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Bright Beginnings Preschool

St. Michael-Albertville School District 885 recognizes the importance of quality early education. It is our mission to create a safe, play-based environment of developmentally appropriate learning experiences for all students. We believe parental partnerships are essential for kindergarten readiness and in fostering a lifelong love of learning.

Bright Beginnings is an inclusive program, partnering with early childhood special education.

Bright Beginnings Schedule

Bright Beginnings is a part-time preschool program.  We do not offer any before or after childcare or transportation.  Children may only attend one session.

THREE or FOUR by September 1, 2024
7:45-10:15 AM

Tuesday/Thursday  OR Monday/Wednesday/Friday

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday thru Thursday

FOUR or FIVE by September 1, 2024

7:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Monday & Wednesday OR
Tuesday & Thursday

Tuition Pricing

Tuition is invoiced and payment is due on the 5th of each month.  Credit, check or cash are accepted.  Auto-pay can be set up through the Eleyo system. 
24-25 Pricing is as follows:

2 Half Days - $175 per month
3 Half Days - $215 per month
4 Half Days - $260 per month

2 Full school Days - $280 per month

Bright Beginnings Preschool is a school readiness and 4-star rated program by Minnesota’s Parent Aware rating system

for early childhood programs.


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Registration Information

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, February 19 at 12:01am

Families will be notified no later than March 15th of admittance or waitlist status.

Until notification, your registration is considered pending until approved.

While registering online, select one of the age-appropriate class options listed.

Teacher assignments, supply list, and more information to be announced in August.

*We accept children from all surrounding districts - no open enrollment required.



All children must be 3 or 4 before September 1, 2024,
per MN state guidelines.

Children must be completely toilet trained, meaning
independent wiping, washing and dressing.
No diapers or pull-ups.

Immunization records will be requested and early childhood screening scheduled during the year. Screening is not required for preschool registration.

more information on the STMA district website

What do we do in preschool?

(children 3 on or before 9/1/24)

  • Familiarization with school routines including separation, transitions, and turn-taking.
  • Children will develop rule following skills in a group setting and evolve social/emotional skills with peer interactions
  • Introduction to pre-academic and fine motor skills through play
  • Help foster a love of learning through play-based activities and beginning concepts

(children 4 on or before 9/1/24)

  • Cooperative group interactions, turn-taking, independence,and socialization
  • Literacy preparation including letter/sound recognition, reading, listening, and questioning
  • Pre-math skills of sorting, patterning, counting, quantifying objects
  • Fine motor practice including name writing and scissor skills
  • A solid foundation of skills to prepare children for kindergarten