• MonAug26 Tiger Club closed
    • TueAug27 Tiger Club closed
    • WedAug28 Tiger Club closed
    • WedAug28 FHS Open House 1:00 PM to 6:00 PMFHS
    • WedAug28 ALC Open House 3:15 PM to 5:15 PMALC

PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN

‘Kindergarten Readiness’ is a term often used when talking about entering kindergarten.  Our 3- and 4-year-old preschool programs are designed to provide your child with the necessary learning experiences to be ready for kindergarten. Utilizing an approach that aligns with our district’s International Baccalaureate program, your child will participate in learning that will enrich his or her educational journey. As your child progresses through our preschool program, these indicators will be used to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten and beyond.

Social Behavior

  • Participates in group activities
  • Interacts easily with a familiar adult
  • Keeps hands and feet to self
  • Moves through routines and transitions smoothly
  • Plays or works cooperatively with peers
  • Takes turns

Reading / Writing / Math 

  • Begins to recognize letters and sounds
  • Counts objects to 5
  • Counts to 10 or higher
  • Identifies colors and shapes
  • Prints name (uses lower case letters)
  • Has experience with writing tools (pencils, crayons, etc.)

Listening and Speaking 

  • Uses words to communicate needs and wants
  • Listens to stories for 5-10 minutes without restlessness
  • Follows two-step directions
  • Recalls stories and events

Fine / Gross Motor

  • Cuts on line or patterns
  • Can run, jump, hop, and march

Self-Help Skills

  • Takes care of bathroom needs independently
  • Organizes his/her belongings
  • Shows progress toward tying shoes, zipping, buttoning, etc.




Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We are excited to welcome all our students back on September 3 and 4, 2019. Click here for information to help prepare students for the upcoming school year!

Fridley Public Schools families can apply now for Educational Benefits! Submitting this application provides our district with additional funding that directly supports our schools and our students' education. Click to apply!

Proud parents and family members watched their kindergarten-ready 4-year-olds graduate from Fridley Preschool on June 6, 2019 in the district auditorium.

Fridley Middle School honored the Class of 2023 at the annual 8th grade recognition ceremony on May 31, 2019. Parents, family and friends gathered in the Fridley High School gym to celebrate this significant milestone.

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