• Preschool, 2018-19 school year

    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 Community Education department.

    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

    Four program options

    The Community Education department is proud to offer four preschool program options for both three- and four-year-old children, which has given the Anoka-Hennepin School District the opportunity to connect with and support students before they enter kindergarten:

    • Three-year-old preschool: Half-day preschool classes with two- or three-day class options, open to families with a child three years of age by Sept. 1, 2018. Parents provide transportation.

    • Four-year-old preschool - option 1: Free, half-day (Mon.-Thurs.) preschool option, open to residents of Anoka-Hennepin Schools with a child four years of age by Sept. 1, 2018, who meet income guidelines and live or attend daycare in attendance areas of specific elementary schools. Transportation provided by Anoka-Hennepin Schools.

    • Four-year-old preschool - option 2: Free, half-day (Mon. - Fri.) preschool option, open to residents of Anoka-Hennepin Schools with a child four years of age by Sept. 1, 2018. Transportation provided by Anoka-Hennepin Schools. No income eligibility guidelines. Students must live or attend daycare in the attendance areas of:

      • Adams Elementary School
      • Evergreen Park World Cultures Communtiy School
      • Jefferson Elementary School
      • Monroe Elementary School
      • University Avenue Elementary School

    • Four-year-old preschool - option 3: Half-day preschool classes with multiple day, evening and Saturday class options, open to families with a child four years of age by Sept. 1, 2018. Parents provide transportation.

    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!

    Preschool Information Night Free Learn more 763-506-1509

    You will have the opportunity to chat with some of our teaching staff, tour classrooms and explore our new online registration system.

    Thursday, May 17 from 6:30-8 p.m.

    Educational Service Center
    2727 N. Ferry St. in Anoka (Enter Door No. 7)

    This event is free and open to all parents/guardians of preschool-aged children (age three or four by September 1, 2017). It’s a casual event designed to make the preschool selection process a little easier. Although this information night is free, pre-registration is requested; walk-in registration is accepted on a space available basis. Register online or call 763-506-1500.


  • Contact

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