PreK 4 Programming

  • Columbia Heights Public Schools is pleased to offer FREE voluntary PreK programming to 4 year olds. This four-star Parent Aware program prepares children for success in school! Classes are taught by licensed, early childhood education teachers and administered by Columbia Heights Public Schools. PreK 4 curriculum is aligned with the Kindergarten curriculum and Minnesota Early Learning Standards. Bussing is provided for PreK 4 families in the Columbia Heights Public School District boundaries. Students enrolled in PreK 4 must go through Early Childhood Screening within 90 days of entering PreK. PreK 4 classes are located at Highland, North Park and Valley View Elementary Schools and the Family Center.

    Site Program Schedules (Monday through Friday)
    Family Center Morning: 7:55 to 10:25 a.m.  
    Afternoon: 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m
    Highland Elementary Morning: 7:55 to 10:25 a.m.  
    Afternoon: 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m
    Full-day: 7:55 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    North Park Elementary Full-day: 7:55 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    Valley View Elementary Morning: 7:55 to 10:25 a.m. 
    Afternoon: 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    Full-day: 7:55 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

    • Full-day PreK 4 at Highland is only available to residents who live in the Highland boundaries and qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch.
    • Full-day PreK 4 at North Park is only available to residents who live in the North Park boundaries and qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch.
    • Full-day PreK 4 at Valley View is only available to residents who live in the Valley View boundaries and qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch.
    • Full-day programming is not available at the Family Center.

    Need transportation? View the PreK 4 transportation form.
    Transportation is provided to students who live within the boundary of the school they are scheduled to attend.

    Space is limited.

    Columbia Heights Public Schools also offers early childhood programming for children birth to five years of age. For more information on Columbia Heights Public Schools Early Childhood programs, call 763-528-4517 or visit colheights.k12.mn.us/ec.

    To register for PreK 4, visit the Placement Center.

    Read the full press release.