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South St. Paul offers excellