Preschool

Enrollment for 2024-2025 is open. Please click the button above to complete the online enrollment form.

Owatonna Community Education has two options for preschool. Little Learners is for children who will be three years old by September 1. Bright Beginnings is for children who will be four years old by September 1. 

Bright Beginnings / School Readiness Preschool

Four-year-old Preschool
  • For children who are four years old by September 1.
  • A free preschool experience, made possible through state funding.

Class Options

  • 4 days a week, morning class
    • Roosevelt Community School, 8:30-11:30 am 
  • 5 days a week, morning or afternoon classes
    • Owatonna Education Center, 8:15-10:45 am or 12:15-2:45 pm
    • Roosevelt Community School, 12:30-3:00 pm

Benefits of Bright Beginnings Preschool

  • Curriculum: Fountas & Pinnell literacy skills that set the foundation for reading, Everyday Math, Conscious Discipline social skills.
  • Most classrooms are co-taught by two licensed teachers (Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education) to meet all student needs. All classrooms have 2-3 adults.
  • Dramatic play, writing, reading, art, building, and sensory centers in all classrooms.
  • Building independence & self help skills. 
  • Opportunities to engage in parent-child activities including field trips, conferences, and information posted to ClassDojo.
     

Enroll online or stop into Roosevelt Community School for a paper application

Little Learners Preschool

Three-year-old Preschool
Three-year-old Preschool
  • For children who are three years old by September 1.
  • Tuition based preschool, scholarships available.

2023-24 Class Options

  • Morning Class Options
    • Roosevelt Community School, 8:30-10:30  MWF or 8:30-10:30 Tue/Th
    • Owatonna Education Center, 8:15-10:45 MWF or 8:15-10:45 Tue/Th
  • Afternoon Class Option
    • Roosevelt Community School, 1:00-3:00 pm MTuW

Little Learners preschool has 2- and 3-day class options. This is a great introduction to a formal learning experience. All classrooms have group time, centers, snack, and free play. Children are assessed on early language, literacy, math, and social skills and participate in ongoing and engaging learning experiences in these areas.

Watch the video to learn about our Owatonna Public Schools preschool options including Little Learners for three-year-olds and Bright Beginnings for four-year-olds.