Robbinsdale Area Schools
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two students waving
ECFE students play during class

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

MN Capitol Art Contest

All Robbinsdale Area Schools (Rdale) students are invited to participate in this year’s Minnesota Senate art contest. The deadline for drawing or photo submissions is Monday, Oct. 31.

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As we enter into cold and flu season please review this document for important information. Learn how to tell the difference between influenza and a 'cold'. Please reach out to the building's Health office if you have any questions. 

Please visit the Robbinsdale Area Schools Services page at for more information.

If your family is in need of a rapid COVID test please call the New Hope Learning Center Health Office at 763-504-4165. We have free tests available for students, staff and their families.

Please visit the Robbinsdale Area Schools COVID-19 Updates page at for more information.


Join our Team!

Robbinsdale Area Schools Early Learning Programs has Education Assistant opportunities. View and apply online for the following open positions: 5833, 5825, 5386 and 5598. 

When you join Robbinsdale Area Schools, you’re making a difference in the lives of our students. It doesn’t get more rewarding than that!

Updated school year calendar

Last year the School Board voted to change the 2022-23 school year calendar. To accommodate two holidays – Yom Kippur on Oct. 5, 2022, and Eid celebrated on April 21 and 22, 2023.

Educational Benefits

We ask that ALL families with children enrolled with Robbinsdale Area Schools, regardless of their age, complete an Application for Educational Benefits each year. It’s quick and easy. This is a big request, and we ask you to take a few moments to apply now. 

The Application for Educational Benefits can be completed here.

Applying for Educational Benefits offers advantages to students in every school. By filling out an application, you will help the Early Learning program qualify for additional education funds  that are used to support early learners. 

Student(s) and families may qualify for:

  • Free or reduced-price meals
  • Reduced athletic and activity fees
  • Lower admission fees to zoos and museums
  • Reduced cost for Chromebook insurance 
  • Reduced rental costs for musical instruments
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Licensed teachers help children play and learn in ways that support all areas of growth and development.

ECFE classes include:

  • The opportunity for children to learn & play with others their age
  • Activities where parents & children play and learn together
  • A chance to meet and talk with other parents

Infants and Wonderful Ones
Terrific Twos
Mixed Age Adventures 

ECFE offers many one time events and activities. You can find them all at

Upcoming important dates
  • 10/05/2022 - No School, Staff Development
  • 10/20/2022 - No School, Teacher Convention/Compensatory
  • 10/21/2022 - No School, Teacher Convention

Fall conferences for Preschool at New Hope Learning Center will be held on the following dates . . .

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Before school starts, download the free Durham Bus Tracker app to view routes and scheduled stops, see messages related to route delays and track buses.

Students getting on a bus

I am happy to report that we currently have drivers to staff all transportation routes and busing to school activities. In addition, we believe we have hired enough staff to be able to cover our routes if our drivers call out sick or need to take extended leaves. 

Circle of 8 preschool children laying on a rug.

We welcome you to join us at our upcoming Open Houses!

Early Childhood Family Education, 2-5 day Preschool, Early Childhood Special Education

  • New Hope Learning Center - 9/1/22; 5-7pm

2-5 day Preschool

  • Zachary Lane - 9/1/22; 4:30-6:00pm

Preschool at Elementary Schools for 4-year-olds (5-days/week)

  • Forest - 8/30/22; 4:30-7:00pm
  • Lakeview - 8/30/22; 4:00-5:30pm
  • Meadow Lake - 8/31/22; 5:00-7:00pm
  • Neill - 8:30/22; 4:00-5:30pm
  • Noble - 9/1/22; 4:00-5:30pm
  • Northport - 9/1/22; 4:00-6:00pm
  • Sonnesyn - 9/1/22; 5:00-6:30pm

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
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
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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