Little Orchard Preschool

Little Orchard is our flagship preschool program, education with a child-centered approach. Little Orchard Preschool will foster your child’s socialization skills and emotional, physical, and intellectual development. 

We place an emphasis on language development, number sense, and creative expression. We facilitate learning through play-based interactions and hands-on projects to get your child ready for kindergarten. 

Our unique multi-age classroom is ideal for all learners, having the ability to individualize instruction and target growth for each child.

If you would like more information about the Little Orchard Preschool program and enrollment, please contact Kristy Hemphill at or (952) 953-2313.

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Meet the Teachers


Kristy Hemphill

Kristy has a BS in Elementary Education and 29 credits towards her Masters in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

She has been working with kids since 1994 and enjoys cooking and playing games with her family, which includes her son, daughter and two rescue Pomeranians: Moose and Tinkerbell. 

Kristy’s favorite part about working with kids is their honest, simplistic view of how the world works.


Kari Schultz

Kari has a BA in English and Environmental Studies from St. Cloud State University and has been working with kids since 1993. 

She enjoys writing, spending time in nature and creating different kinds of art. She has a son, daughter, and two rescue dogs: Truman and Wesley. 

Kari's favorite thing about working with kids is being silly with them and having a good excuse to act like a kid again.

Kathryn Bloms

Kathryn has been working with families for 10 years. She has one young daughter and a cat named Riddle.

Kathryn likes to paint and sew in her spare time.

Her favorite thing about working with kids is being able to explore imaginations.