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Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

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In preschool, Pathways learning is designed to spark the love of learning. Our Pre-K students widen their worlds and build foundational skills to continue their learning journey through child-directed and teacher-guided play. 

Free preschool in your neighborhood school

Voluntary Pre-K is located at each of the district's neighborhood elementary schools! This part-time option immerses students in the elementary school experience while offering a consistent schedule for children and families. 

In VPK, students attend school four days per week, Tuesday-Friday, either morning or afternoon, at their neighborhood elementary school. There is limited capacity. VPK is free for District 191 residents. Transportation is provided and meal service is available. 
Students must be 4-years-old by Sept. 1, 2024 and not eligible for Kindergarten (students have one year of eligibility per state statue). Independent toileting skills are required (no pull-ups). 

Register for VPK!

If you're a One91 resident and would like to register your child for Voluntary PreK, please click on the button below and fill out the application form. Completed forms, along with your child's birth certificate and immunization record, can be returned to the Preschool Enrollment Center at Diamondhead Education Center or emailed to Questions can  be directed to Karen Sampers at 952-707-4110.

It is preferable that students complete early childhood screening before enrolling. Please visit the the Early Childhood Screening site for more information.

Diamondhead Education Center is located at 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy in Burnsville.

To learn more about other preschool options in One91, visit the One91 Preschool website! 

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Preschool Spark Skills


Showing an active interest in surroundings, people, and objects. Demonstrating an eagerness to learn.


Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in a variety of ways. Appropriately expressing one’s unique ideas.


Focusing and maintaining attention, making constructive choices, planning to achieve a goal.


Gathering, storing, and organizing information that is perceived through the senses in order to use or apply in new situations. Constructing and using knowledge.