Preschool serves as an introduction to the school experience. By exposing students to a comfortable and inspiring classroom environment, students are eager to continue to learn and grow in kindergarten and beyond. The Anoka-Hennepin School District provides high-quality preschool programming though the School Readiness Preschool program.
Children gain important skills and experiences in:
  • Learning to follow routines and rules
  • Learning to get along with other children
  • Literacy, introductory reading and writing
  • Math and number sense, science, art and music
The Community Education department is proud to offer School Readiness Preschool, Kindergarten Readiness Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness Preschool PLUS programs, which has given the Anoka-Hennepin School District the opportunity to connect with and support students before they enter kindergarten. 

Why choose a preschool program through the school district?
As a parent, you want to be sure that your child is ready for kindergarten after attending preschool. Licensed preschool teachers attend joint staff development sessions with teachers teaching students in kindergarten - grade three to closely align curriculum goals and academic progress. In addition, Anoka-Hennepin School District early learning and preschool programs use a common assessment tool to evaluate student learning, which is aligned with district-wide kindergarten-readiness benchmarks. 

The preschool curriculum provides students with a wide variety of learning experiences:

  • Social skills
  • Art and music
  • Science
  • Dramatic play
  • Writing
  • Library and books
  • Math and number sense
  • Large muscle
  • Pre-kindergarten skills
  • Strategic thinking skills with blocks, games and puzzles
Instructional focus
Licensed teachers work with students to practice and target the following learning areas:
  • Social-emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Language skills
  • Cognitive development
  • Literacy
  • Math 
Still have questions? Attend the Anoka-Hennepin Preschool Information Night!
FREE Preschool Information Night  
You will have the opportunity to chat with some of our teaching staff, tour classrooms and explore our new online registration system.
Thursday, May 18  -  6:30-8 p.m.
Educational Service Center
2727 N. Ferry St. in Anoka (Enter Door No. 7)
The evening is an adults only night and open to all parents/guardians of preschool-aged children (age three or four by September 1, 2017). There is no cost to attend however, we ask that you do register in advance so we can be prepared with materials for everyone. Walk-in registrations will be accepted on a space available basis.

Schedule of Events
     6:30-7 p.m.        Preschool staff presentations
     7-7:30 p.m.        Classroom visits
     7:30-8 p.m.        Online registration

Register online today!
Preschool registration office
2727 N. Ferry Street; Room 167
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: 763-506-1500
Office hours:
Monday - Friday  
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.