TELL ME ABOUT EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
St. Louis Park School District #283
Peter Hobart Elementary
Susan Lindgren Elementary
Park Spanish Immersion Elementary
GOOD TO KNOW
Families need to register their children for school as soon as possible. Children who are age 5 by the first day of school can be in kindergarten. Parents need to bring the birth certificate, social security card, proof of residence, and proof of immunization with them when registering a kindergartener.
Children entering school must be immunized against red measles, German measles, mumps, diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis B, tetanus and polio. If your child needs shots for school, Central Clinic is a free clinic for all St. Louis Park youth. Call 952-993-1100 for an appointment.
School attendance is closely monitored to ensure that all children are receiving an education. If your child cannot attend school because of illness or other emergency, a parent or guardian must contact the school as soon as possible.
Breakfasts and lunches are available in each school. Free and reduced price meals are available to students from low-income families. Schools are required by law to reasonably provide translators and translated materials to non-English speaking families.
Community Education 952-928-6061 www.slpcommunityed.com
Classes are offered about computers, parenting, cooking, hobbies, and many other subjects in our senior citizens and adult enrichment programs
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) 952-928-6763
Programs for infants for all families with children between the ages of birth to five years of age. ECFE's goal is to enhance the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment for their child's learning and growth.
ParentChild + 952-546-0616
A national program locally administered by Jewish Family & Children's Services. Free home-visiting program for families of 2-3 year olds focused on school readiness and verbal interaction.
Pre-Kindergarten Programs 952-928-6785
Learning readiness programs to help prepare children for school success.
Summer School 952-928-6325
Academic summer programs are recommended by your child’s teacher. Dates and enrollment windows vary from year to year. A catalog for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade is mailed out in March for recreational summer programs.
Adult Options in Education 952-988-5343 www.adultoptions.org
English as a second language (ESL). General Equivalency Diploma Program (GED) and Adult Basic Education.
Adults who would like to learn English can receive information or register for classes by calling the number shown above. Adult Options in Education offers free local classes including seven levels of English as a Second Language. They also offer brush-up reading, writing, or math skills; a family learning program (transportation and childcare provided); and job readiness. GED is a program that enables a student to ear the equivalent of a high school diploma.
St. Louis Park Senior Program 952-928-6444 www.stlouispark.org/senior_programs
Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd.
Educational and recreational programs for individuals over the age of 55.
The International Institute of Minnesota 651-647-0191 www.iimn.org
This institute offers an intensive, six-week orientation to teach day-to-day life skills in the United States. It focuses on basic English, home safety, medical care, 911 emergencies, calendars and time, money, telephone skills, shopping, riding the bus, and employment skills. It offers referrals to English programs and perspective employers.
Early childhood screening is a free service provided to all children ages 3.5 and up. It is recommended that children are screened at the age of 3.5-4 years.
All children must be screened before entering kindergarten. Screening includes height, weight, vision test, hearing test and development games. All 3.5-5 year olds should be screened. Please call 952-928-6726 to schedule an appointment.
Community Education catalogs are mailed to all St. Louis Park residents in December, March, and August.