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Roots & Wings.

At Jean Lyle Children’s Center, we provide a safe and nurturing school environment for children three to six years old – to make friends and choices, to take joy in learning to be both independent and cooperative and to learn through play.


Our Philosophy

Jean Lyle, former early childhood chair at Macalester College, created a philosophy for early childhood education that still guides us, today. Jean believed that a good preschool will strengthen and extend the experience and training that you provide at home — all in a safe and loving environment.

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We a registered non profit school program.

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Our Classes


3-Year-Old Classes

Whether your child is brand new to school or getting ready for the next big adventure, we’ve got fun-filled, play-based morning and afternoon options to best meet the needs for your 3-year-old child.

Kindergarten / Pre-K

Give your child the gift of time. In our half-day kindergarten, our program provides a nurturing, confidence building, academically appropriate environment for students to prepare for first grade. It can also serve as a pre-k readiness program for students with summer or fall birthdays, who then go on to attend an all day kindergarten class the following year.

4-Year-Old Classes

We have morning and afternoon options to help your 4-year-old child continue her school adventure in a setting of love and patience. Our programs use best practices and value play and cooperation.

Extended Day Options

In addition to our primary classes, we have early drop-off, lunch bunch, dual enrollment options available for enrolled children.


Parent Aware Rated

Parent Aware gives parents the tools and information to find the best quality child care and early education for your child.


Jean Lyle is proud to be accredited by NAEYC, The National Association for the Education of Young Children