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.

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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.

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Our Pre-K Programs

  • Head Start Pre-K Partnership

    SPPS and Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties Head Start program are partnering to open more Pre-K programs for four-year-old children at three SPPS elementary schools in fall 2023. This partnership is a mixed-delivery model, which means that both organizations will pool funds and resources to provide children with a high-quality Pre-K education.

  • Nature Pre-K

    Nature Pre-K is a fee-based program that offers half day, full day and extended day options in partnership with Discovery Club.

  • Apply

    Apply to Saint Paul Public Schools

    To apply for Pre-Kindergarten or Early Admission to Kindergarten or First Grade, please contact our Student Placement Center at 651-632-3760.