Welcome to District 197 Community Preschool!

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year for children ages 3 and 4 by September 1, 2020, begins February 7. See below for more information.

District 197 Preschool programs provide a bridge to school through half and full-day classes that offer rich learning experiences in well-equipped classrooms. All of our caring staff are trained in Early Childhood Education.

Our programs lay the foundation for future school success by encouraging:
• Personal, social and physical development
• Language development
• Pre-reading skills 
• Pre-writing skills 
• Mathematical and scientific thinking (including math curriculum used with the children in the District from age 3 through grade 5)
• Enthusiasm for social studies, music and art

2020-2021 Brochure


Preschool Options for 2020-2021

Ages 3 and up by Sept. 1, 2020
   • Community Preschool - ThreeSchool
     (The Early Learning Center in West St. Paul         and Pilot Knob school in Eagan)
Ages 4 and up by Sept. 1, 2020
   • Community Preschool - PreKindergarten
     (The Early Learning Center in West St. Paul,        and Pilot Knob school in Eagan)

Extended Day before and after school 
   • Available to children attending a preschool         class at the Early Learning Center.
     Additional fees apply. 


Preschool Scholarships and Assistance*

School Readiness is a program partially funded by the State of Minnesota, and families must meet eligibility guidelines and provide proof of income to qualify for scholarships. Openings in the program are limited. *Transportation is limited based on eligibility and is not guaranteed. 
School Readiness eligibility requirements: Click Here

If you believe you may qualify for assistance, please click Here for an application or call 651-403-8390.
For questions, please contact Aleshia at 651-403-8353 or .