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Family Literacy Academy

Preschool Options For Low-Income Families and English Language Learners 

The years before a child reaches kindergarten are among the most critical in his or her life to influence learning. Research also indicates that parent involvement is a key factor in student success. Our Family Literacy Academy programs develop early literacy skills and offer adult education for low-income families and parents who are just learning English.

4 Year Old Preschool

  • A half-day preschool program
  • 4 Year Old Preschool-Family Literacy Academy is an early literacy preschool program serving 4 year-old children living in Bloomington or Richfield.
  • Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • 4 Year Old Preschool-Family Literacy Academy serves children who are English language learners and/or are from low income families.
  • The focus is to get children ready for kindergarten and beyond.
  • Language and literacy skills are encouraged through the use of deliberate, intentional instruction.
  • Children attend Preschool five one-half days a week in either the morning or afternoon in Bloomington.
  • Parents participate in activities that help them learn how to support their children's education.

Family Literacy Academy

  • A family learning program
  • Free adult education classes, basic skills or English classes.
  • Free education and childcare for children from birth to kindergarten.
  • Transportation is available for a small fee.
  • You can enroll in Family Literacy Academy if: you live in Bloomington or Richfield, have a child younger than 5 years, you meet income guidelines.
  • Family Literacy Academy is a joint program of Bloomington-Richfield Early Learning Center, Bloomington Public Health, and South Hennepin Adult Programs in Education (SHAPE).

4 Year Old Preschool Contact
English: 952-681-6212
En Espanol: 952-681-6219

Family Literacy Academy Contact
English: 952-681-6226
En Espanol: 952-681-6217
Both programs are located at:
Pond Early Learning Center
9600 3rd Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55420