The Office of Early Learning

  • Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs

    "To Ensure Lasting Achievement For All Early Learners"



    The Office of Early Learning coordinates the Pre-Kindergarten Program and 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.

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    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.

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    About the Office of Early Learning

    Pre-Kindergarten 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.

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    STEPS (Starting Transitions Early to Promote Success)

    STEPS is an Office of Early Learning initiative designed to provide early supports for children ages birth to 5 years and their caregivers. STEPS offers opportunities for children and their caregivers to engage in experiences that support early transitions both at home and in community settings.

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    Pre-K at Rondo

    Learn more about the Pre-K at Rondo program, Saint Paul Public Schools' first Early Learning Hub. Pre-K at Rondo has four full-day Pre-K classrooms and one Pre-K Enrichment classroom.

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    Childcare Partnerships

    The Office of Early Learning partners with childcare to support children and families at a range of ages, in a range of settings, prior to entering Kindergarten. 

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    Early Learning Coalitions

    Early Learning Coalitions seek to integrate the relationships young children and their families have with individuals and organizations so these systems work together to impact the whole child.

Contact Early Learning

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    Lori Erickson, Ed.D.
    Assistant Director, OEL

    E. Ashley Childs
    Supervisor, Pre-K Programming

    Nikole T. Logan, Ed.D.
    Supervisor, Pre-K Family Engagement and Community Partnerships

    Ryan Fell 
    Supervisor, Pre-K at Rondo
    Office: 612-930-7905

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