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Early Childhood Programming for Your Developing Child and Your Family
The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth. Sauk Rapids-Rice Early Childhood Preschool and School Readiness programming offers exceptional learning experiences for 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds before kindergarten. Social and learning skills are stressed through play, art, music, games and other developmentally appropriate activities. Our four and five-year-old program meets kindergarten entrance expectations, focusing on readiness skills.
Our district's Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) classes offer families time to interact with their young learners and other families with children at the same developmental age.
Early childhood screening in our district is a quick and simple check of how your child is doing and can identify, at an early age, possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before starting school. Screening is a mandatory requirement prior to kindergarten enrollment in any public school in Minnesota.