Normandale Preschool & Blessing Place are excited to be one of 5 schools in the state of Minnesota chosen to host our State Representatives and District candidates on September 25, as they tour our school and participate in an informal discussion surrounding early childhood education. This event is sponsored by Minnesota Minds Coalition. Join us at 10:00 a.m. to tour Normandale Preschool & Blessing Place followed by a discussion from 10:30 - 11:30 in the Fireside Room.
Edina readers voted Normandale Preschool #1 in 2018! We appreciate the support of our community and your confidence in our teachers and the quality of our school.
Our 4-year-old students went to Orchestra Hall this fall to attend a Kinder Konzert. Kinder Konzerts combine music education with literacy development. Each probam consists of two sections. The first half of the program children sit on stage with an ensamble of Minnesota Orchestra musicians. The musicians introduce their instruments and give examples of common musical concepts. A story is then narrated to a composition the musicians perform. The second half of the program children participate in a sound factory where they continue to explore musical concepts and try instruments such as a violin or snare drum. We always have a fun learning experience at Orchestra Hall!
Each winter, after the Christmas holiday, we go on a fun and exciting all-school field trip to Stages Theater, in the beautiful Hopkins Center for the Arts. Stages offers productions for young students that are typically one hour in length, allowing us time to arrive back at school before the end of the preschool day. It's two field trips in one as we ride a school bus to the theater which brings smiles to those riding a bus for the very first time. We have seen many wonderful shows such as Frederick, Goodnight Moon, and The Mitten. It's always a field trip to remember for years to come.
Normandale Preschool is excited to offer a French Immersion experience to both our 3 and 4-year-old students. Marie-Jeanne Delevaux-Hargitt, a native French speaker and one of the founders of Normandale French Immersion Elementary School, will instruct both classes. Madam Hargitt will follow all the domains of learning found in the Normandale Preschool curriculum, adding fun games, songs, crafts, art, and movement... all in French! Each class is limited to 10 students, so classes fill quickly.
Normandale Preschool has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)- the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. We're proud to have earned this mark of quality from NAEYC and to be recognized for our commitment to the highest professional standards.
Four Star Rating These programs have demonstrated all One- Two- and Three-Star practices AND commits to ongoing quality improvement by using most of these best practices: