Early Learning Now Open!
The Wayzata Early Learning School
is now open at the intersection of County Roads 101 and 6
. This marks the first time that all of our programs and services for our youngest learners (birth to kindergarten) and their families are together in one building, making it easier for families to access the full spectrum of early learning opportunities and making it easier for staff to collaborate. In addition, it is also home to Wayzata's Welcome Center, where new families enroll their children and get to know our school district. This is where school begins.
To celebrate this milestone, the Wayzata Early Learning School hosted an open house on Wednesday, February 24 at the new school, giving students a preview of their new space and allowing parents and community members to visit, explore and delight in all that our new school has to offer including the classrooms, the motor rooms, the playground and more.
What Programs are at the Wayzata Early Learning School?
The Wayzata Early Learning School will be home to these programs and services.
- Wayzata Public Schools Welcome Center
- Wayzata Early Childhood Screening
- Wayzata Early Childhood Family Education
- Wayzata Early Childhood Special Education
- Wayzata Early Learning Preschool Options
- Wayzata Peppermint Fence Preschool
- Wayzata Home Base – Bright Start Child Care
Note: Wayzata Early Learning School refers to the building where the early learning programs are housed. Wayzata Early Learning or Early Learning is used when referring to the group of programs that serves our district's early learners. The name Wayzata Family Learning Center is no longer used.
Name and Logo story
The name: Participation in early learning programs and services provides a critical foundation for student success in the K-12 years. Referring to the site where Wayzata's Early Learning programs and services are offered as a school, demonstrates that the district values the learning that occurs during this segment of time (birth up to kindergarten), just as it values the learning that occurs in our elementary, middle and high schools.
The sprout: The imagery of a sprout symbolizes young new growth and represents the infants, toddlers and preschoolers. When well-nourished, sprouts, like children, grow, develop and thrive. This simple, whimsical, storybook style image appears eager, as if it is about to burst with new growth. The arc of the sprout mimics the arc of the district logo's embracing laurel wreath, symbolic of growth, inclusivity and achievement.
The color green: Green is used not only to emphasize the growth and vitality associated with the sprout, but also to emphasize the word "early," which is so important when thinking about a child's education. It helps communicate the importance of early screening, early diagnosis, early intervention, early treatment and early education. It's all about getting started early!
The fonts: "Wayzata" and "School" are in the district's typeface and blue color, clearly signaling that this new school is part of Wayzata Public Schools, sharing its standards of innovation and academic excellence. "Early Learning" is in a rounded san serif lower case font, evoking friendly, simple, childlike letter forms.