Preschool Programs offered at Melrose Area Schools
Preschool Info & Registration Packet English
Preschool Info & Registration Packet Spanish
Scholarship Criteria/Criterios de becas
Scholarship Application - English
Solicitud de beca- Spanish - Primero llegado, primero servido
Preschool Supply List
Lista de Suministros Preescolares
Threes & Fours Preschool:
For children age 3 September 1st of the school year, and potty trained.
An exceptional opportunity for children (and their parents) to gently ease into the preschool experience. Children work on listening skills, working cooperatively with others, pre-reading and pre-math skills. *Please call 256-6010 if you are interested in preschool.
Transportation is your responsibility. Car pooling and the TriCAP bus are two options. (TriCAP phone number is 800-600-7498)
Fours & Fives Preschool:
For children age 4 by September 1st of the school year.
This preschool is designed to help prepare children for kindergarten. The classes meet 5 days a week for two hours and forty five minutes each day. The morning session will be held from 8:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. and the afternoon class will be held from 12:05-2:50 p.m.
Your child may be able to ride the bus to school for the morning class, and home from school for the afternoon class, if you live in the Melrose School District. We will provide you with bussing information upon request. Car pooling and the TriCAP bus are also two options. (TriCAP phone number is 800-600-7498)
*Please call 256-6010 if you are interested in preschool.
Kandice Boettcher, ECFE Coordinator/Preschool/ECFE Teacher
Lisa Goerdt, Preschool Assistant
Tammy Gysberg, Reading Corps Tutor
Tirza Ludwig, Preschool Teacher/Screening Coordinator
Patty Stordahl, Preschool Teacher
Early Childhood Screening
Is your child 3 years old?
Melrose Public Schools Early Childhood Screening is a check on how your child is growing and developing.
Early Childhood Screening helps you:
*Find out how your child is doing.
*Connect you and your child to early childhood programs and other community services.
*Answer your parenting questions.
What happens during Screening?
Trained professionals will check your child’s:
Vision & Hearing
Skills in Thinking
Communication & Language
All of this information is important for your child’s continued learning and readiness for future school success. After the screening, you will be given a full report of your child’s learning and growth. Information to support your job as a parent will also be available. Screening is required for entrance into kindergarten.
For more information about screening, or to schedule an appointment, please call 256-5160 x 3429 and ask for Tirza Ludwig.
If you are concerned that the school does not have proper contact information for you, and your child is between 3 and 4 years old, please contact Tirza to give her your current address and your child’s information.
Free Parenting Book, check this out!
Preschool Parents login to Pearson: Pearson SuccessNet
Bright and Beyond Monthly Activities
Car Seat Safety
Free Books for Kids 5 and Under/ Libros Gratis!
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
MN Parent Know
Reach Up/Head Start
Unite for Literacy
Websites for Young Children/Families
Great River Regional Library, Children's Page