Early Childhood

Fun & Learning for kids ages Birth – 5yrs and their families!

ECFE: Early Childhood Family Education

Come and join us for classes designed for parents and kids to enjoy together.  Each class includes a time for parents and kids to enjoy together with activities, songs, stories and more.  This time is followed by parent time where parents meet together with a licensed Parent Educator and discuss the joys and challenges of parenting young children.  During this time children are playing with a licensed Early Childhood teacher as well!   Class offerings will be listed in August 2024 for the 24-25 school year. Follow the Upsala Schools Facebook Page or get on our email list for notification on any special events.

Call or email Beka Swisher with questions (320) 631-2509, bswisher@midstate.k12.mn.us

Preschool Pals

Preschool registration opens Tuesday April 30th, in the commons from 5-7pm, for Upsala School District’s highly rated School Readiness Program for 3 and 4 year olds.  Enroll your preschooler for our 2024-2025 classes. 

3 Year Olds: Must be 3 by September 1, 2024. M/W 8-11am, parents are in charge of transport.

4 Year Olds: Must be 4 by September 1, 2024. M/W or T/TH 8am-3pm. May ride the bus with a Bus Buddy on a pre-established route. Must complete early childhood screening, which will be available in August 2024 for those who have not yet completed.

Full pricing info available soon.

Scholarships are available!  Let us partner with you in providing this early learning experience for your early learner.  We focus on hands-on, play based learning, with an emphasis on social-emotional skills (such as self-regulation, sharing, dealing with disappointment, etc). 

For questions or to register please call: Beka Swisher (320)631-2509 or email: bswisher@midstate.k12.mn.us

Early Childhood Screening

Is your child age 3 or 4?  Call our screening assistant to schedule your FREE screening.  Screening is a brief, simple procedure used to identify potential health or developmental problems in infants and young children who may need a health assessment, diagnostic assessment or educational evaluation. 

Screening in early childhood supports children's readiness for preschool and kindergarten and promotes health and development. Screening includes vision and hearing, height and weight, immunization review, large and small muscles, thinking, language and communication skills, as well as social and emotional development.  Call or email Erin Cheney to schedule your child’s screening!  (320) 360-7698, ecs@midstate.k12.mn.us

Contact Info

Beka Swisher
320-631-2509 bswisher@midstate.k12.mn.us