Robbinsdale Area Schools
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Creating Experiences for Lifelong Learning

Opportunities for you and your child from birth through pre-kindergarten.

Nurturing Our Youngest Learners

Welcome to Robbinsdale Area Schools Early Learning

Helping Your Child Discover and Grow

Minnesota's Early Learning Standards

ECFE Classes and Activities

Support your child's growth and development

We provide services, classes and support for families with children from birth through pre-kindergarten.

Family Involvement and Support

Our parent educators are here to help with parenting questions , share information on child development and community resources. 

Preschool Options

Develop skills needed for kindergarten

Licensed teachers use a variety of research-based curriculum to thoughtfully engage children in activities which build essential school-readiness skills.

Early Childhood Screening

A free and simple check of your child's development

Early childhood screening is required for kindergarten and most preschool enrollment.

Early Learning News

October Early Learning PAC Meeting

Interested in being more involved? Join the Early Learning Parent Advisory Committee!

Robbinsdale Area Schools’ Early Learning Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is an important group of parents who work to support our district’s Early Learning programming.  PAC parents meet once per month to discuss programming, policies, advocacy, fundraising, and more.  

We would like to invite you to our October 25th PAC meeting from 6:30-7:45 pm.  The meeting will be held at the New Hope Learning Center or join with Google Meet. Child care for children 3 months - 5 years old will be available. Please call 763-504-4170 or email to reserve your spot.  Your RSVP will help us in planning for seating and childcare. 

The Joy of Grandparenting

Grandparents of infants, pre-birth to 12 months of age

"When a child is born, so are grandparents." Whether you will be, or are grandparenting, near of far, join other grandparents as you prepare for this special role, relationship and time in your life. We will explore how to support a brand new family, reading baby's cues and behaviors, ideas for play, and get an update of today's safety practices. There is no fee for this virtual class.

EF-F113 - Virtual
Tuesdays, October 17 & 24, 2023
6-7:30 PM

Student playing

We have 3 different Drop In & Play times this year. Come join the fun!

Tuesday 10:15-11:45am for caregivers and children 6 - 20 months

Thursday 12:45-2:00pm for caregivers and children 21- 42 months

Thursday 6-7:30pm for caregivers and children 3-4 years


All of our Drop In & Play events are held at New Hope Learning Center.

Address: 8301 47th Ave N New Hope, MN 55428

If you have any questions, please call 763-504-4170.

Build Community with Us!

Our Early Childhood Family Education classes love to build community by celebrating baby and parent milestones together. 

Parents and children enter our classroom and have time to explore and enjoy the space together before joining as a group for a circle time.  During circle time, we welcome everyone, sing songs, do finger plays or movement oriented activities, and read a book.  Next parents and children engage in a focus activity in which they explore materials together and parents make observations related to development.  Following the focus activity, parents join together in parent focused discussion and learning.  We end the evening by supporting the children around the table as they enjoy a snack and interaction with one another.  

Here are some of the classes we have available:

Incredible Infants (Age as of Sept. 1, 2023)

9 - 15 months; Tuesdays 6 - 7:30 PM

6 - 12 months; Wednesdays, 8:45 - 10:15 AM

6 - 12 months; Thursdays, 10:45 AM -12:15 PM

Birth - 12 months; Mondays beginning October 23, 6 - 7:30 PM, Virtual

Click here to get registered in Eleyo 

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Join us! All Early Learning families are welcome!

Free Dinner! Come play games, dance, listen to stories,  create some fun take home activities, and MUCH MORE!

Monday, October 9
5-6:30 PM
New Hope Learning Center - 8301 47th Ave N, New Hope

Use this QR Code to let us know if you can join us! (Registration not required)

District calendar update

The Board of Education has approved a change to the district calendar, moving a scheduled day off of school from Feb. 20 to March 5. This change was made to accommodate the Minnesota primary election.

Sign up for staff texts

The district has partnered with Raptor, a visitor management system that enhances school security. This system is used to prevent unwanted visitors from entering our buildings and track those coming and going.

Two students creating pottery bowls

The new school year is in full swing. As students and families are getting settled, here is some helpful information about school meals, including how to view menus and add funds to meal accounts.

Flower beds at NHLC!

Thank you to everyone that volunteered their time and energy to water our garden beds and trees this summer!

We expanded our Outdoor Learning opportunities at NHLC last Spring with wonderful results!

These garden beds support our Garden Study, which is part of our preschool curriculum. A group of dedicated and passionate educators will continue to expand our outdoor learning opportunities for Early Learning students. Studies have shown that outdoor learning can increase feelings of well-being, sustained attention and concentration, as well as supporting emotional, behavioral, and intellectual development.

Early Learning logo

We are excited to share that our Early Learning programs have a brand-new look. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during this project.

We are thrilled to share this branding with our community.

Program Calendar

New Hope Learning Center
New Hope Learning Center
New Hope Learning Center, 8301 47th Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428, USA
New Hope Learning Center
New Hope Learning Center
New Hope Learning Center, 8301 47th Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428, USA

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