Welcome to Mahtomedi Area Preschool
(MAP) 2023-24!

Preschool is an exciting time for young learners. Mahtomedi Area Preschool (MAP) helps prepare students for the world of kindergarten. MAP takes 3-5-year-olds through daily activities to strengthen social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development. The curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Math, language, and literacy skills are sharpened in MAP, as is self-regulation. Along the way children further develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking abilities.
Preschool registration
Important Dates:
  • September 11 will be the first day of school for preschool programming.
  • Preschool transportation is available for students in FULL day preschool classes at Wildwood Elementary for a one time fee. The deadline for preschool transportation is July 1.
  • Teacher notification emails will be send out in August. Please look at your email and if you do not receive notification by August 15 please contact .

MAP Registration Guidelines

  • Enrollment is not guaranteed and is based on space availability.
  • Once you complete the online registration you will be put on a “pending approval Status” in the order the registration is received. Your credit card will not be charged for the registration fee until your child is confirmed in the program. Once you are approved, you will receive an email confirmation and your credit card will be charged.
  • Annual preschool registration requires a non-refundable fee of $65.
  • No registration will be accepted from families that have outstanding balances from the previous school year or program.
  • After registrations meets the maximum number, additional registrations go onto the waitlist and if space becomes available, you will be notified.
  • Preschoolers may only be registered for one preschool class.
  • Monthly tuition is processed via auto-pay on the first business day of each month.
  • No additions to classes or class changes will be allowed August 24-Sept. 11. After Sept. 11, please contact us at 651-407-2441 for registration and/or class changes.
  • Preschool students must be potty trained:
    • 3-year-old preschool students should be mostly bathroom independent, knowing when they need to use the bathroom, and are having few accidents.
    • 4-year-old preschool students need to be completely potty trained.
*Special circumstances are accommodated due to medical needs or children on an IEP.

Cancellation Policy:

  • When you register for preschool you are registering for the entire school year: Sept.-May. Cancellation midyear requires a 2-week written notice and a $50 cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between June 30-August 1 you will be charged a $75 cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel on or after August 1, 2023, you will be responsible for the first month FULL tuition.

Required Forms:

  • Immunization documentations faxed to 651-407-2038 attn: Early Childhood
  • All 4 year old preschool students are required to have had an Early Childhood Screening or have an appointment for Early Childhood Screening. Once registered
  • Complete all questionnaires online.
  • Student & Family handbook must be read and agreed to.
School Nutrition
School lunches are available for students in full-day preschool housed in Wildwood Elementary only. Breakfast is ONLY available for students in our before care program.  Free and reduced-price meals will be provided to families who need help covering the cost of meals. To find out if you qualify, fill out an Educational Benefits Form (also known as Free & Reduced Application) after July 1, 2023. The program can provide your family with free or reduced-price meals and many other supports, including reduced fees for sports/activities, instruments, field trips, and more.
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What Makes Mahtomedi Area Preschool Unique?
  • 4-Star Parent Aware Preschool Program
  • Creative Curriculum for Preschool is utilized, which is aligned with MN Kindergarten state standards.
  • COR advantage assessment tool is used on an ongoing basis.
  • Low child to teacher ratio
  • Licensed early childhood teachers and trained associates in every classroom
  • On-site specialists to meet individual needs
  • Differentiated learning opportunities
  • Class times aligned to meet family needs and stay connected to our community
  • MAP staff work closely with kindergarten staff to ensure a seamless transition to kindergarten for your child.

Contact: Stephanie Berwald
About Us
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school-age, adults, and seniors!
Mahtomedi Community Education
1520 Mahtomedi Ave.
Mahtomedi, MN 55115