Welcome to Fridley Preschool!

Fridley Preschool is the only program in the state of Minnesota to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) to its students.


Why Choose our Preschool

  • High quality Preschool program at low cost (3-year-olds) or no cost (4-year-olds) to families
  • We are the only program in the state of Minnesota to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Each classroom is led by a Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) licensed Early Childhood Educator
  • Each preschool student begins his or her journey to college and career readiness with the following: Social Emotional Learning, Mathematics and Literacy
  • Students benefit from the IB PYP curriculum framework. Our curriculum is also aligned with Minnesota's Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs) and Minnesota Kindergarten Academic standards. Click here to read more about the Fridley Preschool Curriculum.
  • Morning and afternoon sessions available
  • Full-day option is available (in partnership with Tiger Club) and is available at discounted rates 
  • Fridley is proud to offer a 4 Star Parent Aware-rated Preschool Program to help prepare your child for school success
  • Each section is capped at 20 students with a teacher and aide in each classroom
To learn more about our Preschool Program, please contact Karin Beckstrand at 763-502-5117.


enroll now: semester 2 afternoon preschool seats available

We are excited to offer additional afternoon Fridley Preschool seats in Semester 2! As the first and only authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in the state of Minnesota, Fridley Preschool would serve as your child’s entry point into our magnet school IB World Schools District.

Semester 2: Fridley Preschool
February 1, 2022 - June 9, 2022
Class time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Click here to complete online registration for your child or visit the Enrollment Office, 6085 Seventh Street NE, Fridley. Office hours are M-F from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please Note: Online enrollment is not recommended for mobile devices. Pop-up blockers MUST BE TURNED OFF. Online registration not supported by certain browsers.

Contact Enrollment Coordinator Lori O'Dowd with questions at 763-502-5081.



Have you scheduled your child for an Early Childhood Screening?

Early Childhood Screening is an early look at how your child is growing and developing. Between the ages of 3 to 4 years, screening can detect possible health or learning concerns so children can get help before they start school.

Minnesota law requires every child to participate in an Early Childhood Screening prior to entry into public school. The screening includes a height, weight, vision and hearing check, as well as a developmental screening.

Appointments are required!  To schedule an appointment, call 763-502-5157 or visit:

For more information about screening, please call Mora Slifka at 763-502-5157.


2022-23 Preschool

Upcoming Event:
Fridley Preschool Registration Night
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Fridley Community Center

Attend Fridley Preschool Registration Night to learn more about our 3- and 4-year-old International Baccalaureate World School Preschool. Topics will include:

  • The IB PYP and curriculum      
  • Steps on enrolling your child 
  • Information on Early Childhood Screening, Transportation, Childcare, Health Aide
  • A look into the Fridley Preschool Classrooms

2022-23 Preschool Registration begins in early January 2022. All families are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to those who apply by March 31, 2022. For more information on enrollment, please contact Lori O’Dowd at 763-502-5081.



Kelly McConville
Principal of Alternative Services, Preschool


Karin Beckstrand
PYP Coordinator


Fridley Community Center
Main Office: 

Fridley Preschool is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) 

IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. Click here to learn more about PYP at Fridley Public Schools.


teacher contacts

Emily Loe
3-Year-Old Preschool Teacher


Elizabeth Schweitzer
4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher


Ashton Enyart
4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher

Colin Howell
4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher

Jaime Finch
4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher


early literacy toolkit

Click for the Anoka County Early Literacy Toolkit for Fridley Preschool families.