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Lil’ Explorers Preschool in Plymouth is now open!

Lil’ Explorers Childcare Center is a preschool serving the Plymouth area of Minnesota. Established in 2003, Lil’ Explorers Childcare Centers continue to provide a safe environment for children centered on exploration and development.

Our expansive facilities offer plenty of room for your children to learn, grow, and develop, while our caring staff provides a nurturing and enriching atmosphere. Each facility features Infant Rooms, Toddler Rooms, Preschool Rooms, dedicated and Pre-Kindergarten Rooms, along with a large gross motor room inside each location.

It is the mission of our childcare staff to provide top-notch service for all families and provide an enjoyable and exciting time for all children in our care.

The Ascend Curriculum

Ascend Curriculum LogoWe believe that every student is a unique individual who deserves to be treated with respect. The flexibility built into our Ascend Curriculum allows us to create individualized learning experiences for each child and our teachers focus on developing new skills in subjects such as Literacy, Baby Signs, Spanish, Art, Science & Sensory, and Technology every month. Activities can be modified to match the interests and current skill level of every child and we teach through play so our students treasure these first learning experiences and develop a lifelong love of learning.

Kind Child

We nurture friendships, cultivate positive character traits, and strengthen social skills through our Kind Child culture. Kind Child is an integral part of our Ascend Curriculum and we focus on social and emotional skills every month and the development of a new character trait such as Friendship, Empathy, and a Positive Self-Image every two months. The result is a positive and supportive preschool environment where every child feels welcome.

Lil’ Farmers Enrichment Program

Lil’ Farmers is our nutrition program that focuses on health, nutrition and community involvement. We incorporate aspects of the “Farm to Childcare” initiative by partnering with local farmers for fresh and local products. We feature a new fruit or vegetable each month from a list of the farmers seasonal crops. Our students will explore the food through taste, texture, and smell, while learning about where the food was grown in our community. Lil’ Farmers program will help children build lifelong healthy eating habits, so they can become real life farmers too!


Our Team

Nicole Wilson

Nicole Wilson


I am the Director at Lil’ Explorers Plymouth. I have worked at Lil’ Explorers since 2004, at various locations in many different roles. I have my Child Development Associates Degree and have a passion working with kids and teachers. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my Husband Matt, and Daughter, Oaklee. We love swimming, being to the cabin, fishing, and watching basketball.

Macy Teicher

Macy Teicher

Assistant Director

I attended college at North Dakota State University where I earned my B.S. in both education and child development. Before transitioning to the role of Assistant Director at Lil’ Explorers in Plymouth, I worked in school-age care in public schools for over 5 years, and I am passionate about providing excellent childcare programming for families in my community. When I am not working, I try to spend as much time as possible with my husband, Derrek and our daughter, Evelyn. Together, we like to visit with friends and family, work on house projects, and go for walks with our Australian Shepherd, Dublin.

Preparing Your Child To THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun, and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.