Welcome to Early Childhood

  • Lakeville Area Schools has many learning opportunities for families with young children. These programs support healthy growth and development to ensure children are prepared for primary school and beyond.

  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

    Toddler going down a slide Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a Lakeville Area Schools Community Education program that strengthens families with young children through education and support.

    Early Childhood Screening (ECS)

    The Early Childhood Screening (ECS) is a free, developmental screening required for all preschool-age children by the State of Minnesota. It includes a developmental screening and a vision, hearing, height, weight and immunization review.

    Family Literacy – Family School

    Family School is a program that combines Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) with Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Education. On three afternoons each week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 12:30 p.m. – ­3:00 p.m., families come together to build the tools they need to become stronger and more self­-sufficient. The classes are free and bussing is provided.

    Small Wonders Preschool

    Small Wonders Preschool offers an age-appropriate creative curriculum that captivates the children’s attention, creating a strong foundation for learning.

    Wonder Zone

    Wonder Zone is a child care program for children 3 to 6 years of age and collaborates with Small Wonders Preschool to offer a full day of learning and fun.

    Aquatics and Safety

    Our Aquatics and Safety programming helps your child enjoy developing swimming and water safety skills in a positive learning environment.

  • Contact Information

    Molly Dexter, Interim Administrator of Early Childhood Education

    Eve Benning, Program Secretary

    Crystal Lake Education Center
    16250 Ipava Ave.
    Lakeville, MN 55044

    School Office: 952-232-3000

    Health/Attendance Office: 952-232-3019