Welcome, Parents!

We’re excited to introduce your child to languages and global cultures in our safe, nurturing learning environment. Kinder Prep is designed to help your three- or four-year-old become familiar with the types of classroom expectations he or she will likely encounter in kindergarten. And it’s fun, too!

Please read the Parent Handbook for important details about our program. We appreciate your cooperation and your trust in us.  

2016 - 2017 Parent Handbook (PDF Download)


Our program has received the highest 4 STAR rating from Parent Aware!

About Parent Aware

Parent Aware helps you find child care and early education providers in your area focused on high-quality early learning and kindergarten readiness. The program's 1-star to 4-star rating system, a free service, measures best practices identified by research that help children succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

LILA Kinder Prep has also been awarded funding from the Minnesota Department of Education for the Early Learning - Pathway II Scholarships. Pathway II Scholarships are awarded to only to Four-Star Parent Aware Rated programs, such as LILA’s Kinder Prep. The scholarships increase access to high-quality early childhood programs for three- and four-year-old children with the highest needs, to help improve school readiness for all young children. Priority for scholarships will be given based on family income.

We are currently accepting scholarship applications. While our awarded funds are limited, they enable us to provide several full and/or partial scholarships. If you would like to apply, please complete the application and submit it to LILA’s Main Campus office at 246 11th AVE SE, Forest Lake MN 55025.

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.

Occasional/Extended Care Options Available

In addition to the Kinder Prep or Kinder Prep Plus session you select for your child for the school year, you may also opt for occasional or extended hours of childcare at LILA. For more details, visit the Little Explorers Section of our website.