Robbinsdale Area Schools
Community Education

Early Learning

Beginning at birth, programming is available for families. 

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Classes are designed to strengthen families and support children's healthy growth and development. We provide services, classes and support for families with children from birth through pre-kindergarten. Licensed teachers work to support parents and partner with them to help young children develop their physical, linguistic, cognitive and social potential.

ECFE will help you learn more about positive guidance, eating and sleeping habits, your child's development and other aspects of your relationship with your child. Visit out ECFE page to learn more.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Early Childhood Special Education provides opportunities for growth and support for children and their families. Any child between birth and five years of age with a demonstrated developmental delay, and who meets the eligibility criteria in early childhood special education, is eligible to receive services. 

If you have concerns about the way your child moves, sees, hears, plays, talks, or behaves, a referral for a free screening can be completed through the Minnesota Help Me Grow program. Find additional information about our ECSE programming on our Early Childhood Special Education page.

Preschool

ECFE Preschool are fee based classes that serve caregivers and children who are 3 or 4 years old as of September 1. Classes are held at the New Hope Learning Center and meeting for 2 1/2 hours each day. Programming is provided on a sliding fee scale.

Two to five day preschool includes fee-based classes that serve children who are 3 - 4 years old as of September 1. Classes meet 2 1/2 hours per day; classes are held at New Hope Learning Center and Zachary Lane Elementary. Programming is provided on a sliding fee scale, based on income.

Five-day preschool programming serves children who are 4 years old as of  September 1. Classes meet 2 1/2 hours per day, Monday through Friday to prepare students socially, emotionally and academically for success in Kindergarten and beyond. Programming is provided at no cost to families. Transportation is available in most cases.

Early Adventures is the full-day care with preschool component of Robbinsdale Area Schools. By combining high quality childcare with the district's preschool curriculum, this program offers an opportunity for students to prepare for Kindergarten in a safe, nurturing setting with adults who are especially trained to work with preschool students.

Early Childhood Screenings

As families prepare for kindergarten, we provide free early childhood screenings. This simple check will determine how your child is growing, developing and learning. Visit our screening page to learn how to schedule a childhood screening.