Lake Minnetonka Shores


Koala Bear Child Care

community partnership with presbyterian homes

Koala Bear Child Care & Preschool

Ages 6 weeks through 5 years.
Open Monday through Friday
7:00am – 5:30pm year round

Contact us: 952-471-5050 

Our Mission

To honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of the children in our care.

Our Vision

To provide quality care and early childhood education in a safe and nurturing environment.

Intergenerational Philosophy

We offer a unique program that brings multiple generations together in a stimulating co-learning environment.  As children and older adults play games, sing songs, share memories, and create and play together, an amazing bond is formed and leaves lasting memories.

Play Based Philosophy – Playing to Learn/Learning to Play

Koala Bear Child Care’s philosophy is learning through play and exploration.  High quality early childhood programs teach children to think creatively so they may succeed in a complex and ever-changing world. Purposeful play is developmentally appropriate and a significant element of any early childhood program.   The following emphasizes the importance of play in a child’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

Play is a way of learning for children. During a typical day, there will be structured and unstructured periods, enabling children to learn through play at their own rate.

How to Enroll (join our waitlist)

Our History

Koala Bear Child Care has been caring for children since 1988. Through the years we have enhanced the value of our intergenerational program for children, residents, and staff.
Koala Bear Child Care is licensed by the State of Minnesota Human Services Department. We meet and strive to exceed the standards set by the Division of Licensing.

Our Staff

The Koala Bear Day Care Staff are employed by Lake Minnetonka Shores and are valued members of the community team. Each staff person is educated, experienced and skilled to work with children as well as relate to people of all ages. All teachers are background checked, trained in CPR, first aid, and receive in-service training in early childhood education and other relevant subjects throughout the year.


  • Intergenerational activities
  • Social, intellectual, physical, emotional & spiritual development
  • Fenced outdoor playgrounds
  • Nutritious breakfast
  • Hot lunch
  • MN state licensed
  • Full time care staff longevity
  • Monthly health & safety reviews
  • Full-time enrollment

Interested in joining our team of teachers?