Early Childhood

The first five years of a child's life are fundamentally important. They are the foundation that shape children's health, happiness, growth, development, and learning achievement at school, in the family and community, and in life in general. In this important period of development, children need positive early learning experiences, and Centennial is committed to providing quality opportunites for preschool learning.

Links to Centennial's early learning offerings can be found below.

Census: Has there been a birth in your family or are you new to our area? Please call 763-792-6178 to update our school district census

What Do Kids Need to Succeed?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join parent educator and 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Katy Smith and the Centennial community in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it at this free event.

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Parents are a child's first teacher, and Early Childhood Family Education supports families in this important work. Centennial ECFE offers quality learning opportunities and resources for families with children from birth to kindergarten age, regardless of financial circumstances.

Early Childhood Screening

Screening is a free check of a child's hearing and vision, height and weight, immunizations, motor skills, speech and language skills, and general development. State law requires that children are screened before they enter kindergarten.

School Readiness Preschool

School Readiness Preschool includes a parenting component. Research has shown that early childhood programs that involve parents and children working together are more effective than programs that only focus on the child. Involving families early encourages parents to play a more active role throughout their child's education.