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District Preschool

2019-20 Preschool Registration!

Registration will start February 1, 2019.

Early Childhood Screening

Completion of Early Childhood Screening is required for all students in the District 833 Preschool starting at age 3. To schedule an appointment call 651-425-6175 or click here to schedule a screening date online. Be sure to mention your child is registering for the District 833 Preschool program. If your child is not 3 yet, you can wait until next fall to screen.

Your child will not be placed in a class if they will be  4 years old by 9/1/19 and have not yet been screened.

2019-20 Preschool Registration

We are excited to offer various preschool options through our district Community Education program for three and four-year-old children.  If your child turns three or four on or before September 1, 2019, they are eligible for this program.

On Tuesday, February 19th  each school will be holding a fours Pre-Kindergarten Information Night.  If you are interested in the program, this is a perfect opportunity to see the school, check out the preschool classroom, and ask any questions you may have.   Check School website for the hours for each schools information night as sites do vary.

The three's preschool information nights will be held on the following dates:
Monday February 11th - 6:00-7:00pm
Valley Crossing Elementary
9900 Park Crossing
Woodbury, MN 55125


Tuesday February 12th - 6:00-7:00pm
District Program Center
8400 E Point Douglas Road S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

The Community Education preschool brochure will be online by February 1, 2019 and will provide more information on the preschool option through our district Community Education program as well as other opportunities for preschool children.  The preschool brochure will also be mailed to homes the first week in February.  The preschool program is a fee-based program but financial assistance is available for those that qualify. Preschool registration will take place online at www.sowashco.ce.eleyo.com beginning on February 1 through March 1.  Registrations that are fully completed will be placed in the initial placement lottery, and families will be notified of placement by Friday, April 5.  If your family does not have access to a computer, the Early Childhood office staff will be happy to assist you with registration over the phone.   If you have questions or need support with your registration, please contact, Patty Freeman , the Early Childhood Program Office Coordinator for our Cottage Grove, Newport or St. Paul Park sites, at 651-425-6632 or pfreeman@sowashco.org. For Woodbury locations, please contact Brenda Griffin at 651-425-2701 or bgriffin@sowashco.org.   Please note that if your child is receiving special education services please contact your child’s case manager to discuss preschool options.

In addition to online registration, please also submit the following materials to ensure a completed preschool registration:

  • Birth Certificate (copy)
  • Immunization Record to Date
  • Early Childhood Screening – This is for children who are registering for the fours program only.  Please note your child will not be placed in the initial lottery for placement in a class if they have not been screened.  The following dates have been set-aside for Pre-K Screening: 2/20, 2/22, 2/26 and 2/28. For an appointment, call Crystal at 651-425-6175 and state that you are registering for the District 833 PreK Program.

    If you are interested in your three or four-year-old attending our Preschool Program, please complete the online registration at www.sowashco.ce.eleyo.com and turn in your birth certificate and immunizations to the District Program Center Early Childhood office before Friday, March 1, 2019.  For your convenience, you can also email your materials to the Early Learning Office to pfreeman@sowashco.org or fax to 651-425-6632 before Friday, March 1, 2019.