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Early Childhood Education The first step on the roadmap to post-secondary success begins with early childhood education.

Ages Birth to Pre-K www.moundsviewschools.org/earlychildhood www.facebook.com/MoundsViewEarlyChildhood

Early Childhood Education Center 500 10th St NW, New Brighton 651-621-7420

Pike Lake Education Center 2101 14th St NW, New Brighton 651-621-7420

Snail Lake Education Center 350 Highway 96 W, Shoreview 651-621-7420


Preschool Preschool programs provide a safe learning environment where students and families are valued and embraced as unique members of our community. Relationships and joyful learning are at the heart of all our work to help children develop critical thinking skills, build confidence and grow socio-emotionally.

M ounds View Public Schools offers a variety of

preschool classes for children ages 2½ to 5 years. Preschool classes provide activities to encourage each child’s growth and development and to prepare for kindergarten entrance. Classes meet two to five days per week. Preschool at Mounds View Public Schools: • aligns with the District’s K-12 curriculum, • offers limited bus transportation and includes supervised curbside pick-up, • offers before/after preschool childcare, • receives a 4-star rating from Parent Aware and • collaborates with Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). The curriculum, based on Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards, promotes each child’s social-emotional, language, physical and intellectual development. Preschool curriculum is aligned with kindergarten to create a continuum of learning. Teachers of children ages three and four use the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system to determine if students are at the appropriate stage of development or in need of acquiring some necessary skills. Assessment information is also made available to parents during communication meetings.

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Licensed early childhood teachers promote each child’s social-emotional, language, physical and intellectual development by using the following curricula: Creative Curriculum Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, Creative Curriculum enables children to develop confidence, creativity and lifelong critical thinking skills. ezWrite Handwriting Program Easy and engaging program for children to learn to write based on eight beginning strokes. Jolly Phonics Provides a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It teaches the letter sounds in an enjoyable, multisensory way, and enables children to use them to read and write words. Teaching Strategies GOLD Teachers of children ages three and four use the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system. Teachers can determine if the child is at his or her appropriate stage of development or in need of acquiring some necessary skills. TS GOLD guides teachers through the process of evaluating each child’s knowledge, skills and behaviors. Teachers share this information with parents. In addition to structured activities, children have time for free play. Through play, children gain valuable knowledge about the world and how to get along with others.


Classes are offered at the Early Childhood Education Center, Pike Lake Education Center and Snail Lake Education Center. Adventures in Learning is geared for children ages 3 ½ to 5 years (by September 1) who are toilet trained. This full-day program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Parent education takes place at several family events throughout the year. Registration options include: • five days a week (M-F) • three days a week (M,W,F) • or two days a week (T, Th) 

Play and Learn Preschool is a half-day program available for children ages 3 - 5 years (by September 1). Qualifying families receive preschool tuition assistance or tuition waivers and limited free bus transportation. Families must apply for Play and Learn Preschool. Registration options for 3-year-olds include a two-day week (Tuesday, Thursday) or a three-day week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Children ages 4 - 5 attend Play and Learn five days a week. For more information, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/playandlearn.

Side by Side Preschool offers a half-day program open to children ages 3 - 5 years (by September 1). Parent education takes place at family events throughout the year. Sibling care is also available. Registration options include morning or afternoon classes: • five days a week (M-F) • three days a week (M,W,F) • or two days a week (T, Th)

A full class catalog is available at www.moundsviewschools.org/readysetgrow.

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Early Childhood Special Education Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) provides services to children birth to five who are eligible for/or in need of specifically designed instruction. Services may include assessment, availability of resources, consultation to family and/or direct services in identified areas of need. ECSE services are administered by a team of special education teachers, speech and language clinicians, school psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and a school nurse.

Services for children ages birth to 2 are home-based using the Primary Service Provider Model which allows families to connect with one professional service provider but have the entire team available for services. ECSE services for children ages 3 - 5 are provided at Snail Lake Education Center in Shoreview, Early Childhood Education Center in New Brighton and Pike Lake Education Center in New Brighton. The 3 - 5 program partners with the Early Childhood Preschool and Play and Learn Preschool to provide same-age typically developing peer models within an inclusive setting.

Family Resource Center The Family Resource Center is a free educational lending library located at Snail Lake Education Center in Shoreview and the Early Childhood Education Center in New Brighton. The Center offers resources for parents including books, DVDs and parent-child books on tender topics like a new sibling, a death in the family or moving. Books and parent resources include guiding behaviors, social development, family relationships and more.

Early Childhood Screening Early Childhood Screening is required for entrance into kindergarten and is offered throughout the year at Pike Lake Education Center at no charge. It is best to have your child screened between ages 3 / and 4. Screening identifies possible learning or health concerns so that your child can get the needed help before starting school. Call 651-621-7421 to make your child’s early childhood screening appointment today.

Help Me Grow is an interagency initiative of the State of Minnesota Department of Education, Department of Health and Department of Human Services which partners with school districts and local agencies. Help Me Grow provides resources for families to understand developmental milestones and learn if there are concerns. This helps families take the lead in seeking additional support or referring their child for a comprehensive, confidential screening or evaluation at no cost. For more information, visit helpmegrowmn.org/HMG/index.htm or call 1-866-693-GROW.


Early Childhood Family Education Early Childhood programs are guided by a promise to provide high-quality educational opportunities for every child and family. Our goal is to provide experiences that promote happiness while guiding growth and development. Early Childhood Family Education programs aim to inspire learning at school, in the community and in life.

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For more information, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/earlychildhood. A full class catalog is available at www.moundsviewschools.org/readysetgrow.

The District’s Equity Promise ensures that all students are prepared for post-secondary success regardless of race, gender, class or disability.

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Parent education/discussion is led by a licensed parent educator. Parent discussions provide adult-only time to help families meet challenges of parenting and provide a forum for conversations about child development, expectations, attitudes and resources. While parents participate in discussion, children benefit from early childhood education classes.

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The Equity Promise: • Programs and services will be in place at all schools to ensure that race, gender, class and disability will not predict students’ success.

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Parent/child time is an opportunity to meet with other families and give young children opportunities to learn through play. Parent educators observe and interact with families during this time.

Mounds View Public Schools is committed to fitting the needs of all families.

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Parent/child classes typically meet once a week and give families an opportunity to explore new experiences and milestones together in a safe learning environment. Parents receive valuable information, friendship and support while their children thrive in a secure educational space. Weekly sessions are offered at the Early Childhood Education Center and at Snail Lake Education Center and are often broken out into three sections:

Early childhood education is led by licensed teachers who help facilitate learning using art, movement, games and storytelling.

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he Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) programs at Mounds View Public Schools offer quality educational opportunities for families and every child birth to five years old. Families that reside in the District’s attendance area have access to a menu of services that aim to strengthen families through parent education and targeted instruction for young children.

•S  tudents’ academic performance will not fall into patterns identifiable by factors such as race, ethnicity, English language proficiency, socio-economic status and disability. • T he school that a student attends will not be the predictor of his or her success in school.


A popular choice More than 900 children and 400 parents are participating in Early Childhood programs throughout the District.

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51 35W Early Childhood Education Center ROSEVILLE 500 10th St NW, New Brighton 51 651-621-7420 ROSEVILLE

Pike Lake Education Center 2101 14th St NW, New Brighton 651-621-7420

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