Pre-K is an exciting time for children as they work to develop abilities and independence that will help prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond.
The Pre-K program is for four-year-old's one year prior to starting kindergarten. Children must be age four on or before Sept. 1. The program is located at most elementary school sites and offers programming five days per week with morning and afternoon half-day options. Parents are responsible for their child's transportation to and from school.
Pre-K is offered at the following schools:
- Armstrong Elementary
- Bailey Elementary
- Cottage Grove Elementary
- Crestview Elementary
- Hillside Elementary
- Liberty Ridge Site II (11283 Eagle View Blvd., Suite 102
Woodbury, MN 55129)
- Newport Elementary*
- Pullman Elementary
- Royal Oaks Elementary
- Valley Crossing Elementary
- Woodbury Elementary
*Newport Pre-Kindergarten is available only to Newport school boundary residents based on school specific state funding. All other school sites are available to residents and non-residents based on availability.
Program sites and availability are subject to change. There is an $85 application fee due at the time of enrollment.
If you are interested in two or three day options, check out our Multi-age preschool schedule with classes at various times and days at these locations:
- Liberty Ridge Site II
- Valley Crossing Elementary
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Along with the joy of becoming a parent comes a lot of questions about raising a child. It can be hard to find answers and information. Our Early Learning blog can provide the information you seek. Written by one of our own ECFE Licensed Parent Educators, each blog offers insight into child development, parenting strategies, and other important topics that can support parents during their parenting journey. View our extensive blog library of topics as well as our most recent post below:
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