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! 

Follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information and events!  Contact Cindy Check 191 Early Programs Coordinator 952-707-4155

Click to view the Fall 2020 Early Childhood Programs Brochure


Ready to Register? Click Here for the ECFE class schedule         
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

A return to in person learning at Diamondhead following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and at home learning with live online classes. We’ll be ready to move between at home learning options and in person options as local and federal guidance allows.
Ways we are planning for a safe and healthy ECFE experience​​​​​​  
Small in person groups in accordance with the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidance
Spacious ECFE classrooms allow for physical distancing while engaging in socializing experiences
​​​​​​Daily deep cleaning by 191 custodial staff promotes a safe environment
All visitors to ISD 191 are required to wear masks in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Health Children under age 2 years must not wear face coverings. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old are not required to wear face coverings, but are encouraged to wear a face covering when in public if they can do so reliably 
Nature Based Outdoor classes are offered to provide more time outside
More individualized activities for children with materials that can be sanitized after each class 
Children will have their own supply box as needed
Nurse on location to support health screenings and participation

Enroll in District One91 Preschool today!
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 thier 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. 
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

Screening is essential to your child's future success in school. 

Early Childhood Screening is a free and simple check of your child's vision, hearing, height, weight and development (thinking, communication and language, large and small muscles, and social/emotional development), as well as a brief review of health history and immunizations. After your child's screening, you will be given a full report of your child's learning and growth. 

Screening is required for kindergarten entry. 

You will need to provide your school with your child's Early Childhood Screening summary and immunization record prior to attending kindergarten in any Minnesota public school. Children who attend Head Start or Early Childhood Special Education programs may not need to be screened.

Early Childhood Screening is FREE.

Screenings are held at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 West Burnsville Parkway, in Burnsville.
Use lower level parking off Pillsbury Avenue and enter door 11.
The State of Minnesota recommends an interpreter be used for parents or children if English is not the primary language spoken at home. Using the home language during screening can provide a better picture of your child’s development. 
Interpreters are provided for families free of charge.
Call the screening appointment line at 952-707-4105, to arrange for languages other than Spanish. 
Para Español por favor llame Astrid, 612-442-4874. 

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