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About Lil’ Explorers Preschool in Ramsey

Lil’ Explorers Childcare Center is a preschool and daycare serving the Ramsey area of Minnesota. Established in 2003, Lil’ Explorers Childcare Center continues to provide a safe environment for children – centered on exploration and development. Our Ramsey location is the newest of the Lil’ Explorers Preschools in Minnesota.

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.

Our Team

Paige Johnson

Paige Johnson

School Director

I have been in Early Education for more than 12 years. I live in Elk River with my husband, William, and our daughter, Avery, and 2 dogs, Sophie and Lillie. During the summer by favorite activity is going up north to our seasonal camper. I am excited to help the children learn and grow!

Lauri Ellison

Lauri Ellison

Assistant Director

I live in Ramsey with my husband, Marv. Together, we have our son, Tyler (and daughter-in-law, Kortney), and our daughter, Megan (and son-in-law, Zach and granddaughter, Ava.) We also have a very spoiled black lab named Mia. I really enjoy being with my friend and family, and traveling as much as I can.

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.