2023-24 Preschool Information/Informacion del Presscholar

Registration fee is $50, non-refundable.

*Dutchmen Preschool Wrap Around is an option to be at school for a full day. 
*Campamento Preescolar es una opción para estar en la escuela todo el dia.

Register here/registrar aquí

Preschool Teacher
320-256-5160 x 4210
Lisa Goerdt, Preschool Teacher
320-256-5160 x 3428
Mikayla Meece, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
320-256-5160 x 4219
Paula Ruoff, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
320-256-5160 x 3106
Patty Stordahl, Preschool Teacher
320-256-5160 x 3427


Threes & Fours Preschool:
(this 3 day class is currently full)

Or Tuesday & Thursday
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. 

Class meets Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings from 8:15-10:45 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday from 8:15-10:45 a.m.
*Please call 256-6010 if you are interested in preschool, register HERE.

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 thirty minutes each day. The morning session will be held from 8:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and the afternoon class will be held from 12:20-2:50 p.m.

*Our morning session for 2023-24 is full.

Register HERE.

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.

Tatum Holdvogt, Preschool Screening Coordinator
320-256-5160 x 4324

Is your child 4 years old and has not yet had an Early Childhood screening?
Register HERE

If so, it is your time to schedule your child's Early Childhood screening!

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 256-6010.

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.


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

Great River Regional Library, Children's Page

Little Dutchmen Wrap Around Program

The Little Dutchmen Preschool Wrap Around Program is an option to be at school for a full day. This program allows children to stay in school for the hours of the school day they are not in preschool. Children attending morning preschool class will transition to wrap around care after preschool hours and children attending the afternoon preschool class will start the day with wrap around.

Wrap Around Care is available Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays and some non-school days. We offer Wrap Around care on all regularly scheduled preschool days in Room 226, Melrose Elementary.

Morning: 8:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.     Afternoon: 10:45 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Wrap Around cannot accommodate drop-in or varied schedules. Students must attend regularly scheduled days to keep the environment as consistent as possible for all involved. 

All children attending Dutchmen Preschool Wrap Around will eat lunch at school. They have the option to pack a cold lunch or have a hot lunch at school. Hot lunches will be paid for by the parents, directly through the food service department.

*We encourage all families to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application (which will be available in August with the District Calendar and will also be posted on the school website). If your child qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch, you will be contacted by the Melrose Area Schools Food Service Department.

A healthy snack will be provided by the Dutchmen Preschool Camp Program in the morning and afternoon for all preschoolers and campers.

Registration Fee Payment: Non-refundable $20 per student with a $40 family maximum. Registration is done online through Eleyo at

Programa de Little Dutchmen Preschool Wrap Around

El Programa de Little Dutchmen Preschool Wrap Around es una opción para estar en la escuela un día completo. Este no es un preescolar de día completo, sino una oportunidad para que su hijo se adapte a la guardería fuera del horario del programa preescolar. Los niños que asisten a la clase por la mañana pasarán al campamento después del horario preescolar y los niños que asisten a la clase preescolar de la tarde comenzarán el día con el campamento.

 El Campamento Preescolar de Dutchmen está disponible de Lunes a Viernes, con la excepción de los días festivos y algunos días no escolares.Ofrecemos cuidado Wrap Around en todos los días de preescolar programados regularmente en el salon 226, de la escuela Primaria de Melrose. 

Campamento por la Manana: 8:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Campamento por la Tarde: 10:45 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

El Campamento Preescolar de Dutchmen no puede acomodar horarios variados o sin cita previa. Los estudiantes que asisten al campamento deben asistir a los días programados regularmente para mantener el ambiente lo más consistente posible para todos los involucrados.

Todos los niños que asisten al campamento preescolar de Dutchmen almorzarán en la escuela. Tienen la opción de traer un almuerzo frío de casa o tomar un almuerzo en la escuela. Los almuerzos serán pagados por los padres, directamente a través del departamento de servicio de alimentos.

*Animamos a todas las familias a completar la Solicitud de Almuerzo Gratis o Reducido (que estará disponible en Agosto con el calendario del distrito y también se publicará en el sitio web de la escuela). Si su hijo califica para almuerzo gratis o reducido, el Departamento de Servicios de Alimentos de las Escuelas del Área de Melrose se comunicará con usted.

El Programa del Campamento Preescolar de Dutchmen proporcionará un bocadillo saludable por la mañana y por la tarde para todos los niños en edad preescolar y los campistas.

Pago de la Tarifa de Inscripción: $20 por estudiante con un máximo familiar de $40. El registro se realiza en línea a través de Eleyo en

Preschool Wrap-Around Registration

Preschool Wrap Around Prices

4-5 years/ 5 half days

3-4 Years/3 half days

3-4 Years/3 half days/2 full days

$255 per month

$154 per month

$332 per month