Enrollment Options & Fees

LILA Kinder Prep Enrollment Options And Fees

To enroll your three- or four-year-old at LILA Kinder Prep for the upcoming year, please submit your registration form. We may have immediate openings for the 2018-19 school year. Please contact us directly for more information.

January 2019 Start: Kinder Prep Application
September 2019-2020: Kinder Prep Application

Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fees may be dropped off at LILA or mailed. 

After we receive your complete application and registration fee payment, we will send you a confirmation letter, payment schedule, and an immunization form that will be due before school starts in the fall.

Please see the Parent Handbook for further details about our policies and procedures. LILA respects your family's privacy. Please refer to our Data Privacy Notice (also called a Tennessen Notice) for more information about submitting data as part of your enrollment application.

Important Information

  • Kinder Prep enrollment does not ensure enrollment in Lakes International Language Academy.
  • Children must be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1 of the school year.
  • Parents are responsible for transporting children to and from Kinder Prep.
  • Children must be able to use the bathroom independently prior to entrance in the program.
  • Kinder Prep follows Lakes International Language Academy’s school year calendar.

Program Fees

Program fees are due on the 22nd of the month prior to services. Kinder Prep does not reduce program fees or reimburse for absences or days when Kinder Prep is closed. Please pay online using our FeePay system.

Download and print our Automatic Payment Authorization Form for easy monthly tuition payments.

Please contact us about any questions you have. We’re excited to share our love of languages and IB learning approach with your child!

Kinder Prep FAQ

Kinder Prep Preschool FAQ

Please review the Parent Handbook for more detailed explanations of Kinder Prep’s policies and procedures. If you have questions during the school year about your child’s care, please contact us.

Q. What do I do if my child/ren are going to be absent from Kinder Prep?

A. Call Kinder Prep at 651-464-0771 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 7:30 a.m. to notify the Kinder Prep staff that your child will be absent from the program. Please keep in mind that Kinder Prep does not give a refund for absences.

Q. Which languages do you introduce?

A. We rotate instruction in Spanish and Chinese. We also occasionally use English when Ms. Sharon teaches or when we have English-speaking visitors.

Q. What type of curriculum do you use?

A. LILA is an accredited International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme World School for preschool through sixth grade. Our daily schedule reflects the IB curriculum and the Responsive Classroom approach. We infuse language learning with a global perspective, mirroring the type of curriculum used at Lakes International Language Academy. Our goal is kindergarten readiness.

Q. What does it mean to have a 4 STAR rating from Parent Aware?

A. Our rating shows that we are committed to school readiness, ongoing professional development, and developing strong relationships with our families.

Q. Does my child have to attend every day of the week?

A. No. Kinder Prep was designed to accommodate some schedule flexibility for parents and children. We offer Kinder Prep Full Time: Monday - Friday; Kinder Prep Part-Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday. Kinder Prep is an excellent introduction to establishing a school routine for your child—regardless of the schedule you choose.

Q. Does attending Kinder Prep guarantee admittance to Lakes International Language Academy?

A. No, enrolling your child at LILA Kinder Prep does not provide an advantage for enrolling in kindergarten at Lakes International Language Academy. Charter school law prohibits preferential enrollment for students unless the child has a previously enrolled sibling or is the child of a teacher at the school.

Q. What are the occasional or extended care options?

A. In addition to our regular daily programming for three- and four-year-old preschoolers, LILA offers daily childcare options between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at an extra cost. Care is provided by LILA's Little Explorers Program. For information regarding registration and scheduling, visit the Little Explorer section of our website.

Q. Can we change Kinder Prep sessions after the school year begins?

A. Changing from Kinder Prep Partial Week to Kinder Prep Full Week may be a possibility, depending on staff availability. We strongly encourage you to maintain a regular routine throughout the school year to help prepare your child for kindergarten classes. Please contact the Kinder Prep staff to discuss schedule changes.

Please contact the Kinder Prep staff with any questions or concerns you may have.

Kinder Prep Calendars

See A Sample Day And Check Our Monthly Kinder Prep Calendars

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Our curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and we incorporate the Responsive Classroom approach in our daily schedule, helping to ensure kindergarten readiness. We rotate Spanish and Chinese instruction and occasionally use English when Ms. Sharon teaches or when we have English-speaking visitors. We plan themed activities and events for learning fun! Look for field trips and special guests, too.

Kinder Prep Sample Schedule 7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Two days, three days, or five days each week:

Arrival/Free-choice time

Morning Meeting (greetings, morning games and songs, IB Unit books and activities)

Playground - gross motor time
Snack time
Self-guided centers (fine motor skills, math, alphabet, shapes, colors)
Lunch time
Rest time
Playground - gross motor time
Learning activities (art and crafts, games, music)
Storytelling time
Afternoon meeting

Contact Kinder Prep

Contact Kinder Prep

Questions? Would you like to schedule a tour? Sick child? Feedback? Please contact us. We appreciate the opportunity to talk with you!

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Mailing Address
LILA Kinder Prep
246 11th Ave. S.E.
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Phone: 651-252-6729

Fax: 651-464-4429

Please note: LILA respects your family's privacy. Please refer to our Data Privacy Notice (also called a Tennessen Notice) for more information about submitting data on your application to Kinder Prep.

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