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Connections Preschool

2022-2023 School Year

Connections Preschool 2022-2023 school year is now underway! Applications received will be reviewed only if space becomes available throughout the 2022-2023 school year. Please note that applicants are not placed on a first-come, first-served basis. View brochure in English | Daawo buug-yaraha oo af-soomaali ah | Ver folleto en español

Tuition assistance and scholarships are available for families with identified needs. Families may submit a scholarship application when completing enrollment documents if they are placed in a class.


2022-2023 Preschool Application

Pay Preschool Invoice 2022-2023

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Nature-based Connections Preschool Class at Oak Ridge Elementary

Oak Ridge Elementary School of Leadership, Environmental and Health Science is partnering with Connections Preschool to offer a unique option to experience preschool in a primarily outdoor classroom environment (an indoor classroom will also be utilized). In this program, children will experience the same curriculum and social opportunities as Connections Preschool, all while being immersed in Minnesota's changing seasons and variety of weather.

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Learn More About Connections Preschool

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, and November 1, 2022 for Preschool Discovery.

  • Families must complete the online application.

  • Concurrent enrollment in Connections Preschool and other state and/or district funded programs cannot be accommodated (ex. 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.


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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