School Readiness/Pre-K Programs


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

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:

Upcoming Events

September 12               Early Childhood Kick-Off               5:00-6:30

September 16               School Readiness Orientations

                                          Mrs. Kemen                                         9:00-10:15

                                          Mrs. Koski & Mr. Matuszak           12:30-1:45

September 17               FIRST DAY OF 4 Day CLASS          8:05-2:45

September 17               Mrs. Kush Orientation                      9:00-10:15

September 17              Mrs. Asuma Orientation                  12:30-1:45

September 19              FIRST DAY OF 2 Day CLASS           8:05-2:45

September 26             Terrific 3’s Orientation                      5:00-5:45

September 30             FIRST DAY TERRIFIC 3’s                 8:00-11:00


A reminder to complete the immunization form and annual health survey returning them to the school.

Please bring all school supplies to the school readiness orientation on September 16 & 17.  Please do NOT label the supplies, except clothing and towels.

Call the Virginia bus garage at 741-6240 for school bus information.

Students may purchase hot lunch or bring their own “cold” lunch to school.  Parents will need to fill out an application for educational benefits form to see if they qualify for free/reduced lunch prices.  These forms will be available in the office.  

Staff Names Position Email Phone
Shanon Kush-Jeffery ECFE Coordinator/ 2 Day School Readiness Teacher 742-3805

Ext. 4180

Kimmy Christenson Secretary 742-3805
Bradley Matuszak Teacher 749-5437          ext 4173
Kathy Kemen Teacher 749-5437           ext 4176
Dawn Koski Teacher 749-5437           ext 4174
Melinda Asuma Terrific 3’s,Transition, and Friday  Teacher 749-5437            ext 4181


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.



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