Preschool

Discover an inclusive, student-centered preschool community where exploration, collaboration, and kindness are encouraged.

We are excited to meet you and support your child’s journey into preschool at Hopkins Public Schools! At Hopkins, your child will discover an inclusive, student-centered community where empathy, collaboration, and kindness are encouraged. They will develop creativity, confidence, and strong social relationships through play-based exploration of academic concepts built around their interests. 

Hopkins Preschool sites are located at each of our elementary schools and Harley Hopkins Family Center in Hopkins.

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2024-2025 Summer & Fall Preschool Registration 

Thank you for choosing Hopkins Preschool!

Currently Attending 2023-2024 Preschool Families: register starting February 21 at 8:00 a.m. - February 28 at 11:59 a.m.

In-District Families: may register starting February 28 at 12:00 p.m. - March 4 at 7:59 a.m.
[In-District also means families with currently attending ISD270 open-enrolled older siblings- please check YES to that question while registering.]

Out-of-District Families/All Families: may register starting March 4 at 8:00 a.m. 

Unsure if your family is in district or what school boundary you live within? Click here to find out!

Families in our Early Childhood Special Education program will work directly with our ECSE office for registration and do not need to register online until instructed.

All registrations are time-stamped when submitted, spaces are limited. Contracts will be finalized after our verification process, which may take up to two weeks to confirm. Please make sure to list your second and third class options within the enrollment questions. 

If you are asking for tuition assistance we will need your proof of income before or at time of registration. (Learn more about tuition assistance here.) Preschool spots will not be held if your enrollment information is incomplete.

Extended-Day preschool registration is a separate contract and will open March 25 at 8:00 a.m. for enrollment. Extended-Day options are only available to extend the four-hour five-day classes and to scholars that are age 3 or 4 by September 1st.  (Please note some extended mornings contracts are managed through Kids and Company and not Preschool.)

Non-School Day contracts, which are exclusively available for confirmed Extended-Day Preschool registered families, will be open for registration June 3, 2024 at 8:00 am. Please note contracts will be finalized after our verification process, which may take up to two weeks to finalize. 

Want more information? Watch our Preschool Information Night presentation here!

2024-25 Preschool

Preschool Options

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Be a Part of our School Community

Your child will be part of an inclusive school community that supports exploration of a broad range of meaningful play-based learning and relationship-building experiences. 

Your Hopkins preschooler will discover an inclusive school community where empathy, collaboration, and kindness are encouraged. They will develop creativity, confidence, and strong social relationships through play-based exploration of academic concepts built around their interests. 

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Student-Centered Curriculum

Our students are at the center of everything we do. When students feel heard, seen, and valued, they can do their very best work — that’s why love is one of our core values.

Our Reggio-Emilia inspired curriculum and physical spaces are designed to engage young minds and use their natural sense of discovery as a catalyst for deeper learning. Our nurturing teachers focus on your child’s academic and social-emotional success so they can reach their full potential.

For more information, email Preschool@HopkinsSchools.org, or call 952-988-5000.

Hopkins Preschool Main Office:
Harley Hopkins Family Center, 125 Monroe Ave S, Hopkins, MN