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Connections Preschool

2020-2021 (Current School Year)
On January 21, students currently enrolled in the Connections Preschool returned to in-person learning. Students enrolled in Connections Preschool Digital Academy are continuing in the digital model through the end of the school year. Click here for more information. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

2021-2022 School Year (beginning September 2021)
We are happy to announce, the District 196 Connections Preschool application will be available online beginning Friday, March 12, 2021. For more information and details regarding the 2021-2022 school year, click on the Connections Preschool brochure.

Applications received before April 5 will have priority processing. Families in this group will be notified by the end of April via email whether their child has been registered in a preschool classroom OR if they have been placed on a waiting list.

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Connections Preschool is for 3- and 4-year old children living in District 196. We provide a safe, fun and engaging opportunity for your family.

Young children are eager to learn and play. Connections Preschool gives children an opportunity to interact with other children in fun, engaging activities while learning important skills. The curriculum supports young children in developing skills in the following areas: creativity and the arts, language and literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, physical and motor, and social and emotional. Children in Connections Preschool assume increasing personal responsibility and independence as they grow and develop.

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    Contact Connections Preschool

    Administrative Office:
    Dakota Valley Learning Center (DVLC)
    office 952-388-1977
    address 4679 144th St. W., Apple Valley, MN 55124