Early Childhood

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Fall 2020 Programming UpdatePreschool: We are currently planning to offer in-person preschool programming at the beginning of the year. We will be prepared to move into different learning models throughout the program year, including going to an online, distance learning format as needed. If you are currently registered for a class this fall and your plans have changed please let us know at 763-600-5900.

Early Childhood Family Education: Family input will guide design of programming for the fall and throughout 2020-21. We are engaging with our Early Childhood Family Education families to understand interest in coming on site and/or connecting in other ways to support families and children's development.

The five short years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid growth and learning. In Spring Lake Park Schools, early childhood families have the opportunity to grow and learn together in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment that stimulates learning, exploration and play. Children are free to explore individual interests while learning the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in school. Early Childhood can help prepare your child for academic achievement and lifelong success.

Research has shown that the first years of life provide critical windows of opportunity for learning. Which is why all of our Early Childhood classes are taught by qualified professionals who have at least a four-year college degree and hold a teaching license from the Minnesota Department of Education.

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education offers classes, events and programs are designed to give parents information, ideas and skills to support their child’s rapid growth and development from birth to kindergarten.

Early Childhood Family Education

From the moment a child is born to the time she or he is ready for kindergarten, ECFE offers a variety of classes, events and programs to families.

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Preschool prepares children for kindergarten by incorporating literacy, math, science, social studies, art, social/emotional development and physical development into its curriculum.

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Discovery Days Child Care

Discovery Days offers kindergarten readiness for your child and child care while you work.

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Early Childhood Screening

Minnesota law requires that your child must be screened for enrollment in a public school. This service is offered at NO cost to all families who live in Spring Lake Park Schools.

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SLP Early Childhood Programs are Parent Aware

Spring Lake Park Schools Early Childhood, Discovery Days and Preschool programs received the highest possible rating - four out of four stars - from "Parent Aware," an organization which measures best practices identified by research that help children succeed. 

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