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Connections Preschool

2022-2023 School Year (beginning September 2022)

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2021-2022 School Year

Connections Preschool is no longer accepting applications for the current school year. Please look ahead to the 2022-2023 school year.

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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. Program requirements and information:

  • Families must live in District 196 boundaries

  • Children must meet age requirements as of September 1, 2022 for 3 and 4 year olds (November 1, 2022 for Preschool Discovery)

  • Concurrent enrollment in Connections Preschool and other state and/or district-funded programs cannot be accommodated (e.g. Head Start or Family School)

  • Connections Preschool is a collaboration with our district's Early Childhood Special Education program

  • Tuition assistance and scholarships are available for families with identified needs

View the current (2021-2022) brochure to learn more about Connections Preschool.

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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