• MonJan27 ECFE classes, Creative Play Center closed
    • MonJan27 NO SCHOOL
    • TueJan28 ECFE classes, Creative Play Center closed
    • TueJan28 NO SCHOOL
    • TueJan28 Tiger Club closed

PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM


Our preschool curriculum has been written to encompass several areas of inquiry and is aligned with Minnesota’s Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs). The ECIPs are Minnesota’s early learning standards that provide a framework for developmentally appropriate expectations from birth to kindergarten. They also align to the Minnesota Kindergarten Academic Standards. Fridley Preschool is also a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

Fridley Preschool 3- and 4-year-old Transdiciplinary Themes include:

Who we are
An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

How we express ourselves 
An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

How the world works 
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

Where we are in place and time 
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

How we organize ourselves 
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet 
An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution. 

Central Features of Fridley Preschool Curriculum

Fridley Preschool delivers a high-quality education to our students, focusing on Social and Emotional Learning, Mathematics, and Literacy. Your child will develop a love for learning while building a solid foundation for their educational journey.

Teachers support learning in the early years of the IB PYP Programme by:
• Planning uninterrupted time for play.
• Building strong relationships with students and their families.
• Creating and maintaining responsive spaces for play.
• Offering many opportunities for symbolic exploration and expression.

(Image credit: International Baccalaureate Organization)

Additionally, our preschool promotes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile values:

• Inquirers
• Risk-takers
• Knowledgeable
• Balanced
• Reflective
• Thinkers
• Communicators
• Caring
• Principled
• Open-minded



The Fridley High School Minnesota Honor Society is currently hosting a Shoe Drive, collecting donations of gently worn, used and new shoes. All shoes will be donated to make a global impact.

Congratulations to our IB Diploma candidates, who were honored at the Silver Platter Breakfast Celebration on December 19, 2019. The seniors, who are enrolled in the full IB DP, presented their Extended Essays, which is a culminating research project for those pursuing the diploma.

Congratulations to Fridley Public Schools December 2019 Employee of the Month, Matthew Webber! Matthew is in his third year as the Technology Assistant at Fridley Middle School.

The Fridley Alumni Choir hosted its Holiday Concert on December 8, 2019 in the Fridley District Auditorium. The annual event raises money to fund scholarships for graduating Fridley High School seniors who plan to pursue the fine arts in college.

The Fridley Schools Foundation will host its 3rd annual Black & Gold Gala on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Jax Café. All funds raised will directly benefit Fridley Public Schools students through teacher innovation grants and scholarships!

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