welcome to

mount olive christian Early childhood Center

As a ministry of Mount Olive Lutheran Church we strive to provide a Christ-centered environment for children to grow and learn through exploration and play. We want to prepare them to live as loving Christians in God's world.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14)

Our Teachers

Christy Heckmann

(Assistants: Monica Jasper-Neuville, Angie Hefner, Sue Tellgren)

3-4 year Classes

3-4 Math & Science are Fun Class

Judy Reynolds

(Assistants: Heather Squier, Angie Hefner)

4-5 year old Class

Parent & 2's

Young 3's

4-5 Books are Fun

Karen Wachholz

(Assistant: Tracy Colestock, Sue Tellgren)

4-5 year old Class

Winter Parent & 2's

Pam Schwandt

(Assistant: Jerusha Davis)

Junior Kindergarten

Is Your Child going on a Field Trip?

Check here for information on Field Trips for you child's class:

Christy Heckman

Judy Reynolds

Pam Schwandt

Karen Wachholz

Discovery Club

(Before & After School Care)

  • Discovery Club (Before and after school care) will be offered for Mount Olive students for the school year on days when school is in session.
  • In order to properly staff, we need to know what hours you will need for the month of September by AUGUST 1. Adjustments can be made later as you get closer to the month but we need as much information as soon as possible. 
  • Please use the calendar attached and mail to 700 Western St. Anoka, MN 55303, fax (763-576-9626) or email (Cari@mtolive-anoka.org)

- More Information -

 - Discovery Club sign up sheet for the month - 

what our parents have to say

"Thank you for continuing to develop the WHOLE CHILD at Mount Olive! As you know, we're a family very active in sports, but continue to encourage activities in song, theater, art etc. Your school goes above and beyond to build these experiences."

"This is our last child and our first year here at Mount Olive. I wish we had found you years earlier for our other children!"

"When you have teachers who have been here 14 years or more and they are still passionate about what they do - that says a lot about your program."

"This is our last year here as our youngest is going on to Kindergarten. Thank you for giving them all a great start on their journey in life."


Mount Olive Early Childhood Center has a 4 Star Parent Aware rating. By seeking a Parent Aware Rating, we're showing that we care enough about early learning to use the practices that best prepare your child for Kindergarten. That's an assurance that most other Minnesota childcare centers and Early Childhood programs can't give you. Check out parentaware.org/ for more information. With 90% of brain development happening by age 5, too many children are not getting prepared for Kindergarten. These early education best practices are critically important. Our teachers have 2 year, 4 year, and master level education in the Early Childhood field and are committed to ongoing education.