The Lanesboro School community continues to make a strong investment in our youngest learners. Beginning with our strategic planning goal, “Deepen focus on the whole child beginning with well-aligned early childhood programming,” our Early Childhood Committee has developed a plan to meet that goal. Through the efforts of this committee, Lanesboro Schools has secured a grant through the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation to purchase The Creative Curriculum for all three stages of our youngest learners: infants, toddlers, and twos; preschool, and kindergarten. The goal this year is to begin alignment of our Social-Emotional curriculum across those stages of development with the hope that these skills will better prepare our students for long-term success in school and in life.
The Lanesboro Child Care Center has entered its 30th year of operation with an expansion to help meet the needs of our community. We know the value of childcare for our families is priceless. With fully qualified teaching staff, aides, and administration, the LCCC offers not only high-quality and affordable childcare, but a full educational experience that can help ensure your child will be ready for school.
In addition to the Lanesboro Child Care Center, Lanesboro Schools also offers our weekly ECFE programming on Tuesdays during the school year with two sessions daily. Teaching staff provides programming that can meet the needs of both children and their parents in each session, with plenty of opportunities for play and conversation. Lanesboro ECFE also organizes several events each year, generally seasonally on Saturdays during the school year.
A key to our children’s school preparation here in Lanesboro is our preschool program taught by Lena Bergo. Lena brings the education and experience required to guide each child to fulfill their potential. Our 3/4 year old preschool classes run two days each week and our 4/5 year old classes run three days per week. Utilizing The Creative Curriculum, Handwriting Without Tears, and other research-based instructional strategies, the preschool classroom at Lanesboro Schools is second to none. For all of our young child programming, Lanesboro offers the benefit of being housed in the same building. Not only does it provide convenience for our families but it allows our staff to work together, utilizing each other’s strengths to help our children grow.
As the summer months begin to appear on our horizon we are once again preparing for our popular Summer Recreation opportunities. The summer brochure will be mailed to residents in mid-May with most of the programs beginning just after school concludes in June. If you have any questions regarding any of our programs: ECFE, Child Care, Preschool, or Summer Recreation, please contact Lanesboro Schools at (507) 467-2229.