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 educaion experiences. 

Fall ECFE registration is open! Classes start in September. Click the cover to view the brochure.

Preschool Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year is Open. Visit to learn more. 

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 Cynthia Sampers 191 Early Programs Coordinator  or call 952-707-4155.




Ready to Register? ECFE classes take ongoing enrollment throughout the session.
We offer In Person, Hybrid and Distance Learning classes.

Learn more on our  ECFE Registration Page. Call 952-707-4150 with questions.
CLICK To read the ECFE 2021 Family Guide

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

Click to Preschool Enrollment information for 2021-2022. 

The One91 approach develops "Spark Skills" of  Engagement, Curiosity, Creativity and Knowledge
3 & 4 year olds may attend part time or full time preschool at Diamondhead Education Center.
4 year olds are eligible for free preschool at all One91 elementary schools.  

Children thrive when they engage in meaningful learning exploration, are encouraged by nurturing teachers who keep social and emotional learning at the center of the preschool experience, and get excited in classrooms that provide hands on activities, language rich environments and outdoor learning experiences.  

No matter which option you choose, District One91 gives your preschooler a great start!
Learn more here:  One91 Preschool Video Tour
Questions? Email us at:


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. 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!

Click Here to Complete Early Childhood Screening Request Form or call Kate at 952-707-4117.
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.  Choose from virtual or in person screening. 

In-person screenings will be held Wednesdays and Thursday by appointment .  Limit 1 adult attending with child, no siblings. Screening takes place at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W Burnville Parkway, Burnsville, 55337.
Enter Diamondhead Education Center at Door 11 on the lower level, off Pillsbury Avenue. 

Masks required during appointment: 
  • All adults must wear a mask during class, on school grounds and in the building.
  • Children ages 2-5 years- masks are recommended and encouraged,  but not required
  • If your child is wearing a mask, bring something to put it in should they take it off
  • Read Mask Tips for Young Children and watch Masks
Health and Safety:
  • You will be asked to wash hands before and after your appointment. Bathrooms are close by.
  • There will be 6 ft between adult interaction and at least 3 feet between adult/child interactions during the screening.​​​​​​ Watch Social Distancing for more information.
  • Frequent cleaning of materials and high touch surfaces by staff along with deep cleaning and sanitizing at the end of each day
Virtual screening appointments available  Monday and Tuesday afternoons and some Fridays.
Virtual appointments conducted through Google Meet.
Includes a parent report so some activities may need to be completed by you with your child at home.

Either option is a great way to ensure that all young children are well equipped for learning, and families are aware of resources in the school and community.  Interpreters provided upon request. Free service. Complete a screening request form (above) on the website or call Kate 952-707-4117.
Fax 952-707-4140

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. For registration assistance call Deana at 952-707-4110.

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,

For more information or to schedule a tour for either Ready to Grow or Ready to Learn Contact Lyndsay 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