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Preschool 2023-24
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About Preschool 2023-24

Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool offers preschool classes, which prepare children for kindergarten. The preschool curriculum is closely aligned with the Anoka-Hennepin School District kindergarten curriculum, and licensed teachers monitor children's progress and development throughout the school year. Preschool classrooms are inclusive of children with a wide range of abilities. Teaching teams include both general ed and special ed teachers who will support and interact with all children. 

Children gain important skills and experiences:

  • Learning to follow routines and rules.
  • Learning to get along with other children.
  • Literacy, books, and writing.
  • Math and number sense, science, art, and music.

Classes are held from September to May/June at locations throughout the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Multiple class options with morning, afternoon, and evening class times are available.

Students participate in hands-on learning activities that are educational and fun, in a stimulating classroom environment that encourages learning through play and exploration.

Featured Courses

  • Option 1 - Four-year-old Preschool

    Option 1 - Four-year-old preschool Free, half-day (2.75 hours/day) Monday-Thursday preschool option with transportation included. NOTE: For registrations beginning September 2, 2023 Thank you for your interest in Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool program. Although registration started in March, there is still availability in some classes. Your registration will go to holding status until our staff can review the registration then scan our sites for availability. When a match to one of your preferred classes is found, you will be contacted so the registration can be completed and your child's start date can be confirmed. If no match is made, you will be contacted for another possible option. From September 2 to 17, registrations will not be processed while staff prepare for the start of the school year. Registrations will be processed in order of the date they were received beginning September 18 with the preschool start dates beginning the week of September 25. Option 1 is open to families who meet all three criteria: Are residents of the Anoka-Hennepin School District* with a child four years of age by September 1, 2023, Meet annual household income guidelines (listed below), AND Live or attend daycare in the following school attendance areas: Verify your school attendance area before continuing. * If you are not a resident of the Anoka Hennepin School District or if your elementary school is not included on the above list, you are not eligible to register for option 1 - review other Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool options. Income guidelines Proof of income* is required to complete the registration please submit this as soon as possible. This must be received within two weeks of registration. Without proof of income, your child will not be placed in a class. Households with more than ten family members may call the Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool office at 763-506-1500 for further guidance. Household members include all people living in the same household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends) who share income and expenses. *The following are examples of the required documentation accepted for proof of income (use either #1 or #2): #1 – Proof of participation in one or more of the following programs: Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Food Support (SNAP) – copy of acceptance letter Head Start Foster Care OR #2 – One of the following income verification methods for all members of the household who are working: Copy of 2022 Tax Return with the Adjusted Gross Income and number of dependants listed. Copy of 2022 W2 form for parents/guardians Student class placement Students will be placed in morning or afternoon classes based on school district bus routes. Families will be notified of the preschool class schedule before August 2023. Registrations are welcome throughout the year and will be placed as space is available until all classes are full. Class schedule Classes are held Monday-Thursday with both morning and afternoon sessions. Classes closely align with the Anoka-Hennepin School District calendar and run September 2023 through May 2024. Meals As part of the USDA Free and Reduced School Meals Program, children attending preschool in the morning will be served breakfast or a snack. Children attending preschool in the afternoon will be served lunch or a snack.