Programs for 3-year-olds

Preschool for Threes (fee-based; Arbor View, Cedar Island, Willow Lane)

Preschool for Threes with Parent Connection (fee-based; parents attend one day/week; Arbor View, Willow Lane)

Programs for 4- and 5-year-olds

Half-Day, Every Day Pre-Kindergarten (tuition-free; Birch Grove; Crest View, Edinbrook, Fair Oaks, Garden City, Palmer Lake, Park Brook, Zanewood)

  • Curriculum prepares your child for kindergarten
  • Personal attention from highly trained and caring staff; small class sizes led by a licensed teacher and a paraprofessional
  • Free transportation within district transportation guidelines
  • Children must be at least 4-years-old by September 1 to enroll
  • State and federal funds support program at designated schools
  • Info: 763-585-7350
  • Applications for 2019-2020 school year now being accepted
  • Enrollment Applications
  • Free Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten brochure  (Español  |  Lus Hmoob  |  Soomaali  |  Tiếng Việt)

Pre-Kindergarten for Fours and Fives (fee-based; Cedar Island, Elm Creek, Fernbrook, Oak View, Rice Lake, Woodland) 

Pre-Kindergarten for 3 to 5 years old with Parent Connection (parents attend one day/week; fee-based; Arbor View)

Four Star Express (child care plus pre-kindergarten; fee-based; Basswood, Cedar Island, Fernbrook, Rice Lake, Rush Creek, Weaver Lake, Woodland)

  • Monday through Friday, with students arriving as early as 6:30 a.m. and leaving as late as 6:00 p.m.; it’s also open most non-school days.
  • Integrates children into the school setting for parts of each day, providing opportunities to develop readiness for kindergarten, in addition to offering outstanding and secure child care.
  • Info: 763-585-7281
  • Four Star Express Program
  • Online Registration