2020-21 Preschool Information
2020-21 Preschool Registration Form
Preschool Camp Wrap-Around Program

2020-21 Información del Preescolar
2020-21 Formulario de Inscripción Preescolar
Campamento Preescolar


Mindy Arnzen, Preschool Teacher
Patty Stordahl, Preschool Teacher
Bertha Diaz Torres, Preschool Assistant (Bilingual)
Beatriz Munoz, Preschool Assistant (Bilingual)
Laura Bertram, Reading Corps Tutor

Preschool Programs offered at Melrose Area Schools
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
. Carpooling and the TriCAP bus are two options. TriCAP phone number is 320-251-1612 x 1, or 1-888-765-5597 x 1.
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.

Students in the 4/5-year-old class may 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.
Parents will need to provide transportation home after the morning class, and before the afternoon class. Carpooling and the TriCAP bus are two additional options. TriCAP phone number 320-251-1612 x 1, or 1-888-765-5597 x 1.
*Please call 256-6010 if you are interested in preschool.


Kayla Dragseth, Preschool Screening Coordinator
320-256-5160 x 3401

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
Health History
Immunization Records
Skills in Thinking
Communication & Language
Large/Small Muscles
Social/Emotional Development

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 3401.

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 call 320-256-6010 to share your current address and your child’s information.

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Preschool Parents login to Pearson: Pearson SuccessNet

Car Seat Safety
Free Books for Kids 5 and Under/ Libros Gratis!
Give Kids a Smile
Idea Box
Reach Up/Head Start
Unite for Literacy
Websites for Young Children/FamiliesGreat River Regional Library, Children's Page