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About Lil’ Explorers Preschool in Rogers, MN

Lil’ Explorers Childcare Center is a preschool serving the Rogers area of Minnesota. Established in 2003, Lil’ Explorers Childcare Center continues to provide a safe environment for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years that is centered on exploration and development.

Our Rogers, MN daycare is located just blocks from several local elementary schools and Rogers Middle School. This central location makes multi-child pick up and drop off quick and easy. Lil’ Explorers daycare in Rogers is easily identified by our modern, updated building and safe, paved parking lot.

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. The Rogers facility features Infant Rooms, Toddler Rooms, Preschool Rooms, and dedicated Pre-Kindergarten Rooms, along with a large gross motor room.

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

Rogers, MN Preschool: Enrichment Programs

Lil’ Movers is our program that enhances your child’s large motor development. We will use aspects and activities promoted by CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health), as well as developmentally appropriate Large Motor skills, sportsmanship, and taking turns. Combining these programs promotes physical activity and coordinated play for young children. Our program encourages and motivates children to walk, run, jump, dance, and move their whole body while playing and having fun!

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 farmer’s seasonal crops. Our students will explore the food through taste, texture, and smell, while learning about where the food was grown in Rogers, MN. Lil’ Farmers program will help children build lifelong healthy eating habits, so they can become real life farmers too!

Kindermusik is a music and movement program that is cultivated for each stage of a child’s development. Lil’ Explorers offers three Kindermusik levels that are geared to accommodate toddler and preschool classroom developmental needs. Kindermusik provides activities that stimulate children’s minds, bodies, and sense of play while incorporating early literacy and language into music. The music program integrates songs, instruments, stories, activities, and music from all around the world to nurture kids’ budding creativity!

Beginning in preschool, children are introduced to basic words in the Spanish language. Each month the Spanish program is based around a theme (i.e. numbers, colors, greetings, body parts, etc.). New words are introduced using fun picture cards, games, songs, and books. We highly encourage everyone to attempt to pronounce the Spanish words although many children (especially under 3 years old) may not be able to pronounce the words easily or at all. However, exposure to a foreign language can have many cognitive and academic benefits.

Lil’ Explorers Daycare in Rogers: Our Promise

Unlike other daycares in Rogers, Lil’ Explorers places special emphasis on early childhood education and fun-filled activities. We provide age-appropriate enrichment for every Rogers child to ensure positive growth. Guardians should always feel confident with their childcare decisions, and at Lil’ Explorers Daycare in Rogers, we offer a school where children can succeed.

Our Team

Emily Wollum

Emily Wollum

School Director

Hi, I’m Emily the Center Director, I live in Zimmerman with my husband and our two daughters. I enjoy spending time with family along with trying out new restaurants, especially pizza places!  I also enjoy traveling, and my favorite travel spot so far is Hawaii!

Ashelli Lampman

Ashelli Lampman

Assistant Director

I first started with Lil Explorers team back in May 2019 as a Toddler Aide and I knew right away this is something I was going to love and decided to pursue my CDA to become a lead teacher, shortly after starting my CDA I transitioned into assistant toddler teacher role. I enjoyed my time doing that and was excited for my opportunity to become a Lead Teacher, In August 2020 I had the amazing opportunity to become a Preschool 1 Teacher, I have been the Pre1 lead ever since and have absolutely loved every minute of it. In April of 2023, I got the opportunity to expand my horizons once again to become Rogers Assistant Director. In 2018 I moved to Minnesota from Texas and married my amazing husband. We are big time outdoors people, we love to Mountain bike, snowboard, kayak, being on our boat, or just hang by the fire! I am so excited to get to know everyone here at Rogers!

Reviews from Parents

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Leah • Google
Both of our kids have been at Lil Explorers since they were 3 months old. We LOVE the teachers and staff and they are what have kept us here! They are kind and caring and our kids have always had a big smile on their face when we arrive. Our daughter who is now almost four has learned SO much at Lil Explorers! There has always seemed to be such a great mix of learning, play, outside time, and more; and the center itself is just inviting and well-kept. We're so thankful to have found this school and are forever grateful to the teachers that have made our kids feel like family the past several years!
Lisa Damhof • Google
All our kids attended Lil' Explorers over the years, and we had overall great experiences with each of them. Their teachers were caring and made a point to get to know the kids and their individual personalities. One of our children has food allergies, and the management and teachers truly partnered with us in finding ways to ensure she was safe and could participate in her classrooms, despite the daily and frequent presence of her allergen. I would definitely recommend this center!
Krista Siewert • Facebook
Our recent move to the NW obviously required finding a new daycare, which was hard for so many reasons (we loved our last daycare) Now that our child has been apart of the Lil’Explorers family for a few months I could not be happier with our move. The staff there are so caring and patient with the children and truly care about all of them. I appreciate all of the fun activities and have noticed improvements in our child’s vocab, imaginary play and color/shape recognition. It means so much to me as a working parent to be able to send my child to a place he enjoys and I know he is being well taken care of! Thanks guys!
Ashlee Herman • Facebook
We had a great experience in the infant room with our daughter. Great teachers and I loved getting the photos of her throughout the day! You can tell the teachers love their kiddos! She just moved up to the toddler room and she loves it! Our son loves going to school. He asks every day are we going to school tomorrow?! He loves his friends and teachers!

Lil' Explorers Childcare Center

Rogers, MN

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