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Family Center preschools prepare your child for success in kindergarten and beyond!

FALL 2014 PRESCHOOL BEGINS JANUARY 17, 2014. For information and registration for current year, please call 952-681-6221.

Our goal is for children to develop positive self images as well as academic skills so they will have the knowledge and the confidence to succeed in school. Our highly qualified and experienced teachers hold four-year degrees and are licensed by the state. To best meet developing individual and class needs, staff track children’s progress to plan instruction throughout the year.

Curriculum is research based, developmentally appropriate and in alignment with the school district’s goals and Minnesota state standards. A variety of fun and meaningful hands-on learning experiences promote skill development in all areas needed for kindergarten. Through meaningful parent involvement, education, and communication, parents become partners with the school to support their children’s learning. As part of the school district, close links to elementary schools make for a smooth transition to kindergarten. School district resources, including specialists, facilities, and programs, support and enhance learning and development.

Preschool Options:

Preschools for Three-Year-Olds

Children must be 3 years by September 1

Bright Beginnings

A two-day-a-week preschool for three- and four-year-olds with monthly parent involvement requirements. In some classes, typically developing children have the opportunity to learn and play with their peers who have special needs. These blended classes are offered in collaboration with Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).

Preschools for Four-Year-Olds

Children must be 4 years by September 1

Kids Count!

A two- or three-day-a-week preschool for four- and five-year-olds with monthly parent involvement requirements. Typically developing children and children with special needs play and learn together in this class; these blended classes are offered in collaboration with Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). The Kids Count! program emphasizes preparing children to be ready for kindergarten.


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Class Locations:

Pond Center

9600 3rd Ave. S.

, MN 55420
Southwood Center

4901 W. 112th St.

, MN 55437
Central School

7145 Harriet Ave. S.
Richfield, MN 55423


Phone: 952-681-6221