2017 – 2018 Registration

Registration for the 2017 - 2018 school year at both the Calvary Church and Colonial Church Berry Patch locations will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017. We would be thrilled to have your child with us next year, and strongly encourage you to submit your student’s registration form as soon as possible AFTER 8:30 a.m. January 9th should you be interested in attending. Please note a couple new offerings for fall and remember that enrollment allows for a limited number of students in each age group. Many classes will fill quickly! We are dedicated to providing an enriched Christian learning environment for these early years, and would love to partner with you in providing a loving educational experience where your child is nurtured and stimulated to reach his or her full potential!

Our Morning Program runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and is a combination of free-choice and teacher-directed activities for our preschoolers. Your child will experience group play as well as individual learning. New skills will be introduced to your child that will encourage the growth of his or her emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development. Included in your monthly tuition are weekly Music classes and monthly Spanish classes. We will also offer several field trips throughout the school year for our 3, 4 and 5 year olds. These field trips correlate with the themes being studied, and transportation is provided by school buses. The Berry Patch is proud to have a licensed Parent and Family Educator on staff who provides training and support to our teachers and our families. She is available to you for one-on-one conversations as well as large group discussions at no additional charge. Outreach is another integral part of our preschool. As part of our mission to help your child learn to care for others, we have developed a monthly outreach program, C.S.O. (Children Serving Others). We are excited about working together as The Berry Patch family to help make a difference in the community.

Please remember that these age groupings are determined based on your child’s age AS OF SEPTEMBER 1st:

  • NEW for Fall of 2017 is an expanded Strawberry/Pre-K Program! In addition to our customary morning program options, we are very excited to offer a FULL DAY Pre-K class for our 4 and 5 year olds for the 2017-18 school year. Strawberries may now choose from a full day (9:00 – 3:00) Monday through Thursday with Friday Morning (9:00 – 12:00) class option, a full day (9:00 – 3:00) Monday through Thursday class, or one of our traditional morning programs (9:00 – 12:00). Our academically enriched hands-on, play-based curriculum is designed to prepare your preschooler for a seamless transition into Kindergarten!
  • The Preschool (Blueberry) Class is a perfect environment for three year olds who are eager to learn and bursting with excitement. This is a big year of learning the basics and our Blueberries experience activities centered around the alphabet, numbers, communicating feelings, expanding friendships and moving from parallel play to meaningful interaction with one another. You may choose a two or three day a week option.
  • The Berry Patch Toddler (Huckleberry) Class provides your toddler (ages 24-35 months) with an opportunity to spend consistent time with other children his or her age in a loving, supervised environment. Children will explore new activities, discover new friendships and learn how to navigate routines and transitions successfully. We offer one, two and three day a week options for this age group.
  • EXPANDED Young Toddler (Raspberry) Class provides your toddler (ages 18 – 24 months) with a safe and loving first school experience. This morning program will provide quality activities in a structured environment that promotes a healthy foundation for the preschool years. For next fall, you may choose from one, two or three day a week options.
  • French Fridays Classes return for the 3rd year! This class option provides your child with the opportunity to experience a French Language Immersion program right here in his or her own preschool environment. All 3, 4 and 5 year olds are invited to participate as we partner with Concordia Language Villages to create an exciting and developmentally appropriate language immersion option for your child.

Lunch Bunch will be held from noon – 1:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at both locations. This is an option that gives your child an opportunity to bring his or her lunch to school and dine with friends. Lunch Bunch is a social time where table manners are taught in a loving way, appropriate conversation is encouraged and mealtime with friends is fun!

P.M. Playmates is an option for your 3 – 5 year old child and is available from 1 – 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. This is a structured program with curriculum that includes creativity in the classroom, large muscle activities, free play and some additional time with friends. A quiet story time offers them a few minutes of rest and relaxation.

Afternoon Adventures will meet at both locations from 1 - 3 p.m. on the third Monday and Thursday of each month. This is a time for children to learn and grow in a variety of exciting classes in the arts and sciences. Each child will experience hands-on activities that will enrich their minds and enhance their creativity.

Partnerships are 8-week afternoon programs that allow your Blueberry or Strawberry the opportunity to dig deeper and experience an enrichment class in a specific area of study. Our partnerships are structured three hour classes that include one hour of Lunch Bunch (12-1), one hour of PM Playmates and one hour of the specified enrichment class (1:00 - 3:00). PRE-registration is required for all partnerships.

Registration Dates

CURRENT Berry Patch families may register beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2017. Please turn in your registration form and the non-refundable $75.00 fee for the first child ($50.00 for each additional child) being enrolled at your child's school beginning January 9th.

PREVIOUS Berry Patch families may register beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Please turn in your registration form and the non- refundable $75.00 fee for the first child ($50.00 for each additional child) being enrolled at your child's school beginning January 17th.

NEW FAMILIES may register IN PERSON on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in the Hearth Room at Colonial Church. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. and registration will begin promptly at 8:00. Registrations for both Calvary and Colonial locations will be taken at this time. A registration form and non-refundable $75.00 fee ($50.00 for each additional child being enrolled) are required at the time of registration. Please note that families are asked to register their own children only.

We believe the preschool years are the most important time in your child's academic and social development, and we share your desire to provide the best start possible for him or her. We hope to see you and your family for the 2017-18 school year!


Shannon Matson, Director


The MONTHLY preschool program fee schedule is as follows:

Strawberry Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Program (must be 4 years old by Sept 1): 1:10 teacher/student ratio
Full Day (9:00 – 3:00) M- TH + Friday morning (9:00 – 12:00) $1160.00/month
Full Day M-TH (9:00 – 3:00) (no Friday) $1030.00/month
M – F morning program $605.00/month
M – TH morning program $515.00/month
TWTH morning program $425.00/month

Blueberry (3 year old) Preschool Program (must be 3 years old by Sept. 1): 1:10 teacher/student ratio
3 days/week $395.00/month
2 days/week $285.00/month

Huckleberry/Toddler (2 year old) Preschool Program (must be 2 years old by Sept. 1): 1:7 teacher/student ratio
3 days/week $525.00/month
2 days/week $365.00/month
1 day/week $190.00/month

Raspberry/Young Toddler Preschool Program (18-24 months as of Sept. 1): 1:5 teacher/student ratio
3 days/week $660.00/month
2 days/week $460.00/month
1 day/week (Fridays Only) $240.00/month

French Friday Language Immersion Program (for all children ages 3, 4, and 5 as of September 1): 1:7 teacher/student ratio
1 day/week (Fridays only) $205.00/month

Afternoon Program Options:
Lunch Bunch $10.00/day
PM Playmates $20.00/day
Afternoon Adventures $25.00/day
Partnerships TBD

Registration Forms

2017-2018 Berry Patch Registration Form (pdf)

Edina Camp Sizzle Berry Registration Form


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