• Welcome to Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool!

    Preschool registration cover

    In Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool, children have the opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences that build a solid foundation for success in kindergarten and beyond. It is a place where children can become successful learners and play with a purpose! Learning through play allows children to express their feelings, ideas, needs and wants while they work on developing their add: independence, imagination and creativity. Children are given opportunities to make decisions and problem-solve independently and in groups. 

    They are able to explore and experience activities that encourage the growth of these skill areas:

    • Social & emotional 

    • Cognitive

    • Language and literacy

    • Large and small motor development

    • Math and science

    • Art and music


    Lottery registration for those living in the Anoka-Hennepin school district is open March 19 - March 29 (closes at 10:00 a.m.)

    2024-25 Preschool Registration Catalog

    Step 1: Preschool Pre-Registration Form (must be completed before registering)

    Step 2: Preschool Registration (use code from Pre-Registration)

    Registration for out-of-district residents opens April 5.

    Teaching Staff

    All Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool teachers hold a teaching license from the State of Minnesota. They use best practices to engage children in activities that provide a smooth transition to kindergarten. All staff participate in ongoing professional development and training.

    Creative Curriculum

    All of our classrooms use the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, which is a play-based curriculum that embeds content learning in all routines and activities. Children will participate in large and small group activities daily. Play time allows children to practice friendship and problem-solving skills while exploring centers and materials that promote skill development in all areas. 

    Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment

    Throughout the school year, teachers will monitor children’s growth and development with an assessment tool called Teaching Strategies Gold. Teachers use this data to plan lessons that promote growth in all areas of development and learning for each child (student). Your child’s individual data will be shared with you during the spring parent/teacher meeting. 

    Parent Aware Rating

    Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool holds a Four-Star Parent Aware Rating. This is the highest rating by Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System for child care and early education. Parent Aware star ratings help parents find programs that use research-based best practices that prepare children for school and life. 


Preschool program options

  • Four-year-old preschool: Income eligible free preschool with transportation

  • Four-year-old Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

  • Four-year-old preschool: Tuition-based

  • Three-year old preschool

Additional Resources

  • Need help?

  • 2023-24 Preschool Program Handbook

  • Ellie's Story - A video story of one of our youngest learners

  • A peek inside a classroom

  • Immunization form



    Preschool office, 2727 N. Ferry St., Anoka, MN 55303
    Phone: 763-506-1500
    Email: preschool@ahschools.us
    Office hours: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.