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Preschool

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Our preschool programs provide outstanding opportunities for three and four year old children of all skills and abilities, and assure that students make a smooth transition into kindergarten. 

There is still availability in some of our preschool classrooms for Fall 2019! Please Register online or call 651.351.4000 for more information.  
                                                                                       
Important information for 4yr old preschool families about the upcoming school year.
 
*Please remember, Early Childhood Screening is a requirement for entry into all of our preschools. Make an appointment. If your child has a summer birthday and will not yet be three before the end of this school year, there will be opportunities to screen just prior to the first day of preschool. Call 651.351.4022 with any questions. 
 
Our early childhood preschool program brings preschool age children together with the goal of offering engaging, nurturing and creative learning opportunities in a safe and enriched classroom. Many of our preschool classes are integrated and in all classes, children explore, create and learn.
 
In our Four Star Parent Aware Rated preschool program, licensed teachers provide experiences that develop the skills children need to be successful in school. Our language arts and math lessons are aligned with the district's kindergarten curriculum so our preschoolers will be well prepared. 
 
Parent involvement is a key element of children's success in school and is a requirement of all of our district preschool classes. Preschool parents choose from a variety of parent involvement options offered by our licensed parent educators throughout the school year. 
 
Preschool Locations:
 
Busing
Where space permits, transportation to and from our full-day preschool classes may be available if you live in the attendance area of the elementary school. No mid-day busing is available. Transportation is not available for preschool classes held at the Early Childhood Family Center. 
 
Financial Assistance
If you are unable to afford our rates, please contact us. Limited scholarships are available for MN residents who are not yet 5 as of Sept. 1, 2019. Depending on your family income, you may be eligible for discounted or free services. Please call the Early Childhood Family Center at 651.351.4000 if you would like more information about preschool tuition assistance. 
 
Adventure Club Childcare
Before and after preschool childcare options are available at all sites. Click here for more information.

Preschool Registration Information

Create a FeePay™ Account: Please complete the following steps. 

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Preschool Child Care -- Adventure Club

Care is available any day preschool classes are held. Optional full-day care is available when school is not in session.

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