200 W Burnsville Pkwy Suite 100,
Burnsville, MN 55337


Nurturing the growth and development of children in the context of family and community relationships by providing a continuum of high quality family and early childhood education experiences. Consider being a part of the Early Childhood Advisory Council. Your input is valuable to us! 

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Contact Cindy Check 191 Early Programs Coordinator 952-707-4155

Winter Class Registration is open!


Click the cover to view a pdf of the catalog

Ready to Register?  Winter ECFE registration begins Thursday, December 2!      
We remain a program that focuses on building relationships with you, within your family, and within the community. We continue to support the many ways children learn in the context of family, nurture relationships in the early years, and are eager to engage with you again! ​​​​​​

Learn and Grow with ECFE

All Winter 2021 ECFE classes will begin in the Virtual Learning Format. Select classes may move to in person learning when health and safety guidance permits.  Look for classes with the asterisk that indicates a potential shift back to in person leaning.
Check out our Family Guide to ECFE Distance Learning, Winter, 2021

Information on registration for school year 2021/2022 will be available mid February.
Enroll in current school year 2020/2021 District One91 Preschool today!  Limited seats remain at some locations!  Currently, we are in distance learning for all students. Try out virtual preschool -it's a blast!
One91 Preschool has earned 4 stars, the highest rating possible from Minnesota's Parent Aware 

Free prekindergarten for 4 year olds is available at all ISD 191 Elementary Schools
Children who are 4 by September 1, 2020 and not yet kindergarten eligible may attend the In Person/Hybrid model includes in person attendance 4 days per week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday morning or afternoon with Distance Learning (parent participation) on Wednesdays. Class time is 9-11:30 am or 12:30-3 pm with breakfast or snack included.
​​​​​Children are placed in their home school attendance area. 
The Virtual Academy is a full distance learning model that includes daily, live connections for families with their prek teacher and at home learning activities for parents/caregivers to share with their child.

Learn more about the ISD 191 Prekindergarten Hybrid and Virtual Models here
To register, complete the information below:
Print Prekindergarten Application Packet
First time preschooler registration forms

Preschool for 3 to 5 year olds
Children who are 3 by September 1, 2020
Classes are offered at Diamondhead Education Center
9:30 am-12 pm or 1-3:30 pm two, three or four days per week.
Children must have independent toileting skills(no pull-ups).
Preschool Plus
Parents and Children 33 months-4 years by September 1, 2020
Two day per week program
One day parent/child ECFE class and one day child only preschool. Children do not need to have independent toileting skills mastered to attend. Sibling care is available for Thursday family day ($25 per month per sibling). 
To register for Diamondhead Preschool, complete the information below:
Preschool Application Packet
First time preschooler registration forms
All items in the application packet must be complete and up-to-date to receive class placement. 
Scholarships may be available* 
Contact Deana Gallagher at 952-707-4110 for more information.
*Children who are kindergarten eligible (5 years by September 1, 2020)  or out of district residents are not eligible for financial assistance.
Transportation is not guaranteed, but may be available for children attending the 4 year old prekindergarten program at elementary schools, who live or attend child care within the attendance area of the elementary site. Please indicate your need on the registration form. No transportation is provided to Diamondhead Education Center.


The ideal age for screening is 3 years old.
Screening helps ensure that all young children are well equipped for learning, and families are aware of resources in the school and community.

Click Here to Complete Early Childhood Screening Request Form 
After completing this form, we will send you the appropriate forms needed to complete screening. Once we have received the completed screening forms, we will schedule a day and time to complete the screening process. 
Early Childhood Screening is essential to your child's future success in school.  

We can help your child build on their strengths to get ready for school learning
Our brains are always growing and making new connections which helps us learn and succeed in life. Our brains grow the fastest when we are very young, up to age four. Each child is different, so the sooner we see you, the more we can offer you!

How do I get started?
Click Here to Complete Early Childhood Screening Request Form   or call Kate 952-707-4117.
All screening appointments are currently virtual.  During this one hour screening, we are able to discuss and learn about your child’s growth and development.
We look forward to meeting you to make a plan together to help your child be the best they can be.

Early Childhood Screenings may move to adding an in-person format at Diamondhead Education Center when conditions set by Minnesota Department of Health and Education are met in ISD 191. 

Learn more about Early Childhood Screening.
click on a link below to view a video about Early Childhood Screening
What is Early Childhood Screening? English Video

What is Early Childhood Screening? Spanish Video

What is Early Childhood Screening? Somali Video

READY! for Kindergarten Parent Education for families with infant to 5 year old children
B​​​​​​ecause babies are born learning! Free to District 191 residents!
READY! for Kindergarten provides parents the opportunity to impact the lively early learning years before a child enters school, a time which lays the foundation for all future learning. 
READY! for Kindergarten teaches parents how to "play with a purpose," which builds strong minds and relationships. Parents learn activities and receive materials to make learning at home fun and effective based on their child's current age. 

Click for Upcoming Session Information and to register. 

Thank you to the Burnsville Breakfast and Noon Rotary Clubs for their continued sponsorship of  READY! for Kindergarten. 
For more information, contact Carmen Cook, ccook@isd191.org

For more information or to schedule a tour for either Ready to Grow or Ready to Learn Contact Lyndsey at 952-707-4146, 

Infant/Toddler Care (6 weeks to 3 years)

At Ready to Grow, you and your infant or toddler will benefit from individualized care.
Ready to Grow embraces the philosophy of primary care giving that allows for nurturing and attachment to/from your child's primary caregiver. The role of the primary caregiver is to:
rovide the essential link of communication between you and the program
Empower parents as the child's first and most important teacher and caregiver
​​​​​​Provide positive learning experiences for the children in their care
Nurture each individual child 
Observe, monitor and evaluate to
insure each family's experience at Ready to Grow is a positive one.

Your child will be valued, encouraged, held and treated with unconditional, positive regard.

Early Care & Education 33 months to 5 years

The Ready to Learn curriculum focuses on school readiness in the areas of language and literacy, science and math, creative art and music, dramatic play and movement, as well as health and nutrition. We believe play is a central component to the curriculum. 
Early childhood research shows children learn best when engaged in hands-on learning experiences which occur during a child's play.  Ready to Learn focuses on individualized care and small group activities for preschool-age children. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to nurture the development of the child.
Diamondhead Education Center
200 West Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville