Half-Day Kaleidoscope Preschool

Kaleidoscope: Half-day, 2-5 days per week preschool program

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

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.

Half-Day Flexibility

Kaleidoscope Preschool offers parents a choice of classes for children ages 3 to 5, at three locations: Harley Hopkins Family Center in Hopkins, Meadowbrook Elementary in Golden Valley, and Glen Lake Elementary in Minnetonka. Our school year program runs from September-May. Kaleidoscope Summer Adventures summer preschool program begins in June.

Stay & Explore: Extend your child's school day

Extended-day options at four sites for your 4-5 year old
Extend your child's half-day Kaleidoscope session at the Eisenhower, Gatewood, and Meadowbrook sites from 6:45 a.m. -6:00 p.m.. Add extended day options after your child's morning Kaleidoscope session up to 6:00 p.m. at the Harley Hopkins site. Options vary by site, please check online for your site's specific options.
PLEASE NOTE: First, register for your child's Kaleidoscope Preschool section. Once you receive the confirmation for your child's Kaleidoscope section, you can add Stay & Explore options to extend your child's day. Check to be sure the Kaleidoscope section you are registering for offers extended-day options.

Questions? Call 952-988-5000 or email Kathy Willett, kathy.willett@hopkinsschools.org

Click to learn more about extended-day care options.

Kaleidoscope Preschool options include:

  • 2, 3 or 5 half-days per week, morning or afternoon sessions.
  • 8-week Saturday morning classes.
  • Classes for 3 and 4 year olds, multi-age classes for 3 to 5 year olds.
  • Year-Before-Kindergarten sections.
  • Inclusive preschool classes with the Hopkins Early Childhood Special Education Program at Harley Hopkins.
  • A four-week summer program called Summer Adventures, learn more.

Children learn through play as well as experiences planned to promote their social, emotional, cognitive, ethical, and physical growth.

Call 952-988-5000 or email us to inquire about current openings in preschool. Applications for 2018-19 Preschool Year will be available in the coming weeks.


Registration for Kaleidoscope Preschool for 2018-19

Registration information for the 2018-19 School year

Kaleidoscope Philosophy

In-depth information about the philosophy of our program.

Kaleidoscope Preschool Parent Handbook (pdf, 127 KB)

This brochure gives you information on all of our policies - including late pick up fees, weather policy and more.

Required Immunizations Before Entering Preschool (pdf, 189 KB)


Parents, your child must be up-to-date with their immunizations as they enter our classes.  Here is a handy guide to the required shots.

Summer Kaleidoscope Preschool Program

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