with parents and to assess child development. This information is also used to individualize instruction.

Rating
Little Giants Preschool is proud to be a "Parent Aware 4-Star Rated" Preschool.  For more information, visit: www.parentaware.org.

Program Fees

Little Giants Preschool is a fee-based program with a sliding fee schedule. Families pay full or reduced rates based on their eligibility for free or reduced lunches. No family will be denied the opportunity to participate due to inability to pay. Fees will be waived at parent request with family’s demonstration of financial hardship.*

*Families requesting reduced or waived fees will be asked to disclose financial information by filling out a school lunch free and reduced form. A $30 non-refundable deposit is required and will be applied to class fees.

Fee Schedule

Option 1
M/W/F Full Day
Preschool 4-5 year-olds
$200/month (lunch is included)
Available at Park Elementary Only

Option 2
M/T/W/TH Afternoons (3hrs.)
Preschools 4-5 year-olds
$140/month

Option 3
M/W/TH Afternoons (3 hrs.)
Preschool 4-5 year-olds
$110/month

Option 4
M/W Mornings (2.5 hrs.)
Preschool 3-4
$75/month

Parent Involvement

A substantial parent involvement component is a mandated part of Little Giants Preschool. Parents are requested to meet this component in a variety of ways:
  1. Volunteer in your child’s classroom
  2. Participate in parent-teacher conferences
  3. Attend parent meetings a & special events
  4. Participate in ECFE classes

First Day of Class

Monday, September 14th

Class calendars with class dates and special events will be handed out prior to the first day of class. Enrollment packets will be mailed to families the week of August 17th.

Contact Information

The Little Giants Preschool office is located at:
Park Elementary
115 North 5th St.
Le Sueur, MN 56058
Phone: (507) 665-4620

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year opens on Monday, March 30th.