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  • Age Group Classes

    Age Group Classes are grouped by specific developmental ages and stages. The age group cohorts allow us to focus activities and conversations on your child's current developmental milestones. Each class offers the ECFE class experience including parent and child time (PACT) followed by children's learning and play time as well as parent discussion. Sibling care is available where listed. 
  • Classes with Kits

    Need new ideas to engage your curious child(ren) at home? Your family will enjoy, exploring, investigating, and experimenting with our at home lessons. There will be video lessons and activities each week. These classes will have a one-time material pick-up prior to the start of class. Come explore with us! These are at-home/online courses.
  • Focus Classes

    Each Class offers the ECFE experience including PACT followed by children's learning and play time and a parent discussion. Parents move to a separate room for discussion. Child care is available.
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  • Non-Separating Classes

    You and your child will remain together for the entire class. Each class offers the ECFE experience including parent and child time (PACT). These classes include a parent discussion in the same room as your child. Nannies welcome.
  • Online Classes

    You've got parenting questions? We have information and support. Take our online classes from any device that can connect to the internet. All classes are readily available through Google Meets. 
  • Play with Purpose

    Discover learning through your child's eyes in these parent and child classes. Parents will enjoy circle time, themed play, songs, and stories with the children. See class descriptions for information about separation. Nannies welcome where indicated. 
  • Preschool Age Child Care

    Preschool Age Child Care provides a variety or developmentally-appropriate activities which will help your child practice new skills learned during their preschool day. Check out our website for more information: https://www.rochesterce.org/childcare/pacc 2021-22 School Year Rates: Morning Care 6:30 - 9:45 - $13 per day Mid Day Care 9:45 - 3:45 - $19 per day After care 3:45 - 6:00 PM - $13 per day PACC is not available on non-school days, school breaks or during inclement weather school closings.
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  • RPS Preschool

    Skills we build in preschool serve us for a lifetime—positive relationships, language and literacy, numbers and thinking skills, and much more. RPS Preschool prepares young learners ages 3-5 for a future of school and life success. We use a play-based approach facilitated by high quality educators with respected curricula and assessments in a positive learning environment. Rochester Public Schools Preschool is a quality preschool program that respects the unique needs of each child. When children are prepared to succeed at kindergarten entrance, all of society benefits. RPS Preschool Locations: Hoover Early Learning School 369 Elton Hills Dr NW Rochester, MN 55901 Northrop Education Center 201 8th ST NW Rochester, MN 55901 Mighty Oaks Early Learning School 3800 50th Ave SE Rochester, MN 55904 **COVID 19 Update** All RPS Preschool classrooms are using a Hybrid Learning Model through 2/26/2021. RPS Preschool students will return to 5 days in person learning on March 1st, 2021. For more information and class descriptions please visit our website at http://rochesterce.org/earlychildhood/RPS_preschoo... Our financial assistance application is available on request from the RPS Preschool/ECFS Office at Northrop Community Center, 507-328-4020 or you can apply online at https://forms.gle/J28DJ5jwfk5vnnaz8 Scholarships and assistance for 2021-22 will be awarded after April 1st 2021.
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  • School Age Child Care

    Welcome to School Age Child Care (SACC). The state guidelines for Elementary School students have changed. The state guidelines for child care students have not. At this time all 2020-2021 SACC sites are at capacity. Please call the SACC office if you are interested in being put on a wait list. 507-328-4040 APRIL 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS for new SACC CONTRACTS SUMMER SACC 2021 CONTRACT Gage Please call the SACC office to be put on a waitlist (328-4040) Sunset - Currently full to capacity Please call the SACC office to be put on a waitlist (328-4040) Ben Franklin - Currently full to capacity Please call the SACC office to be put on a waitlist (328-4040) 2021-2022 SACC SCHOOL YEAR CONTRACT
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  • Support Groups

    Support groups are a gathering of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort, advice and support. Each class offers the ECFE class experience including parent and child time (PACT) followed by children's learning and play time and a parent discussion. Parents move to a separate room for a parent discussion. No fee, however registration is required. Child care is available.
  • Week By Week

    Made to fit your schedule! Attend one class or all of the classes with our flexible "week by week" registration. Each class offers the ECFE class experience including parent and child time (PACT). Parent discussion also included. See class descriptions for information about separation. 
  • Yearlong

    Age Group Classes are grouped by specific developmental ages and stages. The age group cohorts allow us to focus activities and conversations on your child's current developmental milestones. Each class offers the ECFE class experience including parent and child time (PACT) followed by children's learning and play time as well as parent discussion. Open registration begins in the fall followed by priority registration for our winter and spring sessions, allowing the group participants to remain together for the entire school year. New participants are welcome to register if space is available.