The StormHawks Preschool program offers a high-quality early learning opportunity using the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPS), Minnesota’s early learning standards. Preschool classrooms use the core elements of the Creative Curriculum, a research-based curriculum that features exploration, inquiry and discovery to guide learning. Teaching staff develop units of inquiry based on students interests to make learning meaningful.  Classrooms use Teaching Strategies Gold objectives and standards that are aligned to the district’s kindergarten standards. We provide a personalized learning experience for every child. 

We welcome every learner…all preschool classrooms:

  • Are developmentally appropriate programs that support active learning  and promote children’s progress in all developmental areas.  Classrooms feature Play, Exploration, and Personalized Learning.
  • Employ teachers who are committed to creating an environment which will prepare children for kindergarten in district schools.
  • Include teachers licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education, many have Masters Degrees in teaching or related fields.
  • Partner with Eastern Carver County Early Childhood Special Education.
  • Are four-star Parent Aware rated, promoting high-quality education opportunities for our youngest learners.

2022/2023 Preschool Options

Family Resources


Rita Mortensen
Administrative Assistant
(Full Day Care & Preschool)  

Sue Forster
Early Childhood Specialist
StormHawks Preschool  


 Jackie Hrapsky
Care Specialist
Full Day Care & Preschool  

Emily Norwick
Early Childhood Programs  


District Transportation 


Preschool Locations

Family Learning Center
110600 Village Rd Chaska, MN 55318
(Taste, Half-Day, Full-Day Care & Preschool, PreK-K Connection)

La Academia
1800 Chestnut St Chaska, MN 55318
(Full-day Care & Preschool: Dual Language Spanish)

Bluff Creek Elementary
2300 Coulter Dr Chanhassen, MN 55317
(Taste, Half-Day, Full-Day Care & Preschool, PreK-K Connection)

Chanhassen Elementary
7600 Laredo Dr Chanhassen, MN 55317
(Full-day Care & Preschool)