Early Childhood Center Preschool Classes

Classes offered in Little Falls

Overview

There are a number of different preschool class offerings to fit many different schedules. All classes run September through May and follow the district calendar for holidays and days off. Three year old children focuses on independence, socialization, and the introduction to school readiness skills, such as cutting, gluing and writing their name. Four and five year olds will foster strong social, gross motor, fine motor and academic skills in a fun collaborative setting.

2018-2019 Registration

Registration opens on March 19 and requires a $50 non-refundable registration fee to reserve your spot.

Fees vary by class. Preschool can be paid for in one payment or in monthly payments starting in September. Scholarships and sliding fee forms based on household income will be available in July.

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Three Year Old Preschool

Preschool classes for three year olds are offered as a two day program running September through May for children who are three years old and toilet-trained by September 1. Three year old preschool focuses on independence, socialization, and the introduction to school readiness skills, such as cutting, gluing and writing their name. There are two options at the Early Childhood Center:

  • Monday/Wednesday: 8:00-11:00am
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00-11:00am

There is an optional Friday session from 8:00-11:00am for three year olds. This day can be added to give you a three day program.

Fee

Non-refundable $50 registration fee. Annual fee amount of $711 payable in full or in monthly increments of $79 payable monthly September through May. The optional Friday class is $306 or $34 per month. Scholarships and sliding fee forms based on household income will be available in July.

Four and Five Year Old Preschool

There are three different program options for four and five year old preschool. All four and five year old programs run from September through May for children who are four years old and toilet-trained by September 1. Four and five year old preschool is designed to foster strong social, gross motor, fine motor and academic skills in a fun collaborative setting. Materials and activities are differentiated according to age and cognitive development.

Two or Three Half Days

Half day classes are available:

  • Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-11:00am
  • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-2:50pm

An optional Friday class can be added to make a three day program. This class is only offered Friday from 8:00-11:00am.

Transportation

If a school bus already goes past where your child needs to be picked up or dropped off, they will be able to ride the bus to or from preschool with a sibling or responsible friend. There is no midday transportation available. Your child must be four to ride the bus. Transportation is also available through Tri-CAP for Little Falls. Please contact the ECC Office for more information on this option (320) 616-6240.

Fee

Non-refundable $50 registration fee. Annual fee amount of $711 payable in full or in monthly increments of $79 payable monthly September through May. The optional Friday class is an additional $306 or $34 per month. Scholarships and sliding fee forms based on household income will be available in July.

Four Half Days

We offer a four half day option for preschool. This class will meet from 12:00-2:50pm Monday through Thursday.

The optional Friday class cannot be added to this option.

Transportation

If a school bus already goes past where your child needs to be picked up or dropped off, they will be able to ride the bus to or from preschool with a sibling or responsible friend. There is no midday transportation available. Your child must be four to ride the bus. Transportation is also available through Tri-CAP for Little Falls. Please contact the ECC Office for more information on this option (320) 616-6240.

Fee

Non-refundable $50 registration fee. Annual fee amount of $1296 payable in full or in monthly increments of $144 payable monthly September through May. Scholarships and sliding fee forms based on household income will be available in July.

Two Full Days

We are thrilled to again offer an all day option for families. This class will meet from 8:00am-2:50pm Monday and Wednesday.

Transportation

If a school bus already goes past where your child needs to be picked up or dropped off, they will be able to ride the bus to or from preschool with a sibling or responsible friend. There is no midday transportation available. Your child must be four to ride the bus. Transportation is also available through Tri-CAP for Little Falls. Please contact the ECC Office for more information on this option (320) 616-6240.

Fee

Non-refundable $50 registration fee. Annual fee amount of $1476 payable in full or in monthly increments of $164 payable monthly September through May. Scholarships and sliding fee forms based on household income will be available in July.

Children will need to bring or purchase a lunch while at school.