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.

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


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.

18-19 Enrollment Forms for Kaleidoscope Preschool (pdf, 1 MB)

These must be completed in order to attend Kaleidoscope. Please fill out and return to our office before the first day of classes on September 10th, 2018.

Summer Kaleidoscope Preschool Program

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