Judson Preschool is a play-based early childhood program.


Our mission is to bring together children and early childhood educators in an environment of self-growth achieved through socialization and spontaneous learning, while reflecting the plurality of our community.


Our top priority is to create a positive environment where children develop friendships and confidence. We prioritize social-emotional learning and self-advocacy.

We emphasize PLAY as the most important vehicle for learning by providing children with a wide range of activities that are carefully planned by professionally trained early childhood educators.

Our staff provides many opportunities for children to experience their environment through experimentation in the arts, dramatic play, large and fine motor activities, science experiments, creative movement, cooking, and music.

At Judson, our preschoolers develop skills in language, literacy, music, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Their interests guide them to develop a true love of learning.

Judson is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of all young learners. We work in partnership with the Minneapolis Public Schools Early Childhood Special Education Program and other community organizations.