The Office of Teaching and Learning, Pre-Kindergarten Program
The Office of Teaching and Learning, Pre-Kindergarten Program is responsible for providing support and education for staff and families to ensure high-quality education for children the year before Kindergarten to prepare them for school success. Our mission is to ensure lasting achievement for all early learners.
News & Updates
SPPS and Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties Head Start program are partnering to expand Pre-K access at three SPPS elementary schools in fall 2023. This partnership is a mixed-delivery model with both organizations pooling funds and resources to provide 4-year-old children with a high-quality Pre-K education.
Registration for the NEW Nature Discovery Pre-K program at St. Anthony Park Elementary opens MONDAY 4/17 at 9 a.m. This fee-based program offers half day, full day and extended day options in partnership with Discovery Club.
About the Pre-Kindergarten Program
The Pre-Kindergarten Program (Pre-K) aims to:
- improve the school readiness of St. Paul children;
- offer a rigorous academic approach; and
- help prevent St. Paul’s achievement gap.
Pre-K is aligned with the district's K-12 standards-based instructional model. The Office of Teaching and Learning ensures standards-based curriculum and assessments guide the program to continuously improve performance and quality.
Pre-K provides a rigorous academic preschool education for children. Classes focus on teaching children to:
- see themselves as capable learners;
- develop reading, writing and math skills; and
- work well with other children and adults.
Up to 20 children are enrolled in each class with a licensed teacher and an assistant. Children are enrolled for full day, full school year programming.