Welcome to preschool, the first step in your child’s educational journey in Spring Lake Park Schools. The goal of preschool is to ensure that children enter school with the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in future learning. We’re excited to provide your child a place where they can meet and interact with other young children, feel comfortable away from their parents, learn new skills and activities, and have fun.

2015-16 Preschool Registration   I   Apply Here

Preschool Registration Packet 2014-15A brochure with class options, registration directions, and open house information was mailed to 2015-16 eligible preschool families at the beginning of February. You can view it online here as well as browse through the links to the left.

If you are ready to register click here and fill-out the application. 

Preschool classes will take place at:
Woodcrest Early Childhood Center, 880 Osborne Road NE, Fridley
Early Childhood Family Center, 7925 Able Street NE, Spring Lake Park

We look forward to meeting and working with you and your families soon! As always, feel free to call us with any questions at 763-600-5900.

If you are interested in preschool programs for the rest of the 2015-16 school year, please call the Early Childhood Office at 763-600-5900.

Early Childhood Screening & Census - Every Family Counts!

Screening is required for entrance to public school kindergarten. Learn more at Early Childhood Screening.

Please make sure that if you live within the boundaries of Spring Lake Park School District that all of your children (even babies, toddlers and preschoolers) are on the district's census. Simply call 763-600-5018 to register your family.

Preschool Fast Facts 

  • Preschool classes are held at our Early Childhood Center located at Woodcrest Elementary in Fridley
  • Licensed teachers, who have at least a four-year college degree, make learning fun through creative experiences that teach skills in math, science, literacy, social skills and the arts.
  • All District 16 Preschool classes use the Houghton-Mifflin Pre-K curriculum. This curriculum is aligned with the district's kindergarten goals.
  • Parent involvement is a part of the Preschool program. Research has shown that early childhood programs where parents and children work together are more effective than programs that only focus on the child.
  • Maximum class size in all classes - 20 children.
  • Class options: Two or three days-a-week classes are offered in the morning or afternoon, a four-afternoons-a-week class, dual Spanish Immersion  for 4 year olds. Learn more at Preschool Class Options.
  • We offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size for all Preschool classes.
  • All Preschool classes provide inclusion for children with special needs.
  • Children enrolled in classes must be between 3-5 years old, as of September 1