Early Learning

Early Childhood Screening

The State of Minnesota requires a developmental screening of all three to four-year-old children.  FREE one hour screenings are offered at Brookside Education Center.

Pre-K Preschool

Albert Lea Area School District 241 along with Community Education offers a Pre-Kindergarten preschool program for 3, 4, and 5 year old children. Curriculum is based on the Minnesota Department of Education Early Learning Standards, with the goal of preparing children for successful entry into kindergarten. Click here for more info

Early Childhood Family Education | ECFE

ECFE will strengthen families and support the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. ECFE will provide a comprehensive curriculum based on best practices and research on early brain development and learning.

WrapAround Child Care

Our goal is to provide a safe place for children before and after preschool, on specified non-school days, snow emergency days, and during the summer. We provide an environment that encourages adventure, creativity, healthy self-concepts, respect for others, responsible behavior, and a positive attitude. WrapAround Child Care is only available to students enrolled in the pre-kindergarten preschool program.