About Us

Wooddale Community Nursery School offers a multi-aged program for up to 36 preschool children between the ages of 3 and 5 years in two sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The morning session runs from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session runs from 12:30-3:00 p.m.

The children are taught and supervised at all times by a staff of four professional, caring, educated and creative teachers who seek to understand and respond to each child's unique characteristics and needs.

Wooddale Community Nursery School was established in 2005. Our staff has over 60 years of combined experience teaching young children. We are located in the Wooddale Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park and operate as an independent non-profit organization with no religious affiliation.

Our philosophy is simple: Provide children with a safe, loving and creative environment in which to learn and grow.

Registration for the following school year begins in December. For more information email or call 952-926-2123. Please click the link below to download and view the PDF file application.
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Karen Heuiser

Karen started teaching preschool in 2015. She has a BA in English and Biology from Luther College in Decorah, IA. She has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor and has volunteered in many capacities with children and young people as a classroom volunteer, basketball coach and Sunday school teacher.

Karen and her husband Jeff have lived in St. Louis Park for ten years and have two daughters who are graduates of Wooddale Community Nursey School and currently attend Park Spanish Immersion school in St. Louis Park.


Virginia Kearney

Virginia Kearney has been teaching preschool since 1995. Her educational background is in the arts, with a BA in Humanities from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Virginia managed a children's clothing manufacturing business for seven years before having her family. She lives in Edina with her husband Bob. They have three young adult children.


Sue Reid

Sue Reid has been teaching preschool since 2000. She has a BA in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Sue was a music therapist at LW Fraser School in Richfield for seven years before having children. She lives in Hopkins with her husband Jim. They have three young adult children.


Sylvia Timian

Sylvia Timian has been teaching preschool since 2001. She has an MA in Library Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Sylvia worked as a librarian and editor for seven years before having her children and then did freelance editing for 15 years while home with her children. She and her husband Jerry live in St. Louis Park. They have two adult children.

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