Registration is open for the 2022-23 school year.

Preschool Registration


Bloomington Early Learning Services preschool program is committed to preparing your child for success in kindergarten and beyond! 

Our licensed teachers set up classrooms to help children discover a love for learning while working on social/emotional skills to prepare them for lifelong learning. 

Our Minnesota Department of Education approved Creative Curriculum that is in alignment with the Minnesota Early Learning Indicators of Progress. These state standards define what we want preschool students to know and be able to do by the end of the preschool year. Learning standards and benchmarks are aligned with the district’s kindergarten standards and benchmarks.

Parent involvement and education sessions are an important part of our preschool programs. Parents come to school with their children to:

  • participate in classroom learning activities together, 
  • meet other families, and
  • learn about parenting topics and readiness skills.

Is your child not yet old enough for 3-year-old preschool or are you not sure if preschool is for your 3 year old?

Session 1 of Step into Preschool is designed for students who turn 3 by October 31, 2022.

Session 2 of Step into Preschool is designed for students who turn 3 by January 23, 2023.

Children will get a taste of what preschool is like in this class. A licensed teacher will provide opportunities for children to work on social, language and literacy skills through read alouds, conversation and singing with friends and adults other than their caregivers. Playtime in the motor room and gym will all be included throughout the day as well.

Session 1 of this class meets November 1, 2022 to January 12, 2023.

Session 2 of this class meets January 24, 2022-May 25, 2023.

Classes will be offered 2 days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00pm at Pond Center.

Sliding fee scale applies. This class will be billed monthly.

You will also be eligible for early preschool registration for the 2023-2024 school year if you enroll in this class now.

Register for Step into Preschool

Three-year-olds are bursting with energy and enthusiasm for learning and making friends. It’s a time of physical, emotional and intellectual change. 

At age 3, your child may be going to school for the first time. Our preschool program will provide a positive introduction to school. Opportunities to practice social skills and math, language, art and music activities will help build a foundation for school success. 

We offer Preschool for Three's for 2.5 hours per day three days per week (M-W-F) or 2 days per week (T-Th) at both Pond and Southwood centers.

Your child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2022

Register for Preschool for threes

The year before kindergarten is an exciting time, as your child’s abilities and independence grow by leaps and bounds! Preschool for Four's classes focuses on providing a foundation for lifelong learning and helping create social relationships. Children have both large and small group learning experiences in literacy, writing, math, music, art, and science.

We offer Preschool for Four's for 2.5 hours per day five days per week (M-F) at Pond and Southwood centers, and at Valley View, Washburn, Indian Mounds, and Oak Grove elementary schools for those who live in the attendance areas of those schools.

Your child must be four years old by September 1, 2022

Register for Preschool for Fours

Preschool SAFARI is a brand new mixed-age (three- and four-year-old) five half days per week preschool program with before and aftercare, available at Hillcrest Community School, Normandale Hills, Westwood and Poplar Bridge elementary schools. 

Busing is available for children who receive Early Childhood Special Education services.

Separate registration is required to enroll in the childcare part of the program.

Your child must be at least three years old by September 1, 2022

Register for Preschool SAFARI

Contact

952-681-6200 - English
952-681-6219 - Español
952-681-6269 - Soomaali

Pond Center
9600 3rd Ave Ave
Bloomington, MN 55420