Preschool & Kindergarten
At Ridgewood Preschool, we want to partner with parents of preschoolers by providing the utmost care for their children. We truly want to be an extension of your family in how we love, protect, comfort, and connect with all of you! Ridgewood is a Christian, faith-based preschool that invites kids and families from all backgrounds. We are rooted in teaching kids about the life of Jesus, our Savior, and biblical truth.
We believe that our teachers are our most valuable element in providing the personalized care we value. Every teacher at Ridgewood Preschool is devoted to their preschoolers and firmly believes that pouring into a thoughtful relationship with their students and families is what makes each and every year the best one yet!
Our newly renovated, secure classrooms are extremely inviting to kids! The layouts of each room have been beautifully designed with pockets of space wherein kids can imagine and pretend, be silly and explore, or cozy up and be cherished. The best part is that all of this can all be going on simultaneously with an entire classroom of kids and teachers. Our daily goals are to nurture your children’s hearts and inspire them to be lifelong learners.
Daily Components of Preschool Day
- Social and Emotional Learning
- Physical Development-both fine and gross motor
- Language and Literacy
- Numbers, Math and Reasoning
- Creative Arts and Expression
- Science and Social Studies
- Imaginative Dramatic Play
- Biblical Truths
Meet Our Preschool & Kindergarten Leadership Team
Laurie is beyond excited about welcoming littles and their families to Ridgewood Preschool and sharing the love of Jesus with them! Laurie graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and later continued her education at Northeastern University in gifted education. Laurie and her husband, David live in Minnetonka with their two children, Matthew and Madeleine. She loves working at Ridgewood Church as the Kid’s Ministry Director and looks forward to all God has in store for the preschool!
Jodi has been teaching preschool for the last seven years, but to be honest, she really hasn’t left the preschool realm since she was a preschooler because playing and being silly are her favorite things to do. She initially got a degree in psychology at St. Cloud State, but later went back to get her teaching license in special education and also received her master’s degree. She and her husband, Dan have three children who are all in their teens. Jodi is so thankful to God for being at Ridgewood Preschool creating joy daily with three, four and five-year-old children.
Tammy is one of our teachers at Ridgewood Preschool and absolutely loves working with young children and their families. Ridgewood Preschool has been an extra joy and blessing to Tammy. She appreciates the beautiful God-centered, joy-filled, and happy environment where children play, learn, create, and share friendships. Ms. Tammy received her BA in Child Development from San Jose State University. She has been in the field of early childhood for over 15 years. Tammy and her husband Brian have a married daughter and a teenage son.
Chris is an assistant teacher at Ridgewood Preschool. She loves learning, laughing, and sharing the love of Jesus with the children. Chris graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Benedict. She went on to earn a certificate in lay ministry at the University of St. Thomas. She’s walked in faith with children ages 3-16 years old at her church for the past 29 years. Chris and her husband, Russ, have two teenage children. She’s beyond grateful for the joy and blessings experienced each day at preschool!
Kaitlyn is an assistant teacher at Ridgewood Preschool. She lives with her husband, dog, and three cats in Golden Valley. Kaitlyn loves being around kids and started babysitting at an early age. She has an incredible knack for thoughtfully engaging kids and encourages them to always do their best. Kaitlyn graduated from cosmetology school, but continued to nanny and babysit for multiple families. When the teaching opportunity at Ridgewood came up, it affirmed for Kaitlyn that her true, God given gift to work with kids would be so appreciated here. Kaitlyn loves coming into work at Ridgewood Preschool to connect with the kids and find sweet pockets of time to honor each student daily.
Interested in Joining Our Team of Teachers?
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For more information about day options, pricing, and to register, visit the registration.
After you've registered your child, please complete the onboarding forms. Download each form, complete them and return them to the Preschool Director, Jodi Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.