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Welcome to Bloomington 

Community Education

To register for courses online you will need an account or you can click on Explore All Programs above and set up an account.



Bloomington Public Schools is seeking voter approval on Nov. 8 to renew its current capital projects levy that was first approved in 2013.  It is set to expire in 2024.  If approved, the operating referendum will be a reinvestment of $9.8 million in:

  • School safety and security to update and enhance equipment, systems and emerging best practices;
  • Next Technologies for Learning to allow for growth of anytime, anywhere solutions and expansion of blended and online learning options, and computer science.

Early and absentee voting begins Friday, Sept. 23, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.  To learn more about the referendum, and how to register/where to vote, visit: bit.ly/bps-2022-referendum.

Early Learning

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is based on the idea that parents provide their child's first and most significant learning environment and parents are the children's first and most enduring teachers.
ECFE works to support you as a parent/caregiver and to strengthen and empower families.  The goal is to enhance the ability of all parents and other family members to provide the best possible environments for their child's learning and development.
Click to visit the ECFE class page.
For questions on early learning programming, please call 952-681-6200 or email earlylearning@isd271.org

Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening helps identify children who may benefit from early childhood services before they enter kindergarten and connects you to appropriate programs and resources. 

Click for more information.

For questions on early learning programming, please call 952-681-6200 or email earlylearning@isd271.org


Bloomington Preschool is committed to preparing your child for success in kindergarten and beyond!
Starting preschool is an exciting milestone in your child's life.  Our licensed teachers set up classrooms to help children discover a love for learning while working on social emotional skills that will help get them ready for lifelong learning.

Bloomington Preschool classes are for 3 and 4 year-olds.  Children have both large and small group learning experiences in literacy, writing, math, music, art, and science.

Enrollment for preschool programming for the 2022-2023 school year is open, click on one of the links below.

Click for 2022-2023 Preschool SAFARI.

Click for 2022-2023 Preschool for Four's

Click for 2022-2023 Preschool for Three's

Click for 2022-2023 Step Into Preschool
For questions on early learning programming, please call 952-681-6200 or email earlylearning@isd271.org

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Kids' SAFARI is a before and after school program, as well as non-school day care, offered for children in kindergarten through grade 5.  The focus of the program is on school-age childcare and enrichment opportunities designed to meet the changing needs of children and families.  Kids' SAFARI is located in Bloomington Public School elementary buildings.  For more information, please visit our website at www.kidssafari.org.

To register for school year Kids' SAFARI click here.




Preschool SAFARI 

Bloomington Early Learning Services preschool program is committed to preparing your child for success in kindergarten and beyond!

Preschool SAFARI is designed for families who desire an early learning education experience with a childcare component available. There will be a licensed preschool teacher giving preschool instruction for 2.5 hours during the day with a paraprofessional. There will be care available before and after this instructional time.

For more information click here.

GALAXY/TARGETED SERVICES

Galaxy is an after school program for students enrolled in Valley View Middle, Oak Grove Middle, or Olson Middle in the Bloomington Public School district. Galaxy offers youth opportunities for involvement in recreational and enrichment programming from 2:37pm - 4:45pm. Academic Support is offered from 2:37pm-3:45pm followed by recreational activities from 3:45pm-4:45pm.

To register for GALAXY/TARGETED SERVICES click here.


Youth Enrichment

This program offers a variety of summer, school- year and evening enrichment, education and recreation opportunities for children of all ages.  Programs are available on an on-going basis at a variety of school locations throughout the district.  Registration is now open for summer!  To register, scroll up to Explore All Programs at the top of the page.


Youth Enrichment

This program offers a variety of summer, school- year and evening enrichment, education and recreation opportunities for children of all ages.  Programs are available on an on-going basis at a variety of school locations throughout the district.  Registration is now open for summer!  To register, scroll up to Explore All Programs at the top of the page.


SLAM

SLAM is Bloomington Community Education's Summer camp program.  We offer over 100, (4-day) long camps from June to August.  Registration is now open for summer!  To register, scroll up to Explore All Programs at the top of the page.  SLAM Camps are done for Summer 2022.




Adult Enrichment

Adult Enrichment classes are designed with adults in mind.  Classes are taught by professionals and members of the community who have a passion and expertise in a subject.  Registration is now open for summer!  To register, scroll up to Explore All Programs at the top of the page.

Fall 2022 Catalog


Aquatics

Bloomington Community Education has been offering youth and adult swim classes for over 30 years.  Registration is now open for summer!  To register, scroll up to Explore All Programs at the top of the page.

Driver's Education

Bloomington Community Education offers two options for Driver's Education classes.  Option One is a package of Classroom Instruction and Behind the Wheel.  Option Two is Behind the Wheel only.  To register, scroll up to Explore All Programs at the top of the page.


Fall 2022 class schedule


Learning Exchange

Click to view classes and registration information 

For more information on Learning Exchange
see our webpage.


Bloomington Community Education

2575 W. 88th Street, Suite 200

Bloomington, MN 55431

952-681-6100

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.