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Little Rangers Preschool Information

  • The Early Childhood Programs are an integral part of Forest Lake Area Schools (FLAS). We work together to assure that children transition smoothly into kindergarten. Our high-quality preschool classes focus on each child's social, physical, and pre-academic development. We use the curriculum Big Day for Prek by Scholastic to support a play-based approach to learning. This curriculum also allows children to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities through hands-on exploration and discovery. The real-life skills that students develop through STEM help them become better problem-solvers and learners. Children will learn age-appropriate math, writing, music, art, language, and science while making friends and experimenting with their growing independence. Curriculum outcomes and objectives are aligned with the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress. Classes are taught by professional and dedicated staff who have extensive experience working with children birth to age five.

    Little Rangers Preschool is available district-wide!

    If you would like to visit one of our preschool locations, please call the site to schedule a tour:

    Education Center  - 651-982-8318
    Columbus Elementary -  651-982-8900
    Forest View Elementary - 651-982-8200
    Lino Lakes Elementary  - 651-982-8850
    Linwood Elementary - 651-982-1907
    Scandia Elementary - 651-982-3300
    Wyoming Elementary - 651-982-8000

Helpful Information

  • Registration

    • All classes begin one week after K-6 classes begin.
    • Orientation sessions will be held two weeks prior to the start of preschool. Information will be sent to families during the summer. 
    • Children must be the appropriate age by September 1, of the designated school year.
    • Many classes are integrated with Early Childhood Special Education.
    • Limited transportation options for four and five year olds within your elementary school boundaries.
    • Required registration forms can be found online at You may fax your child's forms directly to us at 651-982-8375 or email them to 
    • If you need registration forms mailed to you, please call 651-982-8349


    Preschool fees

    • A non-refundable registration fee of $40 is due with registration and charged once your contract is accepted in April/May.
    • Invoices will be emailed at the beginning of the month and due by the 10th of the month to avoid a $10 late fee.
    • Preschool class fees are based on a daily rate per contract day. You will be invoiced the actual number of contracted days per month.
    • Class fees and times are listed on the Class Options page. 
    • All programs will be invoiced from September - May.
    • No refunds will be given for an absence or school closing (inclement weather days).