Getting Ready for K

Welcome to St. Louis Park Public Schools. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

Required Documents
These three items are required by the state of Minnesota before your child can enter kindergarten:
+Your child’s birth certificate
Birth certificates can be obtained from any Hennepin County Service Center (the closest is Ridgedale, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka), 612.348.8240.

+Free Early Childhood Screening
If your child has not yet been screened, call Lisa Reynolds at 952.928.6726 to schedule an appointment.

+Up to date immunizations
You will be asked to provide a record of your child’s shots at Kindergarten Roundup. All children entering kindergarten must have a varicella (chickenpox) vaccine (or a history of having chickenpox) and a second dose of vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella. Free health checkups and immunizations are available at Central Clinic located in our Central Community Center. The Clinic is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1-4:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. You can also make an appointment by calling 952/993-1100. If your child should not have immunizations for medical reasons or because of the conscientiously held beliefs of the parents, the school must have written proof of exemption.

Early Learning Program (ELP)
Ages 33 months to 5 years
In the 2013-2014 school year, Ready Set Learn, First Steps, Pals and Pals+ will blend together to become one program.   This integrated delivery model will allow us to better meet the needs of families, align with our mission and strategic plan, and utilize resources more efficiently and effectively.   SLPS ELP will offer children and families:

  • A simple, straightforward intake and registration process
  • Choice of morning and afternoon sessions
  • Opportunities for parent education
  • Integrated class model that aligns better with kindergarten classrooms
  • Same professional teaching team you’ve come to love
  • Equitable use of resources
  • Opportunities to serve more children in our community in the future

YOU CAN ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN ONE OF OUR EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM CLASSES ANY TIME DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.
Tuition assistance funds may be available for those families who qualify.  For an application, please call 952-928-6785.

Early Childhood Screening
Ages 3 1/2-4
Located at Central Clinic, within Central Community Center
Call 952.928.6726 to schedule an appointment or get more information.
An early look at your child’s health and development, early childhood screening allows any health and developmental concerns to be addressed at least one year before a child enters kindergarten. This free service is required by the state of Minnesota for entrance into Kindergarten. PLEASE DO IT EARLY! The ideal age is between 3 1/2 and 4 years of age. Screening includes height, weight, vision test, hearing test and developmental games. We are screening children on Thursdays and some Fridays at the Central Clinic.

Kids’ Place Child Care
No matter which option you choose for your family, Kids’ Place Child Care can provide before and after school care for your kindergartener. The program is open all year, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on most school release days and holidays. There are a variety of flexible enrollment options available. For information on Kids’ Place, call 952.928.6764; email kidsplace@slpschools.org.

 

Ready, Set, Go for Success in Kindergarten
in St. Louis Park Public Schools
Kindergarten
What is Kindergarten Ready?
Ready, Set, Go – English  A parent’s guide for preparing for kindergarten within the family’s daily routine.
Ready, Set, Go – Somali   Tusaalaynta waalidka iyo u diyaargarowga barbaarinta caruurta ee qoyska si
joogtaynta ah
Ready, Set, Go – Spanish  Guía de padres para prepararse para el kínder dentro de la rutina diaria de la familia

St. Louis Park Community Education
a department of St. Louis Park Public Schools
6425 West 33rd Street
St. Louis Park MN 55426
952.928.6061

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