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Early Childhood

early childhood center

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 opportunities for preschool learning.

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

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Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

This program is designed to provide evaluation and educational services to qualified preschool children from birth to kindergarten.

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.

Centennial Preschool

Centennial Preschool

The Centennial School District provides high-quality part-day and full-day preschool experiences. Classrooms are located at each of the elementary schools in the Centennial School District as well as the Early Childhood Center. 

All classes are taught by licensed early childhood teachers using curriculum and assessment tools approved by the State of Minnesota. Our preschool recently earned a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating. Centennial Preschool follows the Centennial School District calendar.