Early Childhood & Preschool Programs

We support families with both Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes and events, and high-quality preschool options to help you build the foundation for your child's love of learning and school readiness. Browse ECFE, preschool, and more below. Ready to register? Use the link below.

COVID-19 UPDATES: Distance Learning begins.

Distance Learning begins on Monday, April 6 for ECFE and Preschool Families, while our buildings remain closed. 

Find Early Childhood Distance Learning Plans here for ECFE and Preschool on our Distance Learning site here.

You can always find a link to the Distance Learning site on our District home page at HopkinsSchools.org, click the Distance Learning tile.

Child care for parents who are first responders and healthcare workers is available, register here.

YMCA is providing childcare for first responders on a first come/first served basis:
($40/day): ymcamn.org/mnchildcare

MNCOVIDSitters is providing care for families of health care workers:

Refund information:

Kids & Company, Stepping Stones Preschool, Kaleidoscope Preschool, and Stay & Explore will be refunding families for the days of March 16-April 3, 2020.

These programs will not be invoicing for April at this time. When invoicing does occur, a reduced rate will be offered to families depending on the length of the closure.

Distance learning will be provided for Kaleidoscope Preschool and Stepping Stones programs beginning April 6 and continuing until further notice.

Ready to register?  Register now!

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ECFE: Early Childhood Family Education Classes

Classes and programs designed especially for families with newborn babies to 5-year-olds.

Hopkins Preschools

Empowering young learners to reach their potential.

Early Childhood Screening Appointments

For safety reasons, screenings have been canceled during the COVID-19 school closure.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Events and information you need to know as your family prepares for kindergarten.

ECFE Registration Information

Registration Information for ECFE classes