Robbinsdale Area Schools
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Kindergarten video

Kindergarten is fun!

Don't take our word for it. Hear what students have to say about their kindergarten experience.

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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 Childhood!

Helping Your Child Discover and Grow

Minnesota's Early Learning Standards

ECFE Classes and Activities

Support your child's healthy growth and development

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

Family Involvement and Support

Stay connected

EC PAC members meet monthly during the school year. Child care is provided at no cost during meetings.

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

Cards for a Cause Early Learning Fundraiser

The Early Learning Parent Advisory Council are selling boxes of Usborne handcrafted cards for $30 each to support the Robbinsdale Area School Early Learning Program. Four of the boxes contain 30 beautiful cards, many with 3D elements. That's just $1 per card!! The Holiday Card Collection contains 50 cards! There are five boxes of cards to choose from: All Occasion Box #1, All Occasion Box #2, Thanks and Blanks Box, Kids Birthday Box, and the Holiday Card Collection. Card samples from previous collections are available to view in the ECFE office, Rm 15 at the New Hope Learning Center. 

*Box and card design are subject to change based on availability.*

This fundraiser runs through December 13 with delivery on December 19 at New Hope Learning Center.

You may place your order online, or with the ECFE office if paying by check.

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Sometimes Robbinsdale Area Schools may be forced to close school or shift to e-learning due to extreme temperatures or significant snowfall. 

Reading Corps

To support students who need extra practice and skill building in Robbinsdale, 14 tutors are needed throughout the district. If you or someone you know is interested in helping students build their reading, math or early literacy/numeracy skills, you’re sure to make a difference.

Winter Resources

Hunger Solutions

Hunger Solutions continues to be a great option for finding food resources in your area all year round. The Hunger Solution website allows you to search by location, day, and food support type (i.e. food shelves vs. free meals). 

Energy Assistance Program (EAP) 

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is now accepting applications to help eligible families pay for energy and water bills. The CAP Hennepin County website has instructions on how you can apply. 

United Way 211 Holiday Food and Gift Resources

United Way 211 has holiday resources for interested families. United Way 211 has a Hennepin County Holiday Food Resources website and a Hennepin County Holiday Gift/Toy Resources website.

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Join us for monthly parent discussions and parent/infant activities around relevant topics. There are no fees for these classes, though registration is required. Register online at or choose the course title below. Sibling or child care is available for in-person classes. In-person classes are held at the New Hope Learning Center. 

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Learn how to check student attendance in Infinite Campus, use our Let’s Talk platform, view lunch menus, access translations through our websites and more. Visit our Tools For Families page to access a variety of how-to videos.

Family Story Time

Join us at our FREE Story Time Event!

For children ages birth to 36 months old and their families

Helping us Grow (HUG), Robbinsdale Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Rockford Road Library invite you and your family to a free story time followed by fun, family friendly activities.

Monday, November 21, 2022
10-11:30 AM
Rockford Road Library

6401 42nd Ave N, Crystal, MN 55427

Early Learning PAC Meeting

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

Robbinsdale Area Schools’ Early Learning Parent Advisory Council (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 November 30th PAC meeting from 6:30-7:45 pm.  The meeting will be held at the New Hope Learning Center.  Pizza will be served and 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, childcare and food. 

Click here for more information. We look forward to seeing you on November 30th!

child playing in gym

Find out how to help your child with friendship skills on Monday, Dec. 5, with two options to attend: in person from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m., or virtually from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Or check out our evening preschool classes that meet two days per week from 6:15-7:45 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

School Calendar

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

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