I feel my child is ready for Kindergarten; especially building confidence and social skills, a positive attitude towards learning and working with others.


Our preschool offers Art-Infused early childhood learning in a warm and nurturing environment that puts the needs of children first. Teachers and artists support early childhood development and prepare children for Kindergarten while encouraging the creativity and individuality of each child.

We use the Creative Curriculum method integrated with our own Artist of the Month Curriculum. Everything you need to know about our preschool can be found in the:

2019-20 Family Guide (pdf)



Our preschool program runs Monday through Friday 9:00am–12:30pm and/or 1:00pm–4:30pm, with additional extended care options. Children may join Urban Arts at 33 months of age and must be fully potty-trained. Choose from the following options:

  • 2 days-a-week: Tuesday and Thursday, AM or PM or full day

  • 3 days-a-week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, AM or PM or full day

  • 5 days-a-week: Monday through Friday, AM, PM or full day

  • Before Care: Monday through Friday, 7:30am–9:00am

  • After Care: Monday through Thursday 4:30pm–6:00 pm

Program Cost

2019-2020 Rates (pdf)

Morning Programming (9:00am-12:30pm)
Tuesday and Thursday: $350.00/month
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: $400.00/month
Monday through Friday: $600.00/month

Afternoon Programming (1:00pm-4:30pm)
Tuesday and Thursday: $350.00/month
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: $400.00/month
Monday through Friday: $600.00/month

Full Day Programming  (9:00am-4:30pm)
Tuesday and Thursday: $500.00/month
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: $620.00/month
Monday through Friday: $900.00/month

Before Care (7:30am-9:00am) or After Care (4:30pm-6:00pm)
(Before or After Care only):
1 Day: $40.00/month
2 Days: $80.00/month
3 Days: $110.00/month
4 Days: $150.00/month
5 Days: $175.00 *
* After Care is only offered Monday - Thursday

(Before and After Care):
1 Day: $65.00/month
2 Days: $130.00/month
3 Days: $190.00/month
4 Days: $255.00/month
5 days of Before Care and 4 days of After Care: $295/month
* After Care is only offered Monday - Thursday



Additional Fees:

Application Fee: $40/child
Half Day Drop-In: $30 as space permits
Full Day Drop-In : $50 as space permits
Before/After Care Drop-In: $15 as space permits



Multiple Child Discount: 10% off tuition of 2nd or 3rd child
Referral Bonus: $50 per referred family



Our Preschool is licensed by the Department of Human Services and has been awarded the highest possible rating (4 stars) through Parent Aware, ensuring quality programming and best practices for Kindergarten readiness.


Schedule Changes and Discontinuation of Care

As stated in the Family Guide, Urban Arts Academy requires a 30 day written notice for changes in schedule or a discontinuation of child care.


Scholarship Information

Families who need assistance with tuition have access to scholarships from Think Small and CCAP, the Child Care Assistance Program of Hennepin County. For more information, check out our Scholarship Info Sheet (pdf) , email info@urbanartsacademy.org or call 612-827-1641.


For more information about our Preschool Program please call 612-827-1641 or email



I liked the curriculum. I especially liked how representative it was of different styles of art and especially of the different genders, races, backgrounds etc of the artists.