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Our Preschool & Prekindergarten Programs

Applications for 2024-25 Are Open!

Applications for next school year for both preschool and prekindergarten are now open!

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. 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. Applications will be processed in the order received. You can learn more by reviewing our Early Learning Handbook (English) (Spanish).

Register Online for 2024-25:

Register with Paper Forms: Registration can be completed by filling out the Richfield Early Learning Programs Application (English) (Spanish). If your child will be in Prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, please also fill out this Transportation Request Form. Enrollment packets are also available at any of our elementary schools or at the Central Education Center. You can also request an enrollment packet be mailed to you by calling us at 612-243-3007 or emailing us at Forms may be returned in the following ways:

  • Email them to
  • Fax them to 612-243-3067
  • Drop them off at the Central Education Center (7145 Harriet Avenue South)

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.

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Richfield Public Schools

Early Childhood Programs

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

Phone: 612-243-3007
Fax: 612-243-3067
Attendance Line: 612-243-3010

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