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Merry-Go-Round Preschool

We are a nine-month non-denominational, Christian, child-centered program for 3, 4, and 5 year-old children. Our goal is to provide the best possible environment in which children can grow socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. Children have opportunity to participate in both large and small group activities each day. There is ample free choice time as well as more structured activities. There is also time for a child to play or work independently if he or she desires. Emphasis is placed on self-esteem, eagerness to learn, cooperation, and love and respect for others.

Art (painting, clay, drawing, play-dough, collages, etc.), Music (songs, finger plays, rhythm instruments, music appreciation, dance, etc.), Science (earth, natural, life, cooking, etc.), Language Arts (Stories, dramatizations, flannel board, poetry, etc.), Spirituality (songs, stories, prayers) Reading and Math Readiness, Large and Small Muscle Development, Special Visitors, and Field Trips are all a part of the program. In addition, parents, friends, and relatives are strongly encouraged to share their talents and interests.

At Merry-Go-Round, the children are encouraged to explore the world around them and to develop healthy relationships with their peers and teachers at school. Our expectations for the children are realistic and the activities are developmentally appropriate. Childhood lasts for such a short time. Through a positive preschool experience, we hope to enhance this precious time in your child’s life.

Merry-Go-Round is licensed under Burleigh County Social Services. Our staff is trained and passionate about the growth and development of your children.

We have an “open door policy” and welcome you to stop by for a visit or for more information anytime during school hours!

We have a 2-day program that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:20am. The monthly cost for this program is $165.00 and is primarily for 3 year-olds and young 4 year-olds.

This program has a non-refundable registration fee of $90.00 and is limited to an enrollment of 24 or a ratio of 1:8.

We have 3-day programs that run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30-11:20am or 12:30-3:20pm. The monthly cost for this program is $185 and is primarily for 4 and 5 year-olds.

This program also has a non-refundable registration fee of $90.00 and is limited to an enrollment of 24 or a ratio of 1:12.

Our school-year calendar is similar to that of the Bismarck Public Schools.

For more information and details be sure to read our full Parent Handbook.