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  • 2023-2024 Early Childhood Family Education

    Early Childhood Family Education (birth-5 years old) Parent/Guardian and child classes as well as parent support.
  • 2023-24 Preschool

    En español This year all students enroll for preschool using the same set of questions regardless of age or preferred site or time. The program administrators will then create a contract and place your child at a specific site/time based on your responses to the enrollment questionnaire. If you are a current Preschool or ECFE family who filled out the Priority Registration form, a contract will be created for you, you do NOT need to create another contract. 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. We offer Preschool for Four's 5 days per week (M-F) for 2.5 hours at Pond and Southwood Centers and for those who live in the attendance areas of Oak Grove, Valley View, and Washburn Elementary. To receive busing to Oak Grove, Valley View, and Washburn you MUST live or have a daycare address in that school's enrollment area. To receive busing to Pond Center you must live or have daycare address in the Indian Mounds or Poplar Bridge enrollment area. To receive busing to Southwood Center you must live or have a daycare address in the Normandale Hills, Olson, Ridgeview, or Westwood enrollment areas. Visit https://www.bloomington.k12.mn.us/find-your-school to confirm your enrollment area. Children must be 4 years old as of September 1st, 2023 to attend Preschool for Four's. We offer Preschool for Three's 2 days per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) or 3 days per week (Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays) for 2.5 hours at Pond and Southwood Centers. Parents/guardians must provide transportation to and from school, unless a child is on an IEP and qualifies for Early Childhood Special Education busing. Children must be 3 years old as of September 1st, 2023 to attend Preschool for Three's. We offer Preschool SAFARI classes for three and four year olds (mixed age) at Pond Center (AM & PM), Hillcrest (PM), Normandale Hills (AM & PM), and Westwood (AM) for those families looking for before or after class daycare. Please remember to also create a Preschool SAFARI CARE contract here: https://bloomington.ce.eleyo.com/child-care/32/preschool-safari-care. For more information Preschool SAFARI CARE, email KidsSafari@isd271.org. Children must be 3 years old as of September 1st, 2023 to attend Preschool SAFARI. Children who are 5 years old as of September 1st, 2023 may potentially attend a 4 year old preschool class, BUT because they are eligible for Kindergarten, they are ineligible for the Sliding Fee Scale and will need to pay the full price Level 4 tuition and fees. 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: www.bloomington.k12.mn.us/enrollment Click on ENROLL NOW Early Childhood Screening: ecscreening.youcanbook.me Call 952-681-6200 or email ecscreening@isd271.org for more information on screening. 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 for Three’s, 2 days per week $0 $39.75 $79.50 $159 Preschool for Three’s, 3 days per week $0 $59.75 $119.50 $239 Preschool 5 days per week $0 $99.50 $199 $398 OPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION FEE Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Monthly fee for Preschool for Four’s only $0 $0 $25 $50 Preschool has a sliding fee scale available for families who have a documented financial need. All income must be verified in order to qualify for the sliding scale fee. Pathway 1 Early Learning scholarships area accepted. For more information on how to qualify visit the following LINK. For more information, call 952-681-6200 or email earlylearning@isd271.org Para ayuda en Español contacte a 952-681-6219 revangelista@isd271.org Hadii aad u baahan tahay caawinaad dheeraad oo Somali ah ,Fadlan soo Wac 952-681-6269 qhassan@isd271.org
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  • 2023-24 Step into Preschool

    Step into Preschool is currently full. Please reach out to our office at 952-681-6200 with questions. Step into Preschool is a class designed for children who turn 3 after September 1st, 2023. Children will get a taste of what preschool is like in this class. A licensed teacher will provide opportunities for children to work on social emotional, language and literacy skills through read alouds, conversation and singing with friends and adults other than their caregivers. Playtime on the playground and/or in the gym will be included throughout the day. Classes will be offered 2 days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am at Valley View Elementary School. Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received based on your child's date of birth. Children MUST be 3 years old and potty trained before attending class. Sliding fee scale applies. This class will be billed monthly. You will also be eligible for early preschool registration for the 2024-2025 school year when enrolled in this class.
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  • 2024-25 Preschool (starts Fall 2024)

    REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024-25 PRESCHOOL YEAR WILL OPEN AT 8AM WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17TH! 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. Again this year all students enroll for preschool using the same set of questions regardless of age or preferred site or time. The program administrators will then create a contract and place your child at a specific site/time based on your responses to the enrollment questionnaire. We offer Preschool for Four's 5 days per week (M-F) for 2.5 hours at Pond and Southwood Centers and Oak Grove Elementary, Valley View Elementary, and Washburn Elementary. To receive busing to Oak Grove, Valley View, and Washburn you MUST live or have a daycare address in that school's enrollment area. For students who live in any other Elementary enrollment area, the busing goes as follows: Four year old children who live or have a daycare address in Valley View Middle School and Oak Grove Middle School enrollment areas are able to bus to Pond Center. Four year old children who live or have a daycare address in Olson Middle School enrollment area are able to bus to Southwood Center. Visit https://www.bloomington.k12.mn.us/find-your-school to confirm your enrollment area. Children must be 4 years old as of September 1st, 2023 to attend Preschool for Four's. We offer Preschool for Three's 2 days per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) or 3 days per week (Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays) for 2.5 hours at Pond and Southwood Centers. Parents/guardians must provide transportation to and from school, unless a child is on an IEP and qualifies for Early Childhood Special Education busing. Children must be 3 years old as of September 1st, 2023 to attend Preschool for Three's. We offer Preschool SAFARI classes for three and four year olds (mixed age) at Pond Center (AM & PM), Hillcrest (PM), Normandale Hills (AM & PM), and Westwood (AM) for those families looking for before or after class daycare. Please remember to also create a Preschool SAFARI CARE contract here: https://bloomington.ce.eleyo.com/child-care/32/preschool-safari-care. For more information Preschool SAFARI CARE, email KidsSafari@isd271.org. Children must be 3 years old as of September 1st, 2023 to attend Preschool SAFARI. Children who are 5 years old as of September 1st, 2023 may potentially attend a 4 year old preschool class, BUT because they are eligible for Kindergarten, they are ineligible for the Sliding Fee Scale and will need to pay the full price Level 4 tuition and fees. 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. These steps MUST be completed before your contract could be approved and your child placed in a class. Registration with school district: www.bloomington.k12.mn.us/enrollment Click on ENROLL NOW Early Childhood Screening: ecscreening.youcanbook.me Call 952-681-6200 or email ecscreening@isd271.org for more information on screening. 2024-25 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 for Three’s, 2 days per week $0 $41 $82 $164 Preschool for Three’s, 3 days per week $0 $61.50 $123 $246 Preschool 5 days per week $0 $102.50 $205 $410 OPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION FEE Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Monthly fee for Preschool for Four’s only $0 $0 $30 $60 Preschool has a sliding fee scale available for families who have a documented financial need. All income must be verified in order to qualify for the sliding scale fee. Pathway 1 Early Learning scholarships area accepted. For more information on how to qualify visit the following LINK. For more information, call 952-681-6200 or email earlylearning@isd271.org Para ayuda en Español contacte a 952-681-6219 revangelista@isd271.org Hadii aad u baahan tahay caawinaad dheeraad oo Somali ah ,Fadlan soo Wac 952-681-6269 qhassan@isd271.org
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  • Camp/Summit SAFARI

    Camp SAFARI is a full day school-age child care program for youth entering kindergarten through 4th grade. The philosophy of Camp SAFARI is to lead children to discover friendship, independence and confidence through art, music, sports, drama and recreational activities. The staff and program facilitates a warm and secure environment for channeling children's energy and meeting their individual needs. Camp SAFARI is located in the following buildings this year: Ridgeview and Valley View Elementary schools. A light breakfast, afternoon snack and many fun activities are included in your tuition. *Space is limited, site is not guaranteed.* Summit SAFARI is for students entering 5th and 6th graders offering new and fresh opportunities that are geared for this age. We will have leadership opportunities, community service and so much more. This program will be held at Valley View Middle School.
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  • Early Camp SAFARI

    Early Camp SAFARI is a summer experience for children completing the 2023/24 school year in a BPS preschool program. It is designed to meet the needs of working families who need full-day child care and desire a summer camp experience. Children will discover friendship, independence, and confidence through art, music, sports, drama, and recreational activities. The staff and program facilitates a warm and secure environment for channeling children's energy and meeting their individual needs. Early Camp SAFARI is located at Valley View Elementary School. A light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided. Children will need to bring a water bottle from home. Also included are water days on-site and special events throughout the summer.
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  • InSports

