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The wait is over! 2017-2018 Preschool Options are decided and we are excited about these program options for our families.  Feel free to print of the 2017-18 Preschool Registration Packet for more detail (see link below) or pick up a copy at our main office.  Call 218-454-5430 with questions. 

Summer and Fall preschool registration will also be listed in the Community Education Guide mailed out April 7, 2017.  Registration will open up Monday, April 10 at 7:30am, walk in registrations only!  There is NO online registration available for preschool and applications will only be accepted at our main office (Brainerd Learning Center- ECFE, 311 10th Ave. NE, Brainerd). Please refer to our 2017-18 Preschool Registration Packet for more details on the registration process.

Brainerd Public Schools Preschool is taught by licensed early childhood teachers, offers learning experiences using researched-based curricula. In a caring and supportive learning environment, teachers focus on each child's unique skills, needs and learning ability and encourage children's curiosity and exploration. Through hands-on and age-appropriate learning activities, preschool children build confidence and self-direction and learn to follow rules, manage changes and resolve conflicts peacefully. Preschool children build on their interest in books and reading and develop listening, speaking and beginning writing skills. 
School Readiness Preschool is for children ages 3 to 5 (child only program) offered at the Brainerd Learning Center, Baxter Elementary, Nisswa Elementary and the Washington Building.
ECFE Plus Preschool is a parent and child preschool program for children ages 2 ½ - 5 years.  
This program allows parents and children to attend class together one day each week and then the children attend alone for one or two days during the week.  On the parent day each week parent will have the opportunity to meet and share together in a parent group where a parent educator will focus discussions on the joys and challenges of raising young children.