Preschool Options

  • Preschool

    Preschool Classes for 3-year olds: We provide a high quality experience that will introduce your child to school while igniting a love of learning. Choose from either 2-half days or 3-half days per week. All sessions are held at the Central Education Center. Children must be 3 years old by September 1st of the school year.

    Preschool classes for 4-year olds meet five days per week at the district elementary schools following the school calendar. Children must be 4 years old by September 1st of the school year. Our focus is to provide your child with high quality and engaging learning experience to prepare him or her for kindergarten. 

    In late May we received Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) funding from the Minnesota Legislature to support our 4-Year Old Preschool class sessions. This allowed us to adjust our 2019-2020 school year offerings from what was previously planned. Our team worked diligently to review all previous applications and assign each student's placement. Letters were mailed to enrolled families to confirm placements.

    Our programs follow the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress and have been awarded a 4-Star Parent Aware rating. 

    NEW APPLICATIONS are welcome for Preschool Programs on an ongoing basis and will be placed in class openings or on a wait list in the order received.

    Apply for PreSchool:

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

     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.



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