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Preschool 2024-25
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About Preschool 2024-25

In Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool children have the opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences that build a solid foundation for success in kindergarten and beyond. It is a place where children can become successful learners and play with a purpose!

Learning through play allows children to express their feelings, ideas, needs and wants while they work on developing their independence, imagination and creativity. Children are given opportunities to make decisions and problem solve independently and in groups.

Children are able to explore and experience activities that encourage the growth of these skill areas: Social and Emotional, Cognitive, Language and Literacy, Large and Small Motor Development, Math and Science, Art and Music. 

Teaching Staff: All Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool teachers hold a teaching license from the State of Minnesota. They use best practices to engage children in activities that provide a smooth transition to kindergarten. All staff participate in ongoing professional development and training.

Creative Curriculum: All of our classrooms use the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, which is a play-based curriculum that embeds content learning in all routines and activities. Children will participate in large and small group activities daily. Play time allows children to practice friendship and problem-solving skills while exploring centers and materials that promote skill development in all areas.

Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment: Throughout the school year, teachers will monitor children’s growth and development with an assessment tool called Teaching Strategies Gold. Teachers use this data to plan lessons that promote growth in all areas of development and learning for each child (student). Your child’s individual data will be shared with you during the spring parent/teacher meeting.

Parent Aware Rating: Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool holds a Four-Star Parent Aware Rating. This is the highest rating by Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System for child care and early education. Parent Aware star ratings help parents find programs that use research-based best practices that prepare children for school and life. 

Featured Courses

  • Preschool Information Night

    Choosing the right preschool for your child is important. We are excited to partner with you as you explore the Preschool options that Anoka-Hennepin Schools has to offer. You will have the opportunity to talk to our teaching staff about preschool, the curriculum, and their classrooms. You will learn more about the options available for your child to engage in a program that provides an environment for them to learn and grow in. There will also be time to ask questions about the registration process. The evening is an adult-only night and is open to all families with preschool-age children (age three or four by September 1, 2024). There is no cost to attend. Please register in advance so we can prepare materials for everyone. Schedule of events depending on which class you register for: 4:30-5 p.m. OR 6:30-7 p.m. - Preschool staff presentations 5-5:30 p.m. OR 7-7:30 p.m. - Classroom visits 5:30-6 p.m. OR 7:30-8 p.m. - Online registration Additional information about Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool programs can be found on our website - ahschools.us/preschool.