Welcome to preschool, the first step in your child’s educational journey in Spring Lake Park Schools. The goal of preschool is to ensure children enter school with the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in future learning. We will partner with you to create an experience that meets your child’s individual needs and interests.
Everything you need to know about Preschool can be found on this page. Scroll down to learn more or click on a topic below to jump to a particular section.
Preschool in Spring Lake Park Schools - video
Preschool Class Options
Frequently Asked Questions
Early Childhood Parent Handbook
Preschool in Spring Lake Park Schools
Preschool Class Options
Spring Lake Park Schools offers 3- and 4-year-old preschool programs that run from September through May. Read the descriptions of our four preschool formats below to see what program would work best for you and your family.
Preschool classes for the 2023-24 school year will be open online for registration on 3/1 at 8:30 a.m.
Please register earlier, classes do fill quickly.
- Preschool (half day)
- Spanish Immersion Preschool (half day)
- Free Preschool Classes
- Discovery Days Child Care (full day or partial day)
- Discovery Days Summer 2023
Preschool (half day)
Spanish Immersion Preschool (half day)
Free Preschool Classes
Discovery Days Child Care (full day or partial day)
Discovery Days Summer 2023
Registration for the 2023-24 school year will open online on 3/1 at 8:30 a.m.
Classes run September 2023-May 2024. Children must be at least 3 years old by September 1, 2023 in order to be eligible for 2023-2024 preschool.
All enrollments are placed on a “wait list” until all required documents and payment are verified by the office. If you would like more information about a preschool class, please call the Early Childhood Office at 763-600-5900. All registration is done through our website. For reduced tuition information click on the Sliding Fee Scale tab below.
Register your child for the 2023-2024 year here.
We are offering Preschool classes in each of the elementary schools (Centerview, Park Terrace, Northpoint, and Woodcrest Spanish Immersion). Click here to see what neighborhood school your child will attend.
If you are interested in reduced tuition, please refer to the Sliding Fee Scale tab to verify eligibility. You will need to refer to this chart when registering online and provide required documentation.
Answer online questionnaires as a part of the online registration process
The MN Department of Education requires additional family information. You will need to complete the questions while registering.
To complete preschool registration
Once you complete the online registration you will be put on a “Wait List” until we can determine your eligibility and have received the required documents:
- Your child's original certified Birth Certificate (with state seal) must be brought in person to the District Service Center (see below for the address).
The following documents must also be provided:
- Child's most recent Immunization records.
- Verification of address.
- Supporting documentation to match the financial qualifier chosen during registration if you are applying for free or reduced tuition.
Ways to provide documentation:
- Drop-off at the District Service Center (1415 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park) M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m
- Send via email: Earlychildhood@district16.org
- Send via fax to: 763-600-5913
If you are applying for the sliding fee, you must provide the supporting documentation to match the financial qualifier chosen during registration, you can do that in three ways:
All documentation must be turned in before your registration is approved and your child is confirmed in a class. You will receive a confirmation email once the enrollment has been processed.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need to pay when I register?
- How do I pay my tuition?
- Is reduced tuition available?
- How does the cancellation process work?
- What is the preschool curriculum?
- How do I manage my account?
- Can I get my child screened at SLP?
What do I need to pay when I register?
How do I pay my tuition?
Is reduced tuition available?
How does the cancellation process work?
What is the preschool curriculum?
How do I manage my account?
Can I get my child screened at SLP?
Early Childhood Handbook
Our goal in preschool is to ensure children enter school with the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful before they begin kindergarten and in all future learning. We will partner with you to create an experience that meets your child's individual needs and interests.
Reaching this goal requires a collaborative effort on the part of the students, teachers, administration, parents and community. We encourage you to review this handbook to find information about our policies and procedures.
- Locations and Addresses
- Contact Information
- Preschool Program Information
- Parent/Teacher Communication & Conferences
- Preschool Billing Information
- Birthday Celebrations
- Inclusive Policy
- School Closings
- Immunization Records
- Reporting Your Child Absent
- Sick Child
- Behavior Guidelines
- Arrival/Departure of Children
- Emergency Procedures
- Media Policy
Locations and Addresses
Preschool Program Information
Parent/Teacher Communication & Conferences
Preschool Billing Information
Reporting Your Child Absent
Arrival/Departure of Children
Our Early Childhood team is here to answer any of your questions. Contact us at 763-600-5900 or email@example.com
“So thankful for the
All Spanish Pre K program for my son. Keeping our native language is very valuable to us and we are thrilled to have this support. My son loves Maestra Elisa and I Love dropping him off knowing he will have a blast while learning many valuable life skills.”– Jose & Esmeralda Hernandez, parents