Mankato Area Public Schools’ Preschool program can help children transition to kindergarten by providing a learning environment to help them succeed. The program:
• has a four-star rating from *Parent Aware, which notes Mankato Area Public Schools’ Preschool is committed to providing quality education for preparing children for kindergarten.
• Aligns with Mankato Area Public Schools’ practices.
• Provides a high staff to student ratio.
• Encourages parent involvement because it’s an important part of the district’s preschool program and is key to children’s learning success.
• Offers morning and afternoon classes at multiple sites
Scholarships and reduced tuition are available on a sliding fee scale. Proof of income is required. Additional forms will be sent to families requesting tuition assistance.
For scholarship/reduced tuition and tuition questions, please contact Rachel Kamm at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 507-625-4620.
Information for the 2020-21 school year will be mailed to families with age eligible children residing in the Mankato Area Public Schools boundaries. Registration forms are also available below.
Registration for 2020-21 began in January. Sites are full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact the Family Learning Center at 507-625-4620. Preschool forms for 2020-21 are available below. *Important note- Preschool start & end times will be 8:00 AM-11:00 AM for morning sections and 12 PM-3 PM for afternoon sections.
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
2020-21 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. Scholarships and reduced tuition are available on a sliding fee scale. Proof of income is required.
Early Learning Scholarship eligible- full scholarship
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.