Early Learning Programs (Preschool)

  • Why Choose St. Louis Park Early Learning Programs?

    • Professional, highly qualified, nurturing educators
    • All classes have received the highest Parent Aware rating offered through the Minnesota Department of Education
    • Part-day and Full-day options
    • Proven effective kindergarten readiness curriculum provides instruction through play in all learning domains; social emotional development, science, social studies, fine arts, music, physical development, spoken language, and vocabulary, emergent reading, emergent writing and mathematics
    • Diverse community of learners, inclusive classrooms
    • Aligned with St. Louis Park Public Schools kindergarten program to ensure a smooth transition to elementary school

    For Part-day Preschool Options:

    For Full-day Preschool Options:

    Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

    Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) offers classes for children ages birth through five and their parents or caregivers. Adults and children enjoy play and learning activities together under the guidance of a licensed early childhood teacher. For part of the class, parents participate in a discussion group led by a licensed parent educator. Families typically attend one day per week; daytime, evening and Saturday classes are available.

    Questions about ECFE? Call Marjean Altemeier at 952-928-6763 or e-mail her at altemeier.marjean@slpschools.org.

    Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

    ECSE serves young children with identified special needs and their families. For children age birth through two ECSE staff partners with parents/caregivers and provides services in their home, childcare or Early Childhood Classroom. Children age three through five receive services within an inclusive Early Learning classroom where they learn alongside their typically developing peers. Many of these classrooms are co-taught by Early Learning and ECSE educators.