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About Lil’ Explorers Preschool in Prior Lake

Lil’ Explorers Childcare Center is a preschool and daycare serving the Prior Lake area of Minnesota. Established in 2003, Lil’ Explorers Childcare Center continues 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, and dedicated 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

Megan Clark

Megan Clark


Greetings! I am the busy mom of four kiddos! I have worked in ECE for the past 13 years and have been a director for the last 6 years. I have a Bachelors in Math and Masters in Finance. My family moved to Prior Lake in 2017 and I am so excited to have the opportunity to support a center in my community!

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 8 Reviews Leave A Review
Meagan Houg • Google
We love Lil Explorers! Our son absolutely loves going to school each day. High quality teachers and staff- I highly recommend this daycare!
Nick Grothe • Google
Lil’ Explorers has wonderful teachers, staff and a beautiful facility. Our son is in their Pre-k room/program and is enthusiastic to go every day. Can’t recommend Lil’ Explorers enough our experience has been great!
Matthew Kirchgasler • Google
My daughter attends the Pre-K Program at the Prior Lake location. She has learned a lot since starting, and is always excited to go to school! The facility is beautiful, and the staff does an excellent job. I love getting the emails detailing her daily activities! We are so glad we chose Lil’ Explorers.
Robyn Alkire Aboni • Facebook
Lil explorers is a brand-new facility in prior lake and beautifully designed. The teachers are all amazing and truly care about the children. The Director and Assistant Director are super helpful and easy to reach. Our 4 year old enjoys the curriculum and we are impressed with the daily curriculum. Pricing is also on point, and very competitive with other centers. They also use a daily app and send pictures and a daily recap that’s helpful.

Lil' Explorers Childcare Center

Prior Lake, MN

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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.