Our Pre-Kindergarten Program

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  • The Pre-Kindergarten Program provides preschool education for children the year before kindergarten to prepare them for school success. Classes focus on teaching children to:

    • See themselves as capable learners
    • Develop reading, writing and math skills
    • Work well with other children and adults

    In Pre-Kindergarten, we practice following the rules and routines of our classroom and school. We practice social skills such as kindness, sharing and negotiation. We will also explore art, science and math while learning to be a member of a community. Throughout the day children will also be engaged in learning letter names, letter sounds, alliteration, rhyming, vocabulary and math skills.  We work on these skills to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.

    Class Size
    Up to 20 children are enrolled in each class with a licensed teacher and an assistant.

    Class Time
    Children are enrolled for a full school year, five days a week, in the mornings or afternoons.

    • Morning class time:    8:30-11 a.m.
    • Afternoon class time  12:30-3 p.m.

    Enrollment
    The pre-kindergarten program is open to children who are:

    • Four years old by September 1st and
    • Living in St. Paul

    To learn more about SPPS pre-kindergarten, and for family resources, visit prek.spps.org. To apply call the Saint Paul Student Placement Center 651-632-3760 for an application and information about the enrollment process.

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