Kinder Prep Preschool FAQ

Q: Where do I find important information related to the Kinder Prep Preschool program?

A: You are welcome to contact us at any time during the school year. Other important information can be found in these documents:

2020-2021 Parent Handbook 

2021-2022 Parent Handbook

2020-2021 IMPORTANT ADDENDUM – Information related to COVID-19

2021-2022 Handbook Addendum - Coming soon, under construction

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

A. Call Kinder Prep Preschool at 651-252-6729 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 a.m. to notify the Kinder Prep Preschool staff that your child will be absent from the program. Please keep in mind that Kinder Prep Preschool does not give a refund for absences.

Q. Which languages do you introduce?

A. We introduce Spanish and Chinese languages; part of our day is also in English.

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 Preschool was designed to accommodate some schedule flexibility for parents and children. We offer Kinder Prep Preschool Full Time: Monday - Friday; Kinder Prep Preschool Part-Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday. Kinder Prep Preschool is an excellent introduction to establishing a school routine for your child—regardless of the schedule you choose.

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

A. No, enrolling your child at LILA Kinder Prep Preschool 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 Preschool sessions after the school year begins?

A. Changing from Kinder Prep Preschool 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss schedule changes.

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