Program Highlights


3 hour preschool session.
Lunch Bunch 2 hour program.
Zion green space available for outdoor fun and science activities.
Fenced in playground, and parking lot for big wheel fun.
Experienced and qualified staff.
50 years of caring for children in the North Metro Community.

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Program Description

Zion Pre-K Registration

Zion Pre-K in Anoka Minnesota is a half day program which serves children ages three to five years of age. Our licensing capacity is for 100 children.

We operate Monday through Friday - the Traditional AM session is from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. An optional "Lunch Bunch" program is available until 2:00 for students on Monday/Wednesday/Friday and on Tuesday/Thursday. The High 5’s class is in session from 9:00 to 2:00 PM.

Staff ratios are 10:1 for 3 year olds and 10:1 for four year olds and up to 15:1 for school age. Group sizes do not exceed 20 students for the 3 and 4 year old classes, and 24 students for the 5 year old class. Student to teacher ratios are maintained and children are supervised at all times.

Zion Pre-K is an important part of the mission and ministry of Zion Lutheran Church of Anoka. We are a Church that cares about children and families.

The purpose of Zion Pre-K is to provide a quality preschool experience that meets the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of the young child within a safe, creative, relaxed and stimulating environment. A balance between social development opportunities and school readiness skills are basic to the program for older students, while socialization is a major emphasis of the younger children. The development of self-esteem of each child is stressed at all levels.

Classes are scheduled from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and include the following activities:

  • Arrival and attendance.
  • Discovery time, free choice materials and learning centers.
  • Block play, trucks, dramatic play, library, cooking, science, table toys art, sand and water play, and occasional outdoor exploration.
  • Clean up of activities and toys.
  • Snack time.
  • Group experiences (small and large): Language development (stories, finger plays, poems, etc.) music and rhythms, dramatics, movement, science, and unit topics.

Large muscle room: This is an area of free choice. The equipment provided are climbers, slide, rocking boat, balance beam, cubes, wheel toys, balls and the parachute. The children spend 30 minutes each day in the large muscle room, the time of day is determined by the individual room schedule.

Students that are enrolled in the Lunch Bunch option until 2:00 PM will converge to one room, with a maximum of 20 students. A bag lunch from home is required, Zion Pre-K will provide milk. Additional classroom and outdoor activities will be provided until parents pick up at 2:00 PM.

Zion Pre-K recognizes that each child is a unique and important individual, therefore our flexible program is designed to:

  • Develop constructive and positive social interaction skills.
  • Develop a concept of self worth and self-esteem.
  • Respect individual differences in maturity.
  • Stress the importance of play and exploration.
  • Enhance physical skills and coordination.
  • Give the child opportunities to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Provide growth in social development and self-expression through movement, small and large muscle development.
  • Encourage good health habits and personal hygiene.
  • Provide an environment that will offer learning, happiness and security for each child.