Welcome to StormHawks Preschool

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StormHawks Preschool provides an immersive classroom environment where creativity and imagination abound! Our inclusive classrooms help students discover a love for learning in an engaging, stimulating, and academically rich environment. Your child will interact in a learning environment filled with fun, challenging, and creative learning activities while making friends, learning educational routines, and becoming more independent.
We are a school community that balances social-emotional development with academic learning. StormHawks Preschool aligns with Eastern Carver County Schools’ K-12 curriculum and overall strategic plan. We work closely with special education and kindergarten teachers to foster a successful transition to kindergarten.

We welcome every learner. All preschool classrooms:

  • Offer developmentally appropriate programs that support active learning and promote children’s progress in all developmental areas.
  • Feature play, exploration, and personalized learning.
  • Foster an environment that will prepare children for kindergarten in district schools.
  • Are led by licensed teachers through 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.

StormHawks Wrap Around Care

To complement the preschool day, we offer wrap around care on opposite ends of the day.  StormHawks Wrap Around Care is an option-based childcare program including active play, hands-on experiential learning, and the option to choose from multiple activities that highlight a wide variety of interest areas. The childcare day focuses on social and emotional development as well as the needs and interests of children ages 3 years old to entering kindergarten. Wrap around care aligns with StormHawks Preschool by using the Zones of Regulation and the Pyramid Model to promote healthy social emotional development in our youngest learners.

Wrap around care is available on your child’s scheduled preschool days. This service is optional at the Family Learning Center and a required part of the day at our elementary locations. 
The Free School Meals bill ensures breakfast and lunch is provided at no cost to families during the 24/25 school year. Snack is included in the daily fee. 

2024/2025 Preschool Options

Registration Begins on Friday, Jan. 12

  • Registration opens for all on Friday, Jan. 12 at 8 a.m. All families may submit their enrollment online on 1/12/24 and after.
  • Current StormHawks Preschool, ECFE participants, and their siblings receive priority placement beginning January 12 and continuing through January 23. Requests are processed in the order they are received. 
  • Beginning on January 24, we will begin processing new family contracts in the order they were received, as space allows. 

StormHawks Teachers

StormHawks Preschool teaching staff is outstanding! All of our preschool teaching staff are held to the highest standards through the Minnesota Department of Education and PELSBE - Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. Many of our teachers have obtained their Masters degree as well! They care deeply about the success of each student and they go the extra mile to be sure each child feels special and capable. Our school family atmosphere is inviting and inclusive for all parents and young learners.

Miss Deb

Bachelors of Science: Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, University of Minnesota
Masters of Science: Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota

Miss Deb's Bio

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Miss Laura

Bachelors of Science: Early Childhood Education, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Masters of Science: Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Southwest Minnesota State University

Miss Laura's Bio

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Miss Michelle

Bachelors of Science: Elementary Education with Early Childhood Emphasis, Winona State University
Masters of Science: Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Southwest Minnesota State University

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Miss Patti

Bachelors of Science: Early Childhood Education, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Masters of Science: Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Southwest Minnesota State University

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Miss Sandy

Bachelors of Arts: St. Olaf College 
MN Licensure through St. Olaf College and Augsburg College; PreK endorsement through Concordia University, St. Paul

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Annie Mattson
Administrative Assistant
StormHawks Preschool  

Rita Mortensen
Administrative Assistant
Wrap Around Care  


Amanda Baumann
Early Childhood
Teacher on Special Assignment

Jackie Hrapsky
Early Childhood Specialist  


District Transportation 
Danielle Fields
Early Childhood Programs  



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)

Victoria Elementary
9300 Red Fox Dr Victoria, MN 55386
(Full-day Care & Preschool)

Bluff Creek Elementary
2300 Coulter Dr Chanhassen, MN 55317
(Full-Day Care & Preschool)

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

StormHawks Preschool is offered at buildings where classroom space is available. With the exception of the Family Learning Center, StormHawks locations may change from year-to-year, dependent on K-5 enrollment.