The all-day preschool program offers full time care for children ages three to five years of age, year round. It is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Licensed early childhood teachers and assistant teachers provide a quality, caring, and creative environment for the growing needs of preschoolers.
All-day preschool is a mixed-age class with a developmentally appropriate style. Activities are offered daily to enhance fine motor, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development as well as prepare children for kindergarten.
Our half-day preschool program offers morning (9-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1-3:30 p.m.) classes for children ages three- to five-years of age.
Half-day preschool creates a positive group experience and prepares children for kindergarten. Three-year olds attend on Monday and Tuesday, while four- and five-year-olds attend on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Preschool follows the school district calendar and classes are held September through May. Children participate in structured and creative learning environments designed by a licensed early childhood teacher. Science, pre-reading skills, math, creative dramatics, art, cooking, and movement blend to make a total school readiness program.
Early childhood screening is a quick and simple check of how children are doing between the ages of three to four years of age. The screening identifies early-on any potential learning and/or health concerns so that children can get the help they need before starting school.
Early childhood screening is required by the State of Minnesota for entrance into kindergarten in a public school. Residents of the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District will be screened at the St. Anthony Community Center, located at 3301 Silver Lake Rd.
Help Me Grow's websiteHelp Me Grow provides resources for families of children birth to age five to understand developmental milestones and learn if there are concerns. This helps families take the lead in seeking additional support or referring their child for a comprehensive developmental screening or evaluation, at no cost.
Help Me Grow provides resources for families to understand developmental milestones and learn if there are concerns. This helps families take the lead in seeking additional support or referring their child for a comprehensive, confidential screening or evaluation at no cost.
Minnesota's Help Me Grow is an interagency initiative of the State of Minnesota Department of Education, Department of Health and Department of Human Services