Fridley Preschool

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 (for 4-year -old program only)
  • 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


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.



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.