Preschool Options

  • Preschool

    We want to let you know that we are keeping a close eye on budget talks at the state legislature and we’re hopeful that we will be able to expand our 4-year old preschool offerings. Once the budget has been signed by the Governor and Minnesota Department of Education has informed us of their results, we’ll work diligently to finalize our offerings and update this web page.

    In order to serve as many members of our community as possible, we are also in the process of exploring fee-based preschool offerings. This could be an alternative to families that do not receive a placement. We will be communicating more details early this summer regarding these possible additions.

    Please note, there will be no changes to the 3-year preschool offerings.

    Preschool Classes for 3-year olds and 4-year olds

    Our focus is to provide your child with high quality and engaging learning experience that will ignite a love of learning and prepare him or her for kindergarten. Our programs follow the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress and have been awarded a 4-Star Parent Aware rating.

    Priority for preschool classes is given to Richfield school district residents who meet the eligibility requirements set by the Minnesota Department of Education. All completed applications received will be processed on a first-come, first served basis and placed into classes as space permits, or onto the waiting list.

    Options for how to apply for the 2019-20 School Year:

    *Email Completed forms to OR deliver in person or by mail to the Central Education Center.


Parent & Child Classes Birth - 5yrs

  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a parent education program where parents and children attend class together and also separate for part of the time.  Have fun learning with other parents and discussing ages and stages of child development with licensed early childhood and parent education teachers. Payment is based on a sliding fee scale.  No families will be turned away due to inability to pay. Classes are held at the Central Education Center or at other locations in Richfield. 

    Family events and activities are also available as a fun and affordable way to explore and experience the community and meet other families.

    Class options can be found in the seasonal catalog mailed to all Richfield School District homes and online. 

    View Details and Register Online

     ECFE class


Early Childhood Screening

  • Richfield Early Childhood recommends that children be screened at age 3.

    Screening is free, it’s easy, and it’s good for your child!

    Early childhood screening helps you
    • Find out how your child is developing.
    • Connect with early childhood programs and services.
    • Answer your parenting questions.

    If you have a child age 3, 4 or 5 .... Make an appointment! 
    Call 612-243-3048 


    Click here to view our online screening information

Contact Info

  • Address:
    Early Learning Programs
    Central Education Center
    7145 Harriet Avenue S.
    Richfield, MN  55423

    Phone: 612-243-3007

    Fax: 612-243-3067