Treks & Trails Preschool

Preschool Information 

 

About Our Teachers

2019-2020 Registration open to the public
 • (952) 448-2009

Treks and Trails Mission: To establish a place within our community to embrace the whole child and introduce them to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth.

Treks and Trails is a MN licenses preschool program for children ages 3-5 years old ran thru the Chaska Parks and Recreation Department. The preschool opened the fall of 2007 and was part of the west end addition to the CCC located below the Lodge. With dedicated rooms designed specifically for Treks and Trails the program and the unique amenities the Community Center has to offer the preschool program has flourished throughthe years. If you would like to have a personal tour or more information about the program please call us at 952-448-2009.

 

PRESCHOOL INFORMATION 

Class Options

We offer 4 traditional classes to choose from. Limited space is available for each class offering.
• 4/5 year old Monday, Wednesday, Friday class from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
• 4/5 year old Monday, Wednesday, Friday class from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
• 4/5 year old Monday, Wednesday, Friday full day class from 9:00 - 3:00 p.m. (limited spots)
• 3 year old Tuesday and Thursday class from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

2019 - 2020 School Year Rates

A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is required at the time of registration.

3 year olds (Children must be 3 by September 1 of the school year)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $140/Month Members; $173/Month Non-Members
This class will focus on creating positive first learning experiences. The curriculum will cover social, fine and gross motor skills, music, arts and academic skills.

4 and 5 year olds (Children must be 4 by September 1 of the school year)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Choose either morning 9:00-11:30 or afternoon 12:30-3:00 pm
Cost: $188/Month Members; $227/Month Non-Members
Full Day Option Cost: $414/Month Members; $488/Month Non-Members
This class will begin to prepare your child for kindergarten. The curriculum will focus on kindergarten readiness academic skills as well as music, arts, social, fine and gross motor skills. (limited spots)

Lunch Bunch

We also offer lunch bunches every Tuesday and Wednesday where your child can eat and play before or after their traditional class.

Staff Ratio

Teacher ratio is 1:10

Treks and Trails is known for its dedicated teachers with unique hands on curriculum that prepares the whole child for their next school experience. From station exploration to learning letter and sound recognition coupled with science, art, music and language experiences and writing exercises the program works with your child at their individual level. The preschool is also well known for our detailed screening and conference time with the parents and teacher twice a year.

In addition to the classroom experiences the children also have the opportunity to experience the CCC. The children enjoy fitness classes in the upper gym, holiday and graduation programs on the stage in the Theater, Gallery art show each spring for the 4/5 year old class, Book Nook in the lodge with the AOA’s (the kids refer to them as the Grandfriends), Lunch Bunch, and seasonal field trips. The program also benefits from the park and rec experienced staff having special Fitness, Music and Spanish teachers coming in for the specials each week.

 

About our Teachers 

Andrea Tucker 

Miss Andrea is our preschool director & lead teacher for the Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes. Andrea has been teaching at Treks & Trails since our doors opened in 2007. With an early childhood education degree from UW-Madison and over 18 years of experience teaching preschoolers, she has developed a curriculum that meets the needs of all children in our program and engages children through play and interactive learning. 
"I feel so blessed to have a job that I truly love and to have found a school that is like home to me. Teaching these kiddos is a privilege and one that I will always cherish" 

Sandy Jansen

Miss Sandy is our lead teacher in the Tuesday and Thursday classes and she also assists for the Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes. Sandy has been with Treks & Trails since it's opening in 2007 and has worked at the Community Center for over 15 years. Sandy has taught numerous preschool classes for the Parks and Recreation Department. Sandy is an energetic and passionate teacher who puts the needs of the students first.
"I have truly enjoyed every minute of my time here. Not only do I teach your children, but every year I find myself learning life lessons from them as well. These kids are pretty special."

Kim Roth

Miss Kim plays two roles in our program. She assists in the Tuesday and Thursday classes and she also teaches both Music and Spanish to all of the kids on a weekly basis. We are lucky to have her share her love of a second language with our preschoolers. Before teaching at Treks & Trails, Kim taught English to adults from other countries as well as Spanish to children in preschool all the way through high school. Kim has 2 daughters and they both started their love for learning right here at Treks & Trails! 

Janel Goemer

Miss Janel is the Fitness Instructor at Treks & Trails Preschool. Each week, Janel gathers the MWF kiddos for a 30 minute fitness class. She teaches the kids about the proper usage of muscles and movement, as well as exposing them to different sports and games. Also emphasized are team work, good sportsmanship, safety and of course lots of FUN! Janel also works with the lunch bunch crew. From 11:30-12:30 each day, the kids have the option of gaining some extra socialization while eating lunch and getting in some extra play time. "Becoming a mom completely changed my world and opened my eyes to the immense joy and satisfaction of helping children succeed and grow."

 

All teachers meet the state licensure standards