to God’s Discovery Kids Preschool in Rosemount, MN
Our mission is to provide a fun, safe and distinctive Christian preschool setting that is developmentally appropriate for three, four and five-year-olds. GDK Preschool is a place children can learn about God’s love, socialize, create and stretch their bodies in a warm, caring Christian environment.
Our experienced preschool teachers are dedicated to nurturing each child according to his/her strengths and needs, instilling confidence to explore his/her environment, and challenging each child to develop to his/her full potential.
GDK preschool prepares children for spiritual, cognitive, physical, social and emotional success in Kindergarten through the following activities:
- Music & Movement
- Sensory Exploration
- Monthly Jesus Time with Pastoral staff
- Calendar and Circle Time
- Show and Tell
- Dramatic Play
- Science, Math and Language Centers
- Art Experiences
- Gym & Outdoor Play Time
GDK children participate in class parties to celebrate the holidays throughout the year. Visitors such as firemen and dentists come to class. Family and friends are invited to watch the children perform in Christmas and End-of-Year programs.
GDK offers a 3-year old class, 4-year old class and a 5-year old class. Listed below are the goals and focus for each class.
- Separate successfully
- Interact with peers
- Loving and safe environment
- Imaginative play
- Exposure to: colors, shapes, numbers and letters….but not expecting mastery
- Meeting & exceeding District 196 guidelines for Kindergarten readiness
- Imaginative play
- Encourage positive life skills
- Self-initiating interactions
- Reinforcement and another year of growth in all areas for Kindergarten readiness
- Attention span
- Following directions
- Socialization process
- For a child who is not yet ready for Kindergarten whether it be birth date or developmental aspects
Lunch with Friends
Additional program offered Tuesdays and Thursday from 12pm-2:30pm. Children attending the morning classes bring a lunch and stay for the afternoon participating in activities such as music, science, art, outside time and more. Parents can sign their child up for one date, weekly dates, or every date!
Here’s what our parents have to say about God’s Discovery Kids Preschool:
“GDK is an extension of our family. How do I know this? Because whatever the GDK teachers say at school is undisputable at home. We have been at GDK for three years (and expecting to be there for four more). The teachers are extremely thoughtful about how they incorporate learning into play. They get to know each child individually and create a safe environment that allows that child to succeed. Treasure hunts through the school, gingerbread men that can’t stay put, leprechauns that stir up trouble, thanksgiving feasts, and evening music programs that the whole family can enjoy add to the magic and fun that the school provides. Our eldest was fully prepared to enter kindergarten. I attribute her love of learning and success at elementary school to the wonderful start she had at GDK. Last, but not least, we love the Christian environment at GDK. The values we find important as parents are reflected daily at school. We are blessed to have found this preschool “family” for our children. ” Sarah Brass
“GDK has blessed my family beyond words and will always have a special place in my heart. We enrolled my daughter for socialization and were impressed with the curriculum and the growth we saw in her confidence. Two years later we were completely blown away when our son started there. He was extremely shy and a late talker (hard to understand) I honestly didn’t believe he would do well. I owe much of his success today to the teachers at GDK who patiently loved him and gave him the encouragement he needed to come out of his shell. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect school. From the leadership to the amazing teachers the school is ran extremely well and so much thought and creativity goes into everything they do. GDK is an exceptional program for preparing children for kindergarten!” Jen Wingrove
“All four of our children have attended God’s Discovery Kids Preschool, and we couldn’t be happier with our experience there. The staff are absolutely wonderful and show the children God’s love in a hundred little ways. GDK’s strong academic program gives kids a great foundation for their school career and surpasses kindergarten readiness standards. We highly recommend GDK! I’ll be sad when my youngest “graduates” from this amazing school.” Katie Ellis
For more information, please send an email
to the GDK Director, Rachel James
If your child is not old enough yet for preschool, Rosemount UMC has a program called London Bridge for 2 and young 3 year olds.