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Pre-kindergarten (4+)

Children ages four and older engage with each other to build positive relationships in the classroom. High-quality, licensed educators use a play-based approach to learning with research-based curriculum and assessment tools. The classrooms and activities provide a variety of fun learning experiences to prepare children for kindergarten in science, art, literacy, language, math and large and small muscle development.

98% of parents in the pre-kindergarten program would recommend it to their friends.

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Top-rated program 

The Minnesota Department of Human Services awarded Mounds View Public Schools with its top rating for providing the highest quality early learning programs for children.

Pre-Kindergarten program information

Registration Dates & Information

Registration for the 2024-25 school year is open now. All children must be bathroom independent. Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2024 to enroll.


Registration for the 2025-26 school year will open in January 2025. 


  • A $100 (half day classes) or $200 (full day classes) non-refundable registration fee will be charged when enrolled in a class.
  • Tuition is paid in 9 equal installments.
  • First installment is billed upon enrollment in class and is 50% refundable until June 1, 2024.
  • After June 1, 2024 the payment is non-refundable.  Remaining payments are billed October- May.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available to those who qualify.


  • Limited busing is available 
  • $225 additional fee- charged in August
  • Registration occurs in the summer.
  • Children who use the bus must ride to and from the attendance area of the school.

Before- and after-school care

  • Available for pre-k students only (4 year olds).
  • Offered at Pike Lake and Snail Lake Education Centers.
  • Before- and after-school care is available at an additional cost through Y-Care
  • Before-school care is available for morning classes and full day classes.
  • After-school care is available for afternoon classes and full day classes.