Sick Child

Should You Send Your Sick Child To Kinder Prep?

Sniffles? Headache? Rash? There’s never a good day for a little person to be sick. Because we care about your child and all of the children in our program, please keep your child home from Kinder Prep if you see or suspect any of the following illnesses:

  • Vomiting: Child may not return until 24 hours after the vomiting has stopped without the aid of medication.
  • Severe cold symptoms
  • Discharge from eyes or ears
  • Diarrhea: Child may not return to school until 24 hours after the diarrhea has stopped without the aid of medication.
  • Undiagnosed rash
  • Profuse nasal discharge
  • Temperature above 100 degrees (orally). Child may not return until 24 hours after the temperature has returned to normal without medication.
  • Exposure to communicable disease, such as whooping cough, measles, mumps, pink eye, ringworm, fifth’s disease, chicken pox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, strep throat, lice, etc.

We ask that children remain home for 24 hours after the last vomiting episode and 24 hours after fever returns to normal without the aid of medication. Please consult the Parent Handbook for more information.

Contact Kinder Prep to report the absence.

What If Illnesses Happen At Kinder Prep?

But sometimes a child looks fine in the morning and becomes sick at Kinder Prep. Then what?

  • If your child becomes sick at Kinder Prep, we isolate your son or daughter from others for his or her own comfort and to prevent spreading the illness. We will notify a parent of the situation.
  • If we cannot reach a parent, we will call the emergency contact listed on your child’s registration form.
  • Kinder Prep staff will take appropriate measures to care for your child until a parent arrives.

See the Kinder Prep FAQ for more information about attending our program.

Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Reading Club

Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why we’re so excited that our class will be participating in Scholastic Reading Club this school year.

Shop Online

Orders from this month’s flyers can be placed online: Scholastic Reading Club

If This Is Your First Time Ordering Online:
  • CHOOSE from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  • SUBMIT the order to me by the due date listed on the website
  • EARN FREE Books for our classroom too!

With Scholastic Reading Club:

  • Every book you buy earns FREE books for our classroom library
  • You can choose from handpicked, grade- and reading-level-specific books for your child
  • You’ll find the best values on a variety of formats, including eBooks

Each month, your child will bring home Reading Club flyers. Together you can choose from books hand-selected by teachers and experts, and then order online or by returning your order form and payment to Mrs. Hawkinson.

We’d also love some help growing our classroom Reading Club. If you’d like to help out, please let us know!

Thank you for your support.

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

Kinder Prep: Preschool For 3 - & 4 -Year-Olds With Fun Language, Academic, And Social Learning For Kindergarten Readiness

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Lakes International Language Academy offers a pre-kindergarten program for children who are three or four years old on September 1 of the school year. Guided by LILA’s award-winning global focus, Kinder Prep is a fee-based, preschool experience for 3-year-olds and a year-before-kindergarten experience for 4-year-olds that prepares all children to enter kindergarten with the readiness and skills necessary for a successful academic career.


In January 2019, LILA will offer two new sections of Kinder Prep. The 2.5 hour classes will be taught in English, with an introduction to both Mandarin and Spanish.

  • The morning session (9:00 - 11:30 am) is a mixed age class for 3 - 5 year olds.
  • The afternoon session (12:15 - 2:45 pm) is planned for 4 - 5 year olds enrolling in kindergarten next fall.


M/W & e/o F ($170/month):

  • January 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • February 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 20, 22, 25, 27
  • March 4, 6, 8, 13, 18, 20
  • April 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 15, 17, 24, 26, 29
  • May 1, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 20, 22, 24, 29
  • June 3, 5

(46 Total Days)

T/Th & e/o F ($170/month):

  • January 8, 10, 15, 17, 18, 24, 29, 31
  • February 1, 5, 7, 12, 14, 15, 21, 26, 28
  • March 1, 5, 7, 14, 15, 19, 21
  • April 2, 4, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 25, 30
  • May 2, 3, 7, 9, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 28, 30, 31
  • June 4

(46 Total Days)

M/W/F 4 - 5 year olds ($198/month):

  • January 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • February 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 20, 22, 25, 27
  • March 1, 4, 6, 8, 13, 15, 18, 20
  • April 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 24, 26, 29
  • May 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • June 3, 5

(55 Total Days)

LILA Kinder Prep At A Glance (PDF Download)

In Kinder Prep preschool, learning takes place through play and developmentally age-appropriate activities. See a sample of our daily schedule.

As an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme school, LILA’s Kinder Prep focuses on the whole child: his or her social, physical, emotional, and academic development. Programming in Spanish, Chinese, and English will spark the children’s curiosity and create opportunities for exploration in language, science, math, literacy, the arts, and physical development.

Kinder Prep staff members are skilled professionals who respect and enjoy working with preschool children. They are required to have a combination of professional training and job experience, enabling them to understand the developmental and emotional needs of children.

Read more in our Parent Handbook.

Important Information

  • Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • 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 will follow Lakes International Language Academy’s school year calendar.
  • According to Minnesota Charter School Law, enrollment in Kinder Prep does not guarantee enrollment in Lakes International Language Academy.

Session Options

Kinder Prep Full Time: Monday-Friday
Kinder Prep Part Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Kinder Prep Part Time: Tuesday/Thursday

Before- or After-School Care

6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Little Explorers)

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Our program has been awarded a 4 STAR rating from Parent Aware

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