PreK 4 Programming

  • prek4PreK 4 is a FREE program that provides an engaging and educational environment to prepare your child for Kindergarten. PreK 4 curriculum and assessment is aligned with Kindergarten and the Minnesota Early Learning Standards. Classes are taught by licensed early childhood education teachers.

    Early Childhood Screening is required for all PreK 4 students. Transportation is provided for PreK 4 families who live within the District boundaries. Classes are held Monday-Friday at Highland Elementary, North Park School for Innovation and Valley View Elementary.




    7:55-10:25 a.m. 


    11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

    All Day*

    7:55 a.m.-2:15 p.m.


    Enroll Online or visit the Placement Center.
    *All-day PreK 4 at each school is only available to residents who live within their respective school boundaries.

    Our PreK 4 program provides an engaging learning environment with differentiated instruction to meet your child’s individual educational needs. A mix of child-directed and teacher-directed activities including: choice time to explore materials in the room, small group activities working on targeted skills, outdoor/gym time, and large group with stories, songs, and movement. Children are provided meals during their class time too. 

    The Creative Curriculum and GOLD assessment are utilized in PreK 4. The Creative Curriculum promotes the development of social emotional, cognitive, mathematics, language, literacy, fine/gross motor skills, and more. The GOLD assessment tool is an authentic and comprehensive tool aligned with state and national standards and is tailored to monitor the growth of all learners.  

    Families play an important role in their child's preschool experience. The home to school connection is vital and two-way communication is a priority of our licensed educators. Teachers and families connect via phone, Seesaw, email, and meetings/conferences. Families are provided with information about their child's development and ways to support children's learning at home too.