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Preschool at Richfield Public Schools

We are committed to preparing your child for success by supporting their intellectual, emotional and social development needs in a positive and nurturing environment. We provide a play-based developmentally appropriate curriculum, and our programs are Four-Star Parent Aware rated.

At Richfield Public Schools, we offer preschool programs for children 3 and 4 years old. Additionally, our free prekindergarten program is for children who are 4 years old. Priority is given to Richfield school district residents who meet eligibility requirements set by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Special Programs

  • Richfield Dual Language School: Spanish immersion
  • Richfield STEM School: Science, technology, engineering and math enrichment
  • New at the Central Education Center: Spanish enrichment classes
    • These classes will provide a basic introduction to Spanish
    • Taught by a bilingual teacher
    • Morning and afternoon mixed-age classes on offer

Join us for preschool!

Register for 2022-23

We are now accepting applications for our preschool and prekindergarten programs for the 2022-23 school year. Explore the rest of this page, as well as our Early Learning site to learn more about what we offer. When you're ready to enroll, register online or fill out the Richfield Early Learning Programs Application (English) (Spanish) and send your completed packet to earlylearning@rpsmn.org. Applications will be processed in the order received. Placement notifications will be mailed out in February 2022.

Register for 2021-22

New students are welcome to preschool as space permits. Contact us at earlylearning@rpsmn.org or by calling 612-243-3007. You can also visit the online registration page to view openings or begin enrollment.

Register with Paper Forms

Registration can be completed by filling out the 2022-23 Richfield Early Learning Programs Application (English) (Spanish). Enrollment packets are also available at any of our elementary schools, or at the Central Education Center (7145 Harriet Avenue South). You can also request an enrollment packet be mailed to you by calling or emailing us. 

Forms may be returned in the following ways:

  • Email to earlylearning@rpsmn.org
  • Fax to 612-243-3067
  • In person at the Central Education Center (7145 Harriet Ave S)

Early Learning Handbook (English) (Spanish)

NOTE: Applications will not be processed until we receive all completed information. A copy of your child’s immunizations, birth certificate and early childhood screening will be required before starting school.

Contact

Early Childhood Programs

Central Education Center
7145 Harriet Avenue S.
Richfield, MN  55423

Phone: 612-243-3007
Fax: 612-243-3067
Email: earlylearning@rpsmn.org
Attendance Line: 612-243-3010

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