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About us Kinderstube is a German language immersion preschool program of the Germanic-American Institute, a Minnesota non-profit organization. We offer our preschool program at two convenient Twin Cities locations, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Kinderstube is a fully licensed preschool program by the State of Minnesota for children ages 3 - 5 years old.
We pride ourselves in providing a small classroom environment with a stimulating, caring, and exciting immersion preschool experience that will foster the love of another language and its culture in your child. Our trained and experienced teachers speak German as their native language or have obtained native fluency in German as a second language. Our attending students come from diverse backgrounds and German language skills are not required for enrollment.
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A day at Kinderstube Through daily play, music education, art and science exploration, as well as much needed outdoor play time we expose our students to all concepts of early childhood education which provides them with a quality preschool experience and the necessary academic, social and emotional Kindergarten readiness skills.
Teachers and children (recommended) are wearing masks
Classes are divided into smaller groups
Additional support staff accommodates arrival and departure procedures for pick-up and drop-off at the door, Parents do not enter the school during the pandemic
A fun and engaging distance learning curriculum is offered during closure times
Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing strategies meet and exceed CDC guidelines
Teaching staff provides daily updates via our communication app with pictures and activities to encourage ongoing communication with parents
Children enjoy long outdoor activity times (2 hours / day)
Teachers retain their scheduled work hours and pay
No additional COVID-19 fees are charged to families
Our Kinderstube COVID-19 Preparedness plan can be foundHERE. All policies and procedures will be followed until further notice. Enrolled families are required to read and sign acknowledgement prior to attendance.
Future language learning Even if German is not a long-term option that your child is able to pursue, our preschool program will offer incredible opportunities for his/her brain development and future language learning abilities.
Some of the students who attend our German Immersion Preschool program continue their bilingual, academic path at the Twin Cities German Immersion School. Other families choose to attend their local schools upon preschool graduation and continue to improve their child's bilingual education through the multiple language classes offered at the Germanic-American Institute, such as tutoring, German Language Summer camps or Samstagsschule (Saturday classes for elementary and middle school students).
Kinderstube is a program of the Germanic-American Institute.