District 197 Early Learning Program

The Early Learning Program of the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools offers a variety of programming for families prenatal to kindergarten age living in the district community.

News & Events

The Early Learning and Family Resource Center will be closed from June 12-July 7. Voice and email messages will continue to be checked periodically during that time. The office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 11-August 3. Regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will resume on Monday, August 14. 

The Benefits of Minnesota ECFE

Community Preschool
Please see the brochure posted below for Community Preschool registration information. Registration is ongoing until classes are filled. Online registrations will continue to be processed throughout the summer.

Please see the brochure below for class information. The Fall 2017 brochure will be mailed to homes in early August and class registration will begin on August 18.



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Registration Information

Financial Assistance
Information: Click here

If you believe you may qualify for assistance, please click here for an application or call 651-403-8353.

A Rating Tool for Selecting High Quality
Child Care and Early Education

A 4-Star Rating is the highest rating that a program can receive. Community Preschool received 4 stars.