Sleepy Tigers Chinese Immersion Learning Center 小睡虎中文幼儿园

Hello! We offer year round Chinese immersion preschool and pre-k program for children age 33 month to 6 years old who are fully potty trained.  After school care and summer school for K-5 school age children.

Our Chinese Immersion offers the children Mandarin Chinese 80% of the time, and 20% of English.

Why Learn Chinese?

Sleepy Tigers Chinese Immersion Learning Center daily lesson plan is based on meaningful research and studies, and faculty play a major role in developing these plans using cross-curricular, hands on, project- based learning models within the context of weekly thematic units. We use High Scope Preschool curriculum, developed and teach content-based Mandarin immersion curriculum in core subject areas.

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Brain Development

Strengthens early brain development

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Thinking outside of the box

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Flexible Mind

Promotes cognitive flexibility

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Problem Solving

Improves creativity and problem-solving

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Connects children with different culture

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Helps children widen their world view


We adopt the Finland Early Childhood Education approach, one of the top education systems in the world.

We focus on promoting personal well-being, helping children discover their love of learning while developing the values and social skills required to excel throughout life. 

We continuously monitor three key aspects of quality:

  1. Service quality

  2. Staff quality and performance

  3. Child development and outcomes.


Core Values

Our program is oriented around the following core values:





  • FUN.



Hear what the parents have to say.

You have such enthusiasm and patience with the kids

Juliet, thank you for being such a fantastic director for Sleepy Tigers. My children have had such traffic experiences these past few years. You have such enthusiasm and patience with the kids, even through all the challenges of the past year. We are so grateful for all your time and guidance. We'll miss Sleepy Tigers as the kids go off the Kindergarten this fall!

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Brian, Father of 2

From the first moment, We knew we were in the right place

It is so hard to think that we will not be at Sleepy Tigers everyday after my child going to Kindergarten. We cannot thank you enough for all you and the teachers do. From the first moment we started, we knew we were in the right place. You have a gift and it shows in the amazing school and staff that you have. We will miss seeing you everyday!

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Lauren, Mother of 2

Appreciate all of your patience

I just wanted to tell you all THANK YOU for doing such a wonderful job with my daughter. We know she is a unique child and we really appreciate all of your patience with her. You all do an amazing job handling and cherishing her spirit. I am so glad we chose Sleepy Tigers for her.

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Melanie, Mother of 2

Outstanding preschool

Outstanding. We have tried/visited or interviewed at quite a number of the high end day cares in Minnetonka, Eden Prairie and Wayzata. Without question this is the best of the lot. Our two kids love it here!

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Al, Father of 2

Sleepy Tigers

16023 Minnetonka Blvd
Office: +1 612.888.0019 
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Enrollment: +1 612.986.6010