Community Education

RPS Preschool
Let's go to Preschool!
Rochester Public Schools Preschool, is high quality preschool programming provided by PAIIR, Rochester Public School's Preschool Early Childhood Family Education program (ECFE). RPS offers 2, 3, 4, and 5 day per week preschool options for 3 to 5 year olds.

Preschool Registration for the


opens February 1st, 2017!

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RPS Preschool features:

High Quality Early Childhood Education -supporting all areas of development

Research Based, Age Appropriate Curricula and Assessments

Weekly Parent Education Day Options-Parents play a vital role in preparing their children for school. Spend time with your child in the classroom and get information and resources on how to support your child’s learning.

Ongoing Parent/Teacher Communication - including Parent/Teacher conferences

Staff with MN Licensure & Ongoing Professional Development in:

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Early Childhood Special Education

  • Parent Education

Quality Learning Environment - All RPS Preschool classrooms are 4 Star Parent Aware Rated.

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Tuition, Fees & Financial Assistance
- A $75 non-refundable deposit is required with registration. The deposit will be applied to the May 2018 tuition payment. Preschool tuition and fees are billed monthly. RPS Preschool partners with School Readiness, the MDE Early Learning Scholarship program (Pathways I and II), and the PAIIR/School Readiness Advisory Council to provide limited preschool scholarships for qualified families.

Registration - Your child will need to be the appropriate age for class on or before September 1 of that program year. You will need to register each child separately. Register at the PAIIR/ECFE Office at the Northrop Education Center at 201 8th St. NW. For questions call 328-4020.


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