District 197 Early Learning Program

Update For Families Regarding COVID-19
Please visit the ISD 197 home page for the latest information regarding COVID-19

The Early Learning Program of the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools offers a variety of programming for families prenatal to kindergarten age living in the district community.

News & Events

Please see below for important registration information.  

The Benefits of Minnesota ECFE

Community Preschool
Please see the brochure posted below for the 2020-2021 school year Community Preschool registration information. Registration is ongoing until classes are filled. 

The Way to Grow brochure for the Early Learning Fall 2020 semester will be available here and mailed to homes in August. Registration begins in mid-August. 



Click here to register!

Registration for Fall 2020
begins August 27. 


Registration Information

Financial Assistance
Information Guide: Click Here

If you believe you may qualify for assistance, please Click Here for an application or call 651-403-8390.

Email completed applications to or fax to 651-403-8310. 

A Rating Tool for Selecting High Quality
Child Care and Early Education

Community Preschool is a 4 star Parent Aware rated program