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2022-23 Preschool Safari Class

Preschool Safari class registration opened on JANUARY 10th, 2022. Currently Hillcrest, Westwood, and Normandale Hills (Morning Class) are all FULL and have a WAITLIST. If more than one class would work for your child, please list a second or third option on your contract, to improve your chances of getting an available seat. We fill seats on a first come, first served basis with families that have completed all of the required paperwork and enrollments. Children must be THREE years old as of September 1st, 2022 in order to attend Preschool Safari.

Starting preschool is an exciting milestone in your child’s life. The Bloomington Preschool Safari program is committed to preparing your child for success in kindergarten and beyond! 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.

Preschool classes focus on providing a foundation for lifelong learning and to help create social relationships. Children have both large and small group learning experiences in literacy, writing, math, music, art, and science.

Parents/guardians must provide transportation to and from school, unless a child is on an IEP and qualifies for Early Childhood Special Education busing.

Looking for preschool with busing for your incoming 4 year old? Check out Preschool for Four's.

Looking for a 2 or 3 day a week preschool program for your incoming 3 year old? Check out Preschool for Three's.

If you plan on using Before/After (or both) daycare at your Safari site, please remember to also create a Preschool Safari CARE contract here: For more information Preschool Safari CARE, email

In order to complete the preschool registration checklist we also need you to register with the school district as a student and complete an Early Childhood Screening.

Registration with school district:

Early Childhood Screening:
Call 952-681-6200 or email for more information on screening.

Check out the Community Ed Catalog for more information.
Normandale Hills Elementary
Poplar Bridge Elementary
Westwood Elementary Hillcrest Community School
PROGRAM Preschool Safari - AM & PM Preschool Safari - AM Preschool Safari - PM
Ages(As of September 1st, 2022) Mixed Age (3 & 4 Year Old) Mixed Age (3 & 4 Year Old) Mixed Age (3 & 4 Year Old)
Days Monday-Friday Monday-Friday Monday-Friday
Class Times AM Class: 9:05a-11:35aPM Class: 12:45p-3:15p AM 9:05a-11:35a PM 12:45p-3:15p
Tuition Cost Sliding Fee Scale Sliding Fee Scale Sliding Fee Scale
Early Childhood Special
Education (ECSE)
Services Available
Transportation Available NO ECSE transportation provided
during the Preschool class portion
of the day on a case-by-case basis.
ECSE transportation provided
during the Preschool class portion
of the day on a case-by-case basis.
Before Care Hours & Fees AM Class: 6:30a-9:05a, $15/day
PM Class: 6:30a-12:45p, $25/day
6:30a-9:05a$15/day 6:30a-12:45p$25/day
After Care Hours & Fees AM Class: 11:35a-6p, $25/day
PM Class: 3:15p-6p, $15/day
11:35a-6p$25/day 3:15p-6p$15/day
USE THIS CHART TO DETERMINE YOUR TUITION LEVEL AND COST Level 1, 2, & 3 require proof of income
FAMILY SIZE AND INCOME Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
2 $0-$28,452 $28,453-$31,896 $31,897-$41,465 $41,466+
3 $0-$35,844 $35,845-$40,188 $40,189-$52,244 $52,245+
4 $0-$43,236 $43,237-$48,480 $48,481-$63,024 $63,025+
5 $0-$50,628 $50,629-$56,760 $56,761-$73,788 $73,789+
6 $0-$58,020 $58,021-$65,052 $65,053-$84,568 $84,569+
REGISTRATION FEE Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
One time fee $0 $25 $50 $75
MONTHLY TUITION FEE Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Preschool 5 days per week $0 $96.50 $193 $386
2022-23 Preschool Safari Class Logo

School Year 2022-2023