Half-Day Kaleidoscope Preschool

Kaleidoscope Preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds —half-day, 2-5 days per week plus a summer program.

Call 952-988-5000 or email us to inquire about current-year preschool openings.

Online registration for the 2019-20 school year will open on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. 

There will not be a lottery this year. In-district families have priority registration until Feb. 14 at 7:59am. At 8:00 am on Feb 14, all out-of-district registrations will be processed on a space-available basis.

Register for 2018-19 Kaleidoscope Preschool

Discover Hopkins Kaleidoscope Preschool for your 3-5 year old

Engaging classrooms, nurturing teachers, discovery-based curriculum, social and school readiness development — all designed to ignite your child's love for learning and build a solid foundation for kindergarten and beyond.

2019 Kaleidoscope  'Visit Us' Open House Dates
Plan now for 2019-20 preschool at Hopkins! Join us at our January Visit Us events:
  • Eisenhower Elementary: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 4-5 p.m.
    1001 Highway 7, Hopkins
  • Meadowbrook Elementary: Monday, Jan. 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    5430 Glenwood Avenue, Golden Valley
  • Gatewood Elementary: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    14900 Gatewood Drive, Minnetonka
  • Glen Lake Elementary: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1-2 p.m.
    4801 Woodridge Road, Minnetonka
  • Alice Smith Elementary: Thursday, Jan. 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    801 Minnetonka Mills Road, Hopkins
  • Harley Hopkins Family Center: Friday, Jan. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    125 Monroe Avenue S, Hopkins

Kaleidoscope offers Half-Day Flexibility, 2-5 days per week and Saturday options

Kaleidoscope Preschool offers parents a choice of classes for children ages 3 to 5, at locations in Golden Valley, Hopkins, and Minnetonka. Our school-year program runs from September-May. Kaleidoscope Preschool's Summer Adventures summer program begins in June.

Need extended-day options for your 4- to 5-year-old?
Extend your child's half-day Kaleidoscope session by adding Stay & Explore extended-day options. Build up to a full-day schedule (6:45-6:00 p.m.) at select sites. Learn more about registering for extended-day options.


Call Hopkins Early Childhood programs office at 952-988-5000 or email Preschool Programs Supervisor Kathy Willett: Kathy.Willett@HopkinsSchools.org


Kaleidoscope Philosophy

Indepth information about the philosophy of our preschool program.

Registration information for Kaleidoscope Preschool

Kaleidoscope Preschool (half-day, part-to-full week) registration information.

2018-19 (current year) Preschool Registration

This school year has begun, but there are limited spaces available throughout the year. If your child is showing signs of readiness for a preschool experience, please call us! We would be happy to enroll your child into one of our current-year preschool classes, space permitting.

Kaleidoscope Registration Forms, Handbooks, and Parent Information

Find application forms, parent handbooks, and other important information about your child's preschool program here.

Kaleidoscope Parent Calendars

Late starts, non-school days, school breaks, and more calendar information here.

Summer Kaleidoscope Preschool Program

Kaleidoscope Preschool's Summer Adventures program offers engaging experiences with literacy activities, music, STEM, art, outdoor play, and more.

Explore Hopkins Preschools at a Glance (pdf, 316 KB)

Use this comparison chart to find the Hopkins Preschool option that is right for your family!