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Quality Early-Childhood Education Built on Tradition.


Celebrating 50+ Years

Tradition built on excellence.


Valley Preschool, located at 413 Greeley Street S. in Stillwater, is one of the area's longest known and well-loved preschools in the St. Croix Valley area, having served families since 1970.

Known for its intimate setting and focus on a whole-child approach to early childhood education,     Valley Preschool provides a nurturing environment with friendly, professional staff and highly   educated leadership to support and care for each individual early learner.

Valley Preschool is rich with tradition while progressive with its methods, teaching strategies and community outreach. Students at Valley Preschool don't just attend our school, they become

a part of our school and members of a special community.

If you are new to the St. Croix Area/our community and would like to learn more about our values, academics, teaching staff, or anything else please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Admissions & Enrollment

Join Our Community

Enrollment Process

The enrollment process at Valley Preschool is easy and straight-forward.

Any interested families wishing to enroll must complete and sign an Application for Registration form. This form, along with the registration fee ($40 plus one month's tuition), can be delivered any of the following ways:

1. Mail directly to: 413 S. Greeley St. Stillwater, MN 55082

2. Dropped off during regular school hours, M-F 8:45a-4p

3. Dropped off at school at any time using the secure mail slot in the school's front door.

Once application and payment is received, families will be sent a confirmation email. If spaces are no longer available, payment will not be charged and families will be notified. 

outside play; exploration; preschool fun


Valley Preschool offers a wide range of affordable offerings, no matter the class. Payment for classes are run on a monthly basis via ACH.

ACH forms are due at the time of registration.

best practices; hands-on learning


Open House & Registration Event


Interested in becoming part of the Valley Preschool family?


Mark your calendars and JOIN US on Sat, January 13th at 9am for our 2024-2025 Annual Open House & Registration Event!


Bring a friend; come meet our friendly staff and see why Valley Preschool is a school community your child can THRIVE in!

SPACE IS LIMITED for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Plan ahead and have your application ready to go. Download Application for Registration below:

free play; early childhood; outside; outdoor space; fresh air

A Commitment to Health

Safe and Healthy Learning . . . EVERY Day

The pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, except for one: a commitment to safely better our students through educational experiences both in and out of the classroom.


Because of the measures taken at the very start of the pandemic, and the outstanding commitment of both our staff and families, we are happy to say we have been able to safely remain open 

since the summer of 2020.


We are proud of this, as our careful approach has made it possible for our families to be able to continually rely on us for routine and stability in their daily lives.


During the 2023-2024 school year, we remain committed to ensuring the safety measures

continue to be used are closely followed.


At Valley Preschool, our mission is to create a place where students feel safe to tackle obstacles and

try new things. We work and will continue to work hard to offer a variety of quality opportunities daily

to help each student be the best version of themselves, all while

keeping safe and having lots of fun along the way!


FAQs related to COVID-19

Here to Help

Can I schedule a school visit?

Absolutely. However, because our students' safety is our top priority, we are asking all visitors to adhere to the health guidelines prior to attending and avoid visiting when ill or presenting cold or flu-like symptoms.

We welcome any family interested in learning more about our school and programming to reach out via email at, or give us a call : 651.439.8850.

We look forward to connecting with you! 

​Please note: Visitors NOT vaccinated are asked to wear a mask when indoors.

Where can I find answers to questions I have relating to COVID-19?

Check out the link below titled," More COVID-19 FAQs" for answers to commonly-asked questions.

What Families Are Saying...

freedom to explore; literacy development
direct instruction; loving teachers

“We chose Valley Preschool because we felt it had a good balance between strong academics and a small homey feel. We felt the teachers cared for each student as an individual.”


“We cannot imagine a more welcoming, nurturing, and creative learning environment for our kids. We love Valley Preschool!”

-The Flug Family

hands on learning; developmentally appropriate

“The curriculum has just the right balance of socialization and academics. The teachers creatively include learning in much of the day's activities. You won't find any monotonous worksheets or canned art projects here.”

-Valley Preschool Parent

Come see for yourself and discover what makes The "Little Blue School" so special!

Questions or wishing to schedule a tour? Contact our director, Sarah Peterson, at 651-439-8850 or email


Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

Visit Us!

Visitors are always welcome to our school. If there’s anything you’d like to know about our programs and curriculum, please get in touch.

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