• Sorteberg Early Childhood Center

    Children looking at flowers“This early childhood center is filled with so many wonderful opportunities to learn and grow for all who walk through the doors,” says Megan Gangl, supervisor at Sorteberg. There are multiple programs housed here; Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), seven preschool classrooms, screening, Special Education, and Evaluation.  

    Outdoor classroom

    Sorteberg has a fantastic outdoor classroom space. Studies show that outdoor education and play support emotional, behavioral and intellectual development. Sorteberg’s outdoor classroom offers great experiences for children and families alike. It provides a place for young children to practice and master their gross motor skills too. They can move about freely - running, jumping and climbing.

    A parent recently shared “My children all love being outside! Favorite activities were all the creative art projects, water day, and pushing the toy lawn mowers each week. Also, the mud kitchen!”

    Welcoming atmosphere

    Class using parachute outsideSorteberg’s warm and inviting brick building has welcomed families for over half a century – first as an elementary school and now as an early childhood center. Parents often remark that they are bringing their children back to the classrooms where they went to elementary school.

    Located right off Northdale Boulevard in Coon Rapids makes Sorteberg easy to access for many families. The site has two great gym spaces, two playgrounds, and, of course, the outdoor classroom. 

    Learning and growing outdoors

    One of the most popular classes at Sorteberg is “Open the Door, Let’s Explore.” This class allows time to explore and discover the world outside through experimental, hands-on activities.

    A parent participant recently shared, “I enjoyed the chance to be outside each day with fun activities that we don’t necessarily have at home.” 

    The class was developed specifically for the outdoor classroom – participants are outdoors every week, year-round, weather-permitting. 

    “Our ECFE staff work really hard to provide a fun and engaging learning environment for everyone,” says Gangl. 

  • Contact

    Sorteberg Early Childhood Center
    11400 Magnolia St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448 
    (Enter Door No. 2)
    Phone: 763-433-4900