    On Fridays at Valley View Middle School we will have a partnership program with InSports. InSports is a nonprofit organization with a purpose to help kids participate in sports, regardless of financial barriers. InSports will be hosting games and activities, as well as social emotional lessons. Friday Partnership will be from 2:45-4:45 on Fridays for Valley View Middle School students only. Los viernes en la escuela Valley View Middle, tendremos un programa en colaboración con InSports. InSports es una organización sin fines de lucro cuyo objetivo es ayudar a los niños a participar en deportes, independientemente de su situación financiera. InSports organizará juegos y actividades, así como lecciones socioemocionales. Esta colaboración de los viernes será de 2:45 p.m. a 4:45 p.m. sólo para los estudiantes de la escuela Valley View Middle.
  • Kids' SAFARI

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

    Families will register for the preschool class time separately from the care times. The chart below has information on rates and sites. Locations and rates
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  • Preschool for Four's 22-23

    REGISTRATION HAS NOW ENDED FOR THE CURRENT 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR To register for Fall of 2023 classes, go to https://bloomington.ce.eleyo.com/child-care/39/2023-24-preschool Currently many sites are 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 have be FOUR years old as of September 1st, 2022 in order to attend 22-23 Preschool for Four's. Starting preschool is an exciting milestone in your child’s life. The Bloomington preschool 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. The year before kindergarten is an exciting time, as your child’s abilities and independence grow by leaps and bounds! 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. We offer Preschool for Four's 5 days per week (M-F) for 2.5 hours at Pond and Southwood Centers and for those who live in the attendance areas of Indian Mounds, Oak Grove, Valley View, and Washburn Elementary. To receive busing to Indian Mounds, Oak Grove, Valley View, and Washburn you MUST live or have a daycare address in that school's enrollment area. To receive busing to Pond Center you must live or have daycare address in the Poplar Bridge enrollment area. To receive busing to Southwood Center you must live or have a daycare address in the Normandale Hills, Olson, Ridgeview, or Westwood enrollment areas. Visit https://www.bloomington.k12.mn.us/find-your-school to confirm your enrollment area. Looking for mixed-age 5 day a week preschool with before and after care? Check out Preschool SAFARI! 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: www.bloomington.k12.mn.us/enrollment Click on ENROLL NOW Early Childhood Screening: ecscreening.youcanbook.me Call 952-681-6200 or email ecscreening@isd271.org for more information on screening. Check out the Community Ed Catalog for more information. 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 OPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION FEE Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Monthly fee for Preschool for Four’s only $0 $0 $25 $50
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  • Preschool for Three's 22-23

    REGISTRATION HAS NOW ENDED FOR THE CURRENT 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR To register for Fall of 2023 classes, go to https://bloomington.ce.eleyo.com/child-care/39/2023-24-preschool We will fill seats on a first come, first served basis with families that have completed all of the required paperwork and enrollments. Children must have been THREE years old as of September 1st, 2022 in order to attend Preschool for Three's. Starting preschool is an exciting milestone in your child’s life. The Bloomington preschool 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. Three-year-olds are bursting with energy and enthusiasm for learning and for making friendships. It is a time of physical, emotional and intellectual change. At 3, your child may be going to school for the first time. Our preschool program will provide a positive introduction to school. Opportunities to practice social skills and math, language, art and music activities will help build a foundation for school success. We offer Preschool for Three's 2 days per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) or 3 days per week (Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays) for 2.5 hours at Pond and Southwood Centers. 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 mixed-age 5 day a week preschool with before and after care? Check out Preschool SAFARI! 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: www.bloomington.k12.mn.us/enrollment Click on ENROLL NOW Early Childhood Screening: ecscreening.youcanbook.me Call 952-681-6200 or email ecscreening@isd271.org for more information on screening. Check out the Community Ed Catalog for more information. 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 for Three’s, 2 days per week $0 $38.75 $77.25 $154.50 Preschool for Three’s, 3 days per week $0 $58.00 $116 $232
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  • Targeted Services - Fusion

    New for 2023-24, afterschool Targeted Services programming will now all be under one umbrella and called Fusion. It will be a 4 day a week program, Monday through Thursday from 2:45pm to 4:45pm.