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.


COVID-19 Preparedness

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 measures put in place prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, and the outstanding commitment of both our staff and families, we were able to safely remain open. As we look the 2021-2022 school year, we are as committed as ever before to ensuring the safety measures used at Valley align with

current and latest safety recommendations put forth by the CDC and MDH.

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, given recent increases in positive COVID-19 cases in the county, we are postponing in-person tours until the new year. The best time to visit us will be at our Open House Event, taking place Saturday, Jan. 9th from 9am - 11am.

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

All persons entering our school must wear a face mask while inside the school building. Thank you.

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...


“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


“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

"We heard such positive things about the Spanish Immersion Program for little ones at Valley Preschool. Our daughter adores her teachers, is learning an incredible amount of Spanish and is benefiting from a preschool curriculum all at once."

-The Herman Family


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 director@valleypreschool.org.


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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