• Starting school

    Attending preschool is a big step for a young person. Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool teachers and staff are excited to meet your child and eager help your family make this a successful and smooth transition. As a family, you can help your young student prepare for a successful first year in preschool.

    • Start bedtime and morning/afternoon routines a few weeks before school starts to give your child time to adapt to the new routines.

    • Read stories about going to school to help your child gain confidence and information about the new experience. Talk about the changes that school will bring in your child's typical daily routines.

    • Drive to your child's preschool site so it becomes a familiar place. Talk about the fun experiences your child will have at preschool.

    • Let your child help get ready for the first day of school by choosing which clothes to wear and backpack to use during the school year.

    • Approach the year with confidence so your child will, too. Listen if your child has doubts or fears. Talk with the classroom teaching staff if you have concerns.

    • Always say goodbye when you leave and assure your child that you will be there when school is over. A family photo in your child's pocket or a small, familiar object from home can help your child feel connected to you and more comfortable with separation.

  • Preschool supplies  - Free backpacks available

    Preschool Children wearing backpacks
    Backpacks (or book bags) are the only school supply needed for preschool. Thanks to a generous donation, we have backpacks available at no cost for preschool families in need.
    If you would like a free backpack for your preschool child, please complete this form and one will be waiting for your child at their preschool open house.

  • 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.