Treks & Trails Preschool
To establish a place within our community to embrace the whole child and introduce them to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth.
About the Preschool
Treks and Trails is a preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 years old offered by the Chaska Parks and Recreation Department. With dedicated rooms designed specifically for Treks and Trails, the program and the unique amenities the Community Center has to offer the preschool program has flourished through the years. If you would like to have a personal tour or more information about the program please call us at 952-227-7791. The staff ratio is 1 teacher for every 10 kids.
Class Options & 2022-2023 School Year Rates
Mixed age classrooms serving children ages 3-5
9:00 - 11:30 am
*$191/Month Resident ($228/mo. Regular)
Lunch Bunch offered Thursdays- $8/day. 11:30am-12:30pm
Children bring a bag lunch from home. Kids enjoy lunch together plus additional play time with friends.
Wednesday Enrichment Opportunities offered through Chaska Parks and Recreation.
Our teachers will be creating a preschool enrichment class available Wednesday morning from 9:00-11:30am starting in September. These will be monthly theme-based sessions. Additional fees will apply.
Preschool Sports Programs
Little Tigers (Ages 3-7)
An exciting class for children to learn basic self-defense and martial arts while developing coordination and flexibility with their peers. Fun learning with obstacle course. Led by Master Tom Malone.
Sign up for Little Tigers
Gymnastics (Ages 2-6)
Learn the basic skills of gymnastics in a fun-filled, kid-friendly environment! Our expert coaching staff will keep your little gymnasts engaged while learning the foundation of gymnastics.
Question about the program can be directed to Gymnastics Coordinator, Allison Trauger.
This program is a great way to expose children to their first step into a sport with less competitive environment. Classes focus on participation, sportsmanship, coordination, skill development and movement. Each week we work on new skills.
Sign up for Rookie Sports
Scholarship opportunities available through the Chaska Park and Recreation Scholarship Fund!
Athletics Rain-Out Line: 952-227-7798
Preschool Enrichment Programs
Parent's Morning Break
You deserve a break! Drop you little ones at the CCC for a morning of play, crafts, snack, and a movie! Ages 1-9 are welcome to participate.
Sign up for Parent's Morning Break!
Parents Night Out
Take the night off! Your children will have a blast playing gym games, eating dinner, themed crafts, and a big screen movie! Ages 3-9 are welcome to participate.
Sign up for Parent's Night Out!
Kids in Action-Taste of Preschool (Ages 3-5)
Explore a typical day of a preschooler. Circle time, art projects and games are just a few of the fun activities this class has to offer.
Wednesday Morning Enrichment Camp
Class will include circle time, arts and crafts, music and much more! Activities in this program will also focus on physical, gross motor, social, emotional, and intellectual growth.
Sign up for Wednesday Morning Enrichment Camp
Little Goblins Party (Ages 1-6)
This parent/child class is filled with Halloween crafts, games, snacks and more! Don't forget to come dressed in your costume to Trick or Treat around the CCC!
Little Turkey Party-Carver (Ages 1-6)
In this parent/child class we will have Thanksgiving crafts, games, snack and more! This program will take place at the City of Carver Village Hall.
Sign up for Little Turkey Party
Donuts with Santa (Ages 1-6)
Join us for this parent/child class with holiday crafts, games, donuts and much more. Santa will be stopping by to visit with the little ones and will read them a special story.
Sign up for Donuts with Santa
Sing, Laugh, move and learn along with your baby, toddler or preschooler! Music Together brings the highest quality music and movement experiences to children.
Sign up for Music Together
Scholarship opportunities available through the
Treks and Trails is known for its dedicated teachers with a unique hands-on curriculum that prepares the whole child for their next school experience. From station exploration to learning letter and sound recognition coupled with science, art, music, and language experiences and writing exercises the program works with your child at their individual level. The preschool is also well known for our detailed screening and conference time with the parents and teachers twice a year.
Chaska Community Center (CCC) Use
In addition to the classroom experiences, the children also have the opportunity to experience the CCC. The children enjoy the following programs and amenities:
- Book Nook in The Lodge with the Active Older Adults (AOAs) (the kids refer to them as the Grandfriends)
- Gallery art shows each spring
- Holiday and Spring programs on the stage in the Theater
- Seasonal field trips
Treks & Trails Coordinator
Originally, I am from Florida but moved to Minnesota in 2001. We have two amazing children, Tyler 23 and Ashley 21 who is starting her senior year at North Dakota State University. I enjoy watching football (SKOL VIKINGS!) running, golfing, fishing, and spending time with my family.
I have a background in early childhood and I have been with Treks and Trails since it's opening in 2007. I’ve worked at the Community Center for 21 years and have taught numerous preschool/youth classes for the Parks and Recreation Department. I am an energetic and passionate teacher who puts the needs of the children first. I truly enjoy every minute of my time in the classroom. Not only do I teach your children, but every year I find myself learning life lessons from them as well.
Lead Teacher for the TU/TH Class
My husband, Rehn and I have lived in Minnesota for 20 years, the last nine being in Chaska. We have four sons ages 20, 18, 16 and 13. I love being a boy mom and I learned a lot from each of my sons. I love spending time with my family, playing games, hiking, being outside, crafting and reading. I have a degree in Family and Human Development from Utah State University. Through teaching in my home or in church Sunday school lessons and volunteering in classrooms, I have spent most of the last 20 years teaching and filling leadership roles with our youth. I am a firm believer that kids learn best through play and exploration. Preschool is my favorite age to teach.
Assistant Teacher TU/TH
Originally, I am from Korea and grew up in Seoul. Education brought me to the USA as a foreign student to achieve my future career. I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2007 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marriage and Family Human Development. I recognized my passion for working with children early on and took a year during college to work with children on the autism spectrum. I also taught Korean at Utah Valley Korean school for more than 13 years to Korean Americans who were born and raised in the USA. At the same time, I taught many different age groups at church. I like to learn new things and to study anything relevant with helping children of all ages with special needs. Currently, I am taking online classes to get a TEFL (Teaching English Foreign Language) certification. As soon as I finish this program, I will jump into my Master degree in the field of Special Education. My husband Han, and I met at college and have three wonderful children together Kayleen (15), Brayden (11), and Aiden (7). We live in Chaska. My hobbies include spending time with family and friends, reading, and traveling. I also enjoy doing golf, soccer, tennis, skiing, camping, and watching baseball game, when I have free time.