Early Childhood Programs

Forest Lake Area Schools

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  • As of 11/28/18 all Little Ranger Preschool sites are 4-Star Parent Aware Rated! Hats off to the great staff for all their hard work! For more information on Parent Aware visit the certifications section.

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    Has there been a birth in your family recently?

    We want all Forest Lake Area School District families with young children to know about our program and opportunities for families. Complete census form and return to us to be added to our mailing list.


    Questions about Early Childhood programs? 

    Call (651) 982-8300 or email pbrier@flaschools.org


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About Us

  • About the Early Childhood Programs

    Welcome to the Early Childhood Program, part of Forest Lake Area Schools' Community Education Program. The Early Childhood Program provides a welcoming and enriching environment for families with children from birth to five years of age. We know that parents are their child's first and most important teachers. The goal of ECFE is to support parents in their child-raising role and provide children with opportunities to discover and learn. 

    There are three programs within the Early Childhood Program:

    • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
    • School Readiness (Half Day Preschool)
    • Community Preschool (Full Day Preschool)

Our Core Values

  • ECFE Core Values

    The purpose of Forest Lake Area Schools Early Childhood Program is to:

    • Strengthen families
    • Foster children’s development
    • Provide both parent and child education and learning
    • Partner with families to provide resources, education, and referrals.
    • Support opportunities for all families.