St. Cloud Area School District 742 Preschool Registration 2016-17

  • District 742 Preschool at Clearview, Colts Academy in St. Joseph, Discovery, Kennedy, Oak Hill and Talahi Community Schools, Lincoln and Westwood Elementary

    St. Cloud Area School District 742 preschool is ready to register your three or four-year-old child in a preschool experience before the big step to kindergarten. We welcome every learner across our community to participate in the District 742 preschool program.

    District 742 preschool:

    • provides a nurturing and stimulating preschool environment for 3 and 4-year-old children.
    • meets high standards set by the state.
    • is a Parent Aware Rated 4 Star Program.
    • employs licensed teachers and highly qualified paraprofessionals who are committed to creating an environment which will prepare children for kindergarten.
    • is organized to support developmentally appropriate activities where play opens up the world of learning for young children.
    • follows the District 742 school year calendar (September-June)
    • uses a research-based, state approved, district designed curriculum organized around the Minnesota Early Learning Standards and the Early Indicators of Progress.
    • uses Teaching Strategies Gold to assess children’s development and provide ongoing progress to parents during conferences.

    Family Involvement includes: conferences, field trips, special events and site council. Below you will find important registration information for the 2016-17 school year. Registration will begin at open house for each preschool location. Mail in registrations are now being accepted. Financial assistance is available through early childhood scholarships. FREE voluntary preschool for 4-year-old children is available on a limited basis to children living or attending daycare within the boundaries of Discovery and Talahi Community Schools and Lincoln Elementary. For more information or to apply contact Jan at District 742 Early Childhood Education 320-253-5828 ext. 5700.


    Clearview 7:20 to 10:10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. 

    Discovery 7:15 to 10:05 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Kennedy 7:15 to 10:05 a.m., 11:10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Oak Hill 7:20 to 10:05 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.

    Talahi 7:15 to 10:05 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Colts 9:10 a.m. to noon, 9:20 a.m. to noon and 1:05 to 3:55 p.m.

    Lincoln 8:20 to 10:55 a.m. and 12:15 to 2:50 p.m.

    Westwood 8:10 to 10:45 a.m. and 12:05 to 2:40 p.m.