Shaun and Sara Brentrup, opened Children's Garden Preschool in 2005. Shaun has Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education and Physical Education. Sara has Associate of the Arts and Bachelor of the Arts degrees in Early Childhood Education. Both teachers are certified in infant/child CPR and First Aid. The Brentrup's are experienced curriculum writers and preschool developers.

Shaun and Sara are the only staff at Children's Garden Preschool. There are approved back-up staff that could be brought in if there was ever a need for Sara or Shaun to be out of the classroom. Occasionally there are college students and practicum teachers that may join our classes for a day or for a few weeks.

To keep up with the latest trends and research in Early Childhood Education, the teachers are members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and attend the NAEYC Early Childhood Conference each year for continuing education. 

Sara and Shaun have 5 children, ages 5 - 13. They enjoy visiting the mountains and the ocean, going to museums and festivals, and listening to music. 

Contact Us

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We rent two classrooms in the northwest corner of Zion church at the south end of Hiawatha Street. We are located near Washington Elementary School.

Zion Lutheran Church website

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Children's Garden Preschool, inside Zion Church

1800 Hiawatha Street, Minot, ND 58701, US

Additional Information


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Curious about our activities? Check out our Instagram feed for fun pictures of our everyday activities!

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We use this free communication tool in addition to our monthly calendar and newsletter to keep you updated on classroom events and activities. You will be able to use Remind to text your child’s teacher privately and also receive updates on classroom happenings.


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Our school is licensed through Ward County Social Service under the Department of Human Services. To find out more about licensed child care in North Dakota, please click the link below.

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