Pre-Kindergarten (4 - 5 years)

Dawn of Discovery offers a well-rounded Pre-Kindergarten Program to prepare children for Kindergarten.

Each day your child will partake in key elements that contribute to Kindergarten Readiness.

  • EZ Write Handwriting Curriculum-- We introduce this in our Preschool Program and continue through our Pre-Kindergarten Program. We ensure the eight basic strokes are taught to form letters and numbers.
  • Creative Curriculum-- We provide an enhanced curriculum that guarantees your child meets all the cognitive, emotional, motor, and social skills.
  • Daily Opportunities—We make sure your child is provided individual learning times as well as group learning times. We incorporate literacy, science, social studies, mathematics, and the arts all as part of daily curriculum.
  • Emotional and Social Skills—At Dawn of Discovery we provide time for play for children to develop the skills to get along with others, play, share, take turns and participate in activities. Curiosity and interest in learning is significant in a child’s learning experience.
  • Motor Skills—Our Pre-Kindergartners are able to master skills like using scissors properly and holding a pencil correctly to draw and color, beyond simple scribbles.
  • Work Skills— It is extremely important for children to learn skills such as waiting and staying on task. We understand these work skills and strive to incorporate these goals throughout the year. We stress the importance of keeping hands, arms, and feet to ourself when working and playing with others.
  • Cognitive Skills—Dawn of Discovery believes in children learning and retaining materials that are required in Kindergarten. We want our Pre-Kindergartners to be able to recognize their name and letters in their own name as well as recognize letters of the alphabet. We work really hard on being able to write the letters of the alphabet and first and last names by Kindergarten.


Ms. Cat comes to teach yoga, incorporating different themes and crafts through movement and relaxation!

Contact us today to schedule a tour or to learn more about the preschool care services Dawn of Discovery offers to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area!


We joined the Dawn of Discovery family almost 2 years ago. Our son started in the Preschool 1 room and our daughter started in Toddler 1. We recently moved out of the area and needed to find something closer to home but both our kids LOVED all their teachers at Dawn of Discovery.
I give them 5 stars because my son was diagnosed with ASD; Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorder - while Dawn of Discovery ended up not being the ideal environment for him because of his special needs all of the teachers and directors were VERY courteous and professional on working on a plan with us to help our monkey and kept in good communications with us on when he was having hard days.
Dawn of Discovery always has fun things going on in the classrooms for kids. Our daughter's favorite thing in the world is all things oceans after Miss Shanna did a unit in her classroom and she was so proud of the octopus she made!
Miss Jess, Miss Mandy, Miss Shayla, Miss Hailey, Miss Lexi, Miss Taylor and more will all be missed by our family!!
Miss Jenna, Miss Patty, and Miss Andrea were all wonderful to work with as far as communicating with us on things going on with the kids. We loved the app we got to use in checking in on the kids throughout the day.
Had we not moved we would have stayed with Dawn of Discovery until Kindergarten time. We are so grateful we found Dawn of DIscovery and that our kids were lucky enough to have the great teachers that they did.