Welcome to GHEC Little Jags Preschool!


Little Jag's Philosophy of Learning:

In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and happy place for preschoolers to learn. We strive to build relationships with students and families alike while providing them with the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in a school setting.

Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement, experimentation and hands-on learning. Our schedule is designed with these activities in mind while providing a balance of structure and free choice, as well as active and quiet times. Sensory, motor, perceptual and language skills are introduced through materials and activities which are both child-centered and teacher-directed. Hands-on activities are planned that encourage the “process not the product” fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride.

We recognize that each child is unique and develops at their own time. We meet each child where they are at and differentiate our instruction based on the needs of each individual child.

Our Program:

Little Jag’s Preschool is a Pre-Kindergarten Program for children ages 3-5 years old. It is a program designed to prepare children for Kindergarten by providing experiences that foster the social-emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of preschool aged children.

Little Jags Preschool staff is licensed to have a staff to child ratio of 1 adult to 10 children.

Preschool will be in session and follow the same schedule as the GHEC school district calendar.

Our Class Offerings:

  • 3-year-old class (2 half days)

    • Wednesdays and Fridays 8:00-1100 am

  • 4/5-year-old class (3 half days)

    • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays 8:00-11:00 am

  • 4/5-year-old class (3 full days)

    • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays 8:00-3:05 pm

Our Staff:

Erin Roiger- Community Education Director


Kayla Ekstrom- Preschool Teacher/ECFE Teacher


Roxanne Mennenga- Licensed Parent Educator


Please call the school with any questions you might have about our Preschool or ECFE Program at 507-447-2221. Thank you! - Mrs. Ekstrom