Preschool for 4s
Our focus is to provide your 4 year old with a high quality and engaging learning experience that will ignite a love of learning and prepare him or her for kindergarten. Our programs follow the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress and have been awarded a 4-Star Parent Aware rating.
These classes meet five days per week at the district elementary schools. All options include large group instruction, small group instruction, free play time, snack time and outdoor/gym time. There are no tuition fees*, but we may ask you to apply for a scholarship that helps fund our program.
*A new half day class with extended hours is available for a fee at the Central site only "Preschool Plus" View details here.
Full day options include lunch which parents may choose to provide on their own or put money into their child’s school lunch account.
Transportation is available within the Richfield school district.
All students must be toilet trained by the first day of school.
2020-2021 school year
Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year begins December 11th. To create equitable opportunity, a lottery system will be used for the start of the 2020-2021 school year enrollment. Return all completed forms by January 24th, 2020 at 4 p.m. to be included in the lottery. Applications received after January 24th will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. NOTE: Preschool Plus is separate from the lottery process. Enrollment to Preschool Plus is first come, first served beginning December 11 with completed forms and paid deposit. View or apply for Preschool Plus here.
Priority for preschool classes is given to Richfield school district residents who meet eligibility requirements set by the Minnesota Department of Education.
2019-2020 school year
Applications for the current school year continue to be accepted and placed into classes as space permits. Waiting lists are maintained to fill openings which occur during the school year.