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

Communication from RAS Early Learning

If you would like to receive text messages from Robbinsdale Area Schools Early Learning program please complete this google form.


Want to view electronic fliers for programs and resources from around the district and appropriate for our youngest students. Check out Peachjar! 

Click here for more information!

Magnet School Information Nights

Families with a student starting kindergarten next school year are invited to attend our upcoming magnet school information nights. Meet our staff, get a tour and learn more about what our schools have to offer.

Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23
FAIR Pilgrim Lane: 56:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25 
School of Engineering and Arts: 6:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30

Learn more about our schools by visiting our website

More information about the Magnet school lottery process can be found on the Rdale Enrollment page

Upcoming important dates

Winter Break: December 25, 2023 - January 5, 2024

Monday, January 15, 2024 - No School

Monday, January 22, 2024 - No School 

student playing with blocks in a classroom

Designed to nurture your student and build upon the skills they will use when starting kindergarten, preschool provides hands-on learning opportunities for children.

Upcoming Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Opportunities

Please Join us for these upcoming one-time classes.

Babies & Books (parents and their children birth through 12 months)
Monday, December 11, 1:15-2:15 pm

Understanding Toddler Emotions & Tantrums (parents of children 16-36 months)
Tuesday, January 9, 7-8 pm, virtual

Looking to play on a cold winter day? Join us for these weekly play and gym times.

Baby Talk & Play (caregivers and children 6 through 20 months)
Tuesdays, 10:15-11:45 am

Drop-in and Play (caregivers and children 21 through 42 months)
Thursdays, 12:45-2 pm

Drop-in and Play (caregivers and children 2 through 4 years)
Thursdays 6-7:30 pm

Family Gym
Mondays 6-7:30 and Fridays 9-11:15

ECFE has openings in many Infant, Toddler, and Mixed-age weekly classes. All classes are held at the New Hope Learning Center unless otherwise noted.

Graphic "Shoe Away Hunger"

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 3-5 pm.

Join Robbinsdale Area Schools at St. Joseph Parish to pick up groceries and an awesome new pair of shoes!

Shoe Bus flyer

Early Learning Family Night Success!

We had our first of three Early Learning Family Nights on October 9th, and we were excited to welcome nearly 300 adults and children to New Hope Learning Center! Activities were planned to include our friend Tucker Turtle, and using the Pyramid Model, which focuses on supporting young children with social emotional competence.

If you would like to access some of the stories, songs, and materials we used please click here

Mark your calendars for our next Family Night, which will be on Tuesday, February 6th.

Photos of card boxes available for fundraiser

Cards for a Cause will run from November 1-December 1.

QR code to order card boxes

These beautifully handcrafted cards are only $30 per box. That's just $1 per card or less!

Order online or use the QR code provided.
This fundraiser is sponsored by Robbinsdale Area Schools Early Learning PAC.

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

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

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