• Information provided on this page pertains to school operations in the 2020-21 school year. Information for 2021-22 will be provided here if necessary.

FAQs: Preschool

  • Will preschool follow the same model as schools?

  • What health and safety precautions will be taken in preschool classes?

  • Are face coverings required for summer programs?

  • Will the adults be expected to wear masks?

  • Will children be expected to wear masks?

  • Which days will my child be in class for hybrid learning?

  • What tuition will be charged for full distance learning?

  • Can families switch between hybrid and distance learning at any time?

  • Can families un-enroll in preschool at any time?

  • Can we return to our preschool class if we want to un-enroll at this time?

  • Will preschool in the high schools still be in-person when the district is operating in a hybrid model, in which high school students are learning through a distance learning model?

  • Will preschool in the high schools have high school students in the preschool classroom?

  • Preschool

    Anoka-Hennepin Community Education realizes that families are determining the best preschool options for their child, and has preschool programming plans under all three of the possible learning models and schedules that the district could transition to the school year progresses, based on health and safety recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Read more about safety protocols in place for early learning programs.

    • When the school district is operating under an in-person learning model, Anoka-Hennepin Preschool programs will follow its original calendar and schedule. Teachers, staff and students will follow additional health and safety protocols for preschool.
    • When the school district is operating under a hybrid learning schedule, Anoka-Hennepin Preschool programs will offer some in-person classes. Schedules will be determined and communicated soon.
      • Class sizes will be lower based on calculations of our classroom sizes, the space required to maintain social distancing, and the number of students enrolled. Teachers, staff and students will follow additional health and safety protocols for preschool.
      • For preschool programs that provide bussing, schedule modifications will be made. Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool will provide an update directly to impacted families once the school district shares its revised calendar for the hybrid learning schedule.
    • When the school district is operating under a distance learning model, Anoka-Hennepin Preschool programs will offer opportunities for children to connect with their teachers online.
      • Our teaching staff and curriculum coordinator have prepared for distance learning and lesson plans are in place to provide the educational experiences needed for your child’s development. All of our preschool classrooms will be using the SeeSaw app to share learning experiences, communicate with children and parents, and to develop academic and social-emotional skills with your preschooler.
      • While preschool programs are conducted in a distance learning model, your account will be credited for 50% of your tuition. When in-person learning resumes, your tuition will return to the rate specified at the time of enrollment.
      • Families will receive additional information so you can meet your teachers and we can provide your family with necessary learning materials.

    We know that scheduling and format is an important factor in making the best decision for your child. Anoka-Hennepin Preschool will continue to share program updates as we continue planning and working to provide safe and reliable preschool options for our families in these unique times.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we prepare for the 2020-21 school year. We appreciate your support of Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool and Anoka-Hennepin Community Education. Please email preschool@ahschools.us or call 763-506-1500 with questions.

Preschool program updates

  • Jun. 1, 2021: New guidance for summer programs ease expectations for face coverings, recommended but optional for most summer programs.

  • Jan. 7, 2021: Preschool students will return to school beginning Jan. 19.

  • Nov. 13, 2020: Preschool programs will transition to distance learning with elementary schools, Nov. 30.

  • Aug. 25, 2020: Staff reaching out to families with schedule details.

  • July 31, 2020: Preschool plans for 2020-21 school year.

  • June 15, 2020: Preschool registrations for 2020-21 school year.

  • March 23, 2020: Teachers to reach out to families.

  • March 19, 2020: Schools closed through March 27, 2020.

  • March 16, 2020: State announces closure to minimize spread of COVID-19.

Last Modified on July 29, 2021