There is no price I can put on the education and care my daughter has received from Maple Tree. As a Teacher myself, I know she is beyond ready for Kindergarten! I feel so thankful for the love they showed her daily when it is always hard leaving your baby in someone else's care. If Cottage Grove (where we live) began offering free Pre-K, I will still choose to send my younger daughter to Maple Tree. They are truly the best of the best.

~ Kathleen (SSP Secondary Teacher)


Working in the field of education (and at an elementary school), it was important to find a program that provided and focused on school readiness as well as fostering creativity, kindness and social/emotional learning. Choosing a preschool for our twins was very important to our family. We needed a place with caring and involved staff, structure and routine, academics and playtime. After looking at a few larger centers in Woodbury, and then touring and meeting with Maple Tree Day School, we felt it was the best fit both socially and academically. They are excited to go to “school” every day and have had wonderful, supportive and encouraging teachers. They have made strong friendships and our family has also made strong connections with other families. Maple Tree Day School has a sense of community and our children feel like they belong. The transition to kindergarten means we have to say goodbye to Maple Tree Day School, but knowing they are prepared and kindergarten ready, makes the transition easier on everyone. We can’t recommend Maple Tree enough and I am constantly encouraging my co-workers to send their children to Maple Tree as I know they will be in the best care.

~ Ashley (School Psychologist/Behavior Specialist Kaposia Education Center SSP)


Finding Maple Tree was such a blessing for us! From the beginning, I have felt that our son has been learning and growing, but more important to us, we have felt that his personality and needs have been respected and appreciated every step of the way. Not only that, but I have seen them trying new things, being creative, and constantly trying to improve their teaching and their work with families. I am a teacher here in South Saint Paul, and I have so much comfort in knowing that my son (and now my daughter too) will be ready for kindergarten academically, socially and emotionally thanks to the enthusiasm and care that Maple Tree has put into their work with my children. I am so happy that I had the chance to invest in my children’s futures by sending them to Maple Tree, and I can’t recommend them highly enough!

~ Allison (Inclusion Specialist SSP Public Schools)


As an educator, I am extremely picky when it comes to preschool for my kids. At Maple Tree Day School, kids from toddlers to Pre-K flourish with the combination of compassionate teachers, structured learning and lots of fun! Going to work is so much easier knowing that both of my little ones look forward to school each day. The option to take the summer off is just icing on the cake. Thanks MTDS!

~ Jen (Teacher in Inver Grove Heights)


Our children thrived, and Maple Tree provided our kids with a fun early educational experience. As new parents it is comforting knowing everything is in place at Maple Tree to give them an optimal learning experience. We look back fondly at the first few years at “mapool twee” as Josephine used to say. They really do a wonderful job with families.

~ James P. Francis (SSP Mayor)


We had our daughter's first conference at Kindergarten this past week. Her teacher asked us where she went to preschool, saying she can always tell which children have been at a high quality preschool. She cannot believe her ability to complete multiple step tasks amongst the distractions in the room and a multitude of other examples; she was more than ready to begin Kindergarten. Thank you for all you do every day. It really does make a difference long after the kids leave Maple Tree.

~ Nichole (Parent) Woodbury, MN


I am beyond grateful of the teachers at Maple Tree! We had my daughter’s early childhood screening tonight. Right away the instructor commented on how the kids that attend Maple Tree always do very well. My daughter scored an almost perfect score and it put her in the top 5% of kids her age. Maple Tree teachers are the bestow the best. Plus, my daughter has so much FUN everyday! I would highly recommend this school!

~ Katie (Parent) SSP


My son has not only learned so much, he is always greeted by all the Teachers and has fun everyday. He loves Maple Tree and I love it even more!! I’m glad we chose this preschool because he is ready for Kindergarten and he is only 4!!

~ Katelyn (Parent) SSP


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1001 Marie Avenue, South St. Paul, MN 55075
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