School Readiness/Pre-K Programs


Welcome to School Readiness/Pre-K Programs at Parkview Learning Center. 

Our program is located at 506 9th Ave. North in the new addition to the Parkview Learning Center school.

The Virginia School District offers a preschool experience designed to support your child’s development, and create a foundation for your child’s future academic, emotional and social success.  Our curriculum and activities focus on building confidence, independence, academic and social skills so your child enters kindergarten ready to continue learning.  We work in partnership with parents and families to connect them with community and family resources and provide support to parents in their role as the child’s most important teacher.

Our high quality programs offer children:

  • Learning spaces, time and activities that coincide with emotional, social, cognitive and physical abilities.
  • A nurturing environment where they feel safe and valued.
  • Props and toys designed to nurture natural curiosity and creativity through make-believe play.
  • Language, observation and problem solving skills.
  • Hands-on games and activities that introduce early literacy and math skills.
  • Gym and new playground for running, climbing and other gross motor skill development.

School Readiness for 3 year old (Terrific 3’s) uses play-based learning, emphasizing social-emotional development.  Children will learn how to part of a group, take turns, share, ask for help and more.  This class is offered 2 days a week for 3 hours a session.

School Readiness for 4 year olds uses play-based learning, emphasizing social-emotional development and school readiness skills through lessons learned in the classroom that are aligned with the Minnesota state standards and goals.  The 4 year old school readiness has two classroom options- 4 full days or 2 full days.  Transportation will be available for 4 year old school readiness children based on transportation eligibility.

Virginia School Readiness Program is Parent Aware Rated–Four STARS of Excellence

We are proud to be a proud to be a four star parent aware rated school.  Parent Aware’s rating system helps parent find preschools and childcare programs focused on high quality learning and kindergarten readiness.


2019-2020 Pre-K Registration Forms

are now available on the Applications Tab




Thursday, December 6th

5:00-6:30 at Parkview

Come and enjoy a light pizza supper, cookie decorating, open gym time, crafts in classrooms, and a visit/photo opportunity with Santa! Each child will get a free book from Santa! This FREE event is designed for all families with young children. Come and enjoy the holiday season with us! (Please remember to bring gym shoes and a camera/phone for Santa photos!)  Please call the ECFE office at 742-3805 or email for more information.

2018-2019 Applications Available !!!

 2018-2019 School Readiness Applications are available online or at the Parkview office.  If you have questions please call 218-742-3805 or email

Congratulations and Welcome to the 4 year old School Readiness program!!!!

Starting preschool is an exciting milestone for your young child’s life, marked by their emerging sense of independence of expanding social, language, and thinking skills.  School Readiness provides children with various opportunities to participate in early childhood and kindergarten readiness programs that enable them to enter school with the skills and behaviors needed to progress and flourish.

Here is a list of upcoming events for you and your School Readiness child to attend:

August 30                                    Parkview Open House                          1:00-3:00

September 7                                Preschool Screening Dates                  Call to set up a time

September 13                              Terrific 3’s Orientation                         5:00-5:30

September 13                              Early Childhood Kick-Off                     5:30-7:00

September 17                              4’s Mon.-Thur. orientation

9:00-11:00  Mrs. Kemen

9:00-11:00  Mrs. Friedlieb

September 17                              4’s Mon.-Thur. orientation

12:30-2:30   Mrs. Koski

September 18                              4’s First FULL day for Mon.-Thur.

September 18                              4’s Tues. & Thur. orientation               9:00-11:00   Mrs. Kush

September 20                              4’s First FULL day for Tues. & Thur.

October 1                                      3’s First day for Mon. & Wed. class     8:00-11:00

A reminder to complete and return your child’s immunization records and birth certificate to the school.

Please bring all school supplies to the open house or school readiness orientation on September 17 or 18.

Call the Virginia bus garage at 741-6240 for bus information ( pick-up or drop-off information).

Students may purchase hot lunch or bring their own “cold” lunch to school.  Parents are asked to fill out an application for educational benefits form to see if they qualify for free/reduced lunch prices.

  • Virginia Minnesota Public Schools
  • ISD 706
  • 411 South 5th Ave.
  • Virginia, MN 55792
  • Phone: 218-749-5437
  • Fax: 218-741-8522