Aldrich Memorial Nursery School a Great Preschool in Rochester, Minnesota


aldrich memorial preschool great for kindergarten readiness

I’ve been meaning to write about the preschool my children attend for quite some time.  A quality preschool experience is not a matter to be taken lightly.  Hands-on curriculum that fosters the mind is essential for this age group.

Aldrich Memorial Nursery School has provided my boys with the tools they need to succeed in kindergarten and grade school.  

My middle son is now on the cusp of kindergarten and he is ready.  When he was three years old I experienced all those common fears parents tend to worry about-

  • should he know all his letters? 
  • should he be able to count to hundred?
  • should he be able to read?
  • what if he falls behind!?

The teachers at Aldrich preschool reassured me that when the time came for grade school, he would be prepared.  Undoubtedly these teachers are pro’s and they clearly know what children need to succeed.  Through various forms of play, my children have been learning all those important items they need to know.  And the best part of all- they had a wonderful time along the way.  Some preschools like to extol sole academic learning in a traditional desk setting, but placing that stress on little minds and bodies that need to move and explore is not a good idea.

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Socialization, beginning literacy skills, number concepts, process skills, social diversity, gross motor skills, fine motors skills, music….the list goes on and on.  The curriculum at Aldrich Memorial Nursery School has been perfected to meet the needs of preschool age children.

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I’ve had the unfortunate experience of discovering not all preschools are created equal.  My oldest son (not pictured) attend a preschool in a different setting closer to where we live.  In short, he was bored.  The curriculum (or lack thereof) did not engage his natural curiosity.  Aldrich provides the perfect mix of learning with hands-on fun.

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My youngest son is in the 2 year old class and he thinks it is the best.  He loves going to school with his older brother and they find such joy in being reunited after their respective classes.  I can’t wait for him to continue his learning at Aldrich.

If you live in the Rochester area I highly encourage you to explore the possibility of sending your children to this quality preschool program.

Connect with Aldrich Memorial Nursery School online for more information regarding current class availability.

Aldrich Memorial Nursery School is a non-profit preschool in Rochester, Minnesota.



I have not been compensated for this post, all opinions expressed are my own.


  1. This sounds like a fantastic school and great beginning to your kids’ education!

  2. Carrie Phelps says

    It sounds like a great school. I’m a firm believer in preschool, one of my grandsons entered kindergarten this year and knew what they were going to be teaching him.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful school for the boy’s pictured here. What a couple of cuties.

  4. sounds like an awesome preschool

  5. Sounds like a great preschool

  6. Dorothy Teel says

    This preschhol sounds perfct for a new adventure in lie and learning process. If sonemone lives in Rochester would be great place to check out. Sound like they reallycarte and encourage childrens growth and indivuality…

  7. This seems like a good idea for children to be ready for real school to begin. Besides learning they also get socialization practice.

  8. Darlene Jones-Nelson says

    Sounds like a great place to have the kids get ready for the daily routines of a school.

  9. Karen Benson says

    Sounds like a good place for children to learn.

  10. I agree preschool should be hands on and learning through play, not academic. Thanks for sharing this!

  11. A great school is a wonderful place!

  12. Carmen Van Deursen says

    My sons preschool this year was play from September through December and then it changed to academics just like kindergarten. I was very surprised and my son wasn’t happy.

  13. Christy Anderson says

    Looks like a great preschool!

  14. What a wonderful school!

  15. Kelly Ann T. says

    One of the preschools in our area has a wonderful program that includes cooking lessons taught in Spanish. The difference in preschools is amazing, but the one I’m talking about is more than my college tuition a semester. Not all parents can afford the costs.

  16. jamie braun says

    i find that alot. kids getting bored in regular school. my oldest certainly did. this sounds like a great school!

  17. Amy Tolley says

    sound like a wonderful place to send your kids one you can feel very safe and proud of thanks for sharing…

  18. Kristin Bogle says

    This sounds like a wonderful environment with a good mix of play and learning.

  19. Nikki Strong says

    Sounds like they are doing a great job with the kids!

  20. It is really hard raising kids and one of those hard times is picking a school. It sounds like you found a really nice one. Thumbs up for you on mommy hood.

  21. education is so important, and getting children started off ‘on the right foot’ is essential. We are fortunate to have such a pre school in our area. Thank you. Vicki

  22. Tanya White says

    sounds like you pick a great school for your kids, I have a kindergartener and had to do the same for him.

  23. sounds like a great preschool. It’s hard to find a school that can find that fine balance between play and learning.

  24. cassandra says

    This sounds like a great school. I don’t have kids yet but once I am in the market for a house I know the first thing I am looking for is school systems! My mother had us kids in a fabulous highschool system and it really made all the difference.

  25. Sacha Schroeder says

    Looks like an amazing preschool. We live in a very small town and have trouble finding a good one!

  26. kathy pease says

    This looks like a great preschool for preparation for kindergaten 🙂

  27. John Hutchens says

    sounds like a wonderful preschool, which is so important to a love of learning

  28. Rebecca Dula says

    Sounds good.

  29. Debby Chandler says

    it sounds like a great preschool. Pretty soon I’ll have a grandson going!

  30. sounds like my grandson’s preschool in California….they have so many wonderful activities and such a learning experience for the kids

  31. Johnny Jenette Laub McGiffin says

    Looks like a great school, I’m jealous, we just moved and I can’t find a decent preschool. We’re currently doing home preschool until we can find something better.

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