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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

Register for Preschool

New students are welcome to enroll in preschool throughout the year as space permits. Contact us or visit the online registration to view openings or begin enrollment.

Enroll now for the 2021-22 School Year! 

Plan ahead and secure your place in one of our popular classes. Note, class options may change based on funding allocations set by the Minnesota Legislature and/or the status of the pandemic. Affected enrolled families will be contacted and given options based on availability and Department of Education guidelines.

Register with Paper Forms

You can pick up application packets 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. 

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

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