We are proud to offer free pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) at many Saint Paul Public Schools. Pre-K is a proved program to help four-year olds prepare for success in school. In the 2013-14 school year, 83 percent of our Pre-K students knew the alphabet by kindergarten - one of the greatest predictors for determining future reading success.
Most classes are between 2.5 and some sites have a full-day program; all classes meet five days a week. Children who are four years old by September 1, 2015 and live in Saint Paul are eligible to attend a Pre-K program in fall 2015.
Click on this link to see a list of Pre-Kindergarten Programs and Locations.
Admission Criteria - children are accepted into the Pre-K program based on a set of priorities, including whether they are English Learners; are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals; or receive Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services.
You may download a Pre-K application or pick one up at SPPS elementary schools, public libraries, and the Student Placement Center.
Early Childhood Screening should be scheduled for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. The screening is required by state law for all students before starting school. This screening includes a review of immunization and health information, and screening of vision, hearing, height, weight, speech and development. the school district offers this screening at no cost to families. This screening can also be arranged with the child’s doctor or health clinic. It is recommended that children participate when they are between 3 and 4 years old for early identification of any concerns that may interfere with learning.
For a screening appointment, healthcare provider checklist, or information call the Early Childhood Screening Office at 651-632-3746.
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