Three Year Old Preschool

Program 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. 

Early Childhood Center

There are three options at the Early Childhood Center, located at Lincoln Elementary School:

  • 2 Half Days  – Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00 – 10:45am
  • 3 Half Days – Monday/Wednesday/Friday OR Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 8:00-10:45am
  • 4 Half Days – Monday through Thursday 8:00-10:45am (must be 40 months by Sept. 1)

Dr. Knight Elementary School

There is also a preschool option at Dr. Knight Elementary:

  • 2 Full Days – Mon. / Wed. 8:00am – 2:55pm 
  • 3 Full Days – Mon. / Wed. / Fri. 8:00am – 2:55pm

Preschool Registration

Registration requires a $50 non-refundable registration fee to reserve your spot.

Due to the high volume of interest, please call to register for a preschool class: (320) 360-5301.


Non-refundable $50 registration fee.

  • 2 Half Days – $70/month
  • 3 Half Days – $98/month
  • 4 Half Days – $142/month
  • 2 Full Days – $175/month (Dr. Knight only) 

Annual fee payable in full or in monthly increments September through May. Scholarships and sliding fee forms based on household income will be available in July.

preschool boy loads the bus


Transportation is only available for 4 and 5 year olds and there is no midday transportation available. Transportation may be available through Tri-CAP for students who live within Little Falls city limits. Please contact the ECC Office for more information on this option (320) 616-6240.

Two boys getting lunch

Meals and Snacks

As part of the US Free and Reduced School Meals Program, children attending preschool will be served a free healthy breakfast or snack. Children attending full-day preschool will need to bring their lunch of purchase a school lunch.