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MAPS Preschool

MAPS (Mankato Area Public Schools) Preschool program is for children 3-5 years old.  Morning and afternoon options are available.   Scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis to eligible families. We encourage parents to register early as classes fill quickly. 








Registration Information:
Information is mailed to families with age eligible children residing in the Mankato Area Public Schools boundaries. We are currently full for the 2018-19 school year. Registration information for 19-20 will be mailed in December 2018.
For scholarship and tuition questions, please contact Rachel Kamm at or at 507-625-4620. 


Curriculum and Assessment

The Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies -Covers the developmental areas of social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy, math, science, social studies and the arts. The classroom environment is setup to facilitate learning through hands on, play based activities.  Teacher directed learning in small and large group instruction times. The curriculum aligns with the Minnesota Early Learning Standards and MAPS practices for Kindergarten transitions.

Pyramid Model -Social Emotional curriculum for Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies
Building a classroom community and promoting peer relationships, social skill building , and positive behavior guidance are the main focus of the strategies used.  

Our tools are researched based and used for lesson planning and individualized teaching.  These assessments allow us to provide data for students transitioning into our MAPS Kindergarten classrooms.
TSG Gold- Ongoing observation based assessment that partners with the Creative Curriculum Goals and Objectives. This assessment is used program wide.


Family Learning Center(Early Learning Main Office)-  820 Hubbell Ave., Mankato
Rosa Parks Elementary- 1001 Heron Dr. ,  Mankato
Franklin Elementary- 1000 North Broad St., Mankato
Eagle Lake Elementary- 500 LeSueur Ave., Eagle Lake
Early Childhood Center- 2077 Lookout Dr. , North Mankato


2018-19 Preschool Fees
4 day per week, 3 hours per day      $1350 per year- or 9 monthly payments of $150
3 day per week, 3 hours per day      $990 per year- or 9 monthly payments of $110
2 day per week, 3 hours per day      $810 per year- or 9 monthly payments of $90

Payments are due on the 1st of each month September-May. A two week notice is required if you wish to no longer have your child enrolled in the MAPS preschool program. 

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