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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education provides programming for our Youngest Learners and their Families!

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond! To learn more, review our Early Childhood Education brochure and our website. 

Welcome to Early Childhood Education!

Minneapolis Public Schools provides a range of early learning childhood programs and services for children ages birth to kindergarten and their families. Children learn a range of skills to prepare them for success in kindergarten, school and life, as their families learn how best to support their children as they grow. These programs and services include the following (see interactive map of locations):

español     Soomaali     Hmoob

Progress Indicators

The State of Minnesota’s early learning standards, called Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs) were revised and expanded in 2016. These standards provide a framework for a common set of developmentally-appropriate expectations for children ages birth to kindergarten. The ECIPs are aligned to the Minnesota Kindergarten Academic Standards.

Program Partners

Early Childhood Education values the strong partnerships of community providers and public programs. Some of our key partners are:

  •     Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  •     City of Minneapolis
  •     Head Start
  •     Hennepin County Library
  •     Hennepin County Hospital
  •     North Memorial Hospital
  •     Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)
  •     People Serving People Inc.
  •     Resources for Child Caring (RCC)
  •     Twin Cities United Way
  •     University of Minnesota
  •     Way to Grow
  •     YWCA Minneapolis