• MonMar30 ECFE classes begin, Creative Play Center opens
    • TueApr07 ECFE classes, Creative Play Center closed
    • TueApr07 Early Childhood Screening 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMFCC
    • TueApr07 5th Grade Orientation 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMFMS
    • WedApr08 ECFE classes, Creative Play Center closed

PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN

‘Kindergarten Readiness’ is a term often used when talking about entering kindergarten.  Our 3- and 4-year-old preschool programs are designed to provide your child with the necessary learning experiences to be ready for kindergarten. Utilizing an approach that aligns with our district’s International Baccalaureate program, your child will participate in learning that will enrich his or her educational journey. As your child progresses through our preschool program, these indicators will be used to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten and beyond.

Social Behavior

  • Participates in group activities
  • Interacts easily with a familiar adult
  • Keeps hands and feet to self
  • Moves through routines and transitions smoothly
  • Plays or works cooperatively with peers
  • Takes turns

Reading / Writing / Math 

  • Begins to recognize letters and sounds
  • Counts objects to 5
  • Counts to 10 or higher
  • Identifies colors and shapes
  • Prints name (uses lower case letters)
  • Has experience with writing tools (pencils, crayons, etc.)

Listening and Speaking 

  • Uses words to communicate needs and wants
  • Listens to stories for 5-10 minutes without restlessness
  • Follows two-step directions
  • Recalls stories and events

Fine / Gross Motor

  • Cuts on line or patterns
  • Can run, jump, hop, and march

Self-Help Skills

  • Takes care of bathroom needs independently
  • Organizes his/her belongings
  • Shows progress toward tying shoes, zipping, buttoning, etc.



Beginning on Monday, March 30, Fridley Public Schools is implementing its Distance Learning initiative for students. Click below for more information.

All public and charter schools will remain closed through May 4, 2020. Beginning on March 30, Fridley will implement its Distance Learning initiative for students.

While the school district is on spring break this week (March 23-27), Fridley students can receive a bagged lunch free of charge in several areas in and around the community.

During the statewide closure of Minnesota schools, Fridley Public Schools is providing childcare for children (ages 4 to 12 years old) who are children of Tier 1 and Tier 2 workers.

The Fridley High School Key Club earned the coveted "Distinguished Club" status and placed first in overall achievement at the Minnesota-Dakotas District Leadership Conference, held from March 6-8, 2020 in Fargo, North Dakota.

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