What Joyce Offers

Joyce Preschool offers dual immersion (Spanish-English) preschool classes for children ages 3 to 5, and provides scholarships based on need. We work toward preparing children for kindergarten and beyond. In each of our classes, children are given the opportunity each day to be an expert in their own language and learn from peer role models.

At Joyce, we have three age-based classes.  3-4 year old’s are in the Flower classroom, 3-5 year old’s are in the Butterfly classroom, and 4-5 year old’s are in the Sun classroom.

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Programming and Curriculum

Joyce is proudly instituting programming inspired by Reggio Emilia philosophy of curriculum. This curriculum focuses on the children as the directors of their learning and encourages open ended exploration of areas that spark interest. Teachers are trained in Reggio Emilia style of instruction and are equipped with the knowledge to best facilitate this learning. While this curriculum is implemented across all three classrooms, natural exploration means that teachers are able to tailor the curriculum to the needs and interests that arise in each respective classroom.

Additionally, a core component of Joyce’s philosophy is that parent involvement is key to children’s success in the classroom and beyond. To accomplish this, Joyce Preschool focuses on the development of  student and family literacy skills as a major part of our school readiness efforts; allowing for the learning to continue at home while forming bonds that foster a strong community.

Our Classrooms

At Joyce we have three classrooms divided by ages served, in which teacher’s focus on positive reinforcement to ensure the social and emotional wellbeing of all students, and strive to make sure every student feels safe and comfortable to explore their learning.

Flower Classroom
Butterfly Classroom
Sun Classroom

Two-Way Immersion

Our two-way immersion program is structured around equal numbers of English- and Spanish-speaking children. Children have an immense capacity for second language acquisition and comprehension at a young age.

For Spanish-speaking students, Joyce understands the great benefits to supporting native language retention, as well as English acquisition to ensure school readiness.

For English-speaking students, there is a great academic and experiential benefit to introducing a second language.

Over half our teaching staff are native Spanish speakers. Equal numbers of Spanish and English-speaking teachers and students means that children are able to learn language from their teachers and from one another. Diverse cultural traditions are celebrated throughout the school year and parent participation in school events is encouraged. Joyce’s unique program allows families to build friendships across linguistic and cultural barriers.

Programming Options

The below rates and class options reflect the 2022-2023 schedule and pricing. Please note that for the 2022-2023 school year, all enrollment options are at Park Avenue.

The school year runs from September to May, and tuition assistance is available with income verification.

  • 2 Day programs are Tuesday + Thursday
  • 3 Day programs are Monday + Wednesday + Friday
  • 5 Day programs are Monday – Friday

Joyce Preschool operates 3 classrooms at Joyce – Park Avenue located at 3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis inside Park Avenue Methodist Church. 

Programming Options

Half-Day: Morning 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Afternoon 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

  • 2 Day: $280
  • 3 Day: $385
  • 5 Day: $600

Full Day 8:00 am -5:00 pm

  • 2 Day: $560
  • 3 Day: $780
  • 5 Day: $1,200

Lunch Bunch (12:00 pm – 1:30 p.m.) Can be added to half-day program options. 

  • 2 Day: $120
  • 3 Day: $180
  • 5 Day: $300


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