Preschool | Nonsectarian |

949 Geneva Avenue North

Oakdale, MN 55128

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Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

My family has been with Paidea since late 2006 and it has been the BEST place ever for my kids. I was very wary of putting my kids in daycare but circumstances demanded it. My children have flourished while at Paidea. The teachers and staff are so loving and nurturing. I was one of those nervous Moms and they helped to alleviate my concerns. Besides that, my children were so happy to be there that it made my nerves go away immediately. Both of my girls are in school now and the lessons taught at Paidea have shown in how they interact with other kids and approach the world. They are kind and caring and know how to work with other kids and also take the time to figure things out on their own. My older daughter is now a 7th grader and my younger is in 4th. Their teachers continually point them out as being amazing kids in their classes. I love Paidea and would highly recommend it to anyone!
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Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

We have had 3 children at Paidea and have been in the Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten programs. I can t say enough great things about Paidea. The staff does an amazing job helping raise our children into amazing little people. They prepare the kids both academically as well as (and possibly more importantly at this age) emotionally for the real world. The kids learn tools they can use in any situation at any age. The entire staff is amazingly loving and caring and always willing to go the extra mile to help the kids and parents! The director, Lynn Jessen, is amazing with helping the children work through any problem, no matter how large or small, but also educates the parents. The outdoor spaces are great and there are also very large indoor muscle rooms during bad weather. The Kindergarten program is Wonderfull! The small class sizes are worth every penny. The kids are ready to enter 1st grade and excel! The monthly Parent nights are both a great way to get to know other parents as well as learn about why kids do what they do and how we can most effectively parent them to help them grow. It is the closest thing to a user manual I have found for raising kids!
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Posted August 14, 2014

My girls attended preschool at Paidea for 2 years and continue to be involved in the summer program. I cannot recommend this school enough. Their elementary school teachers rave about what great citizens and helpful leaders my children are. This school has one of the best teacher retention rates around - very low teacher turnover which means lots of stability for the children. And the Director should be nick-named "The Child Whisperer" because she truly has a magic way with children.
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Posted January 16, 2008

My children have been involved with the Paidea summer program for the past 10+ years. We simply love it! The staff are involved, loving, respectful, consistent and caring - the activities encourage creative development. The center is an awesome place for kids. 3 large outdoor play areas, a place to ride scooters, and and indoor play area for poor weather conditions. I knew that it was a wonderful place when my children were happy to go and felt safe when I left - no tears. I would never bring my children to another facility. Paidea is like home!
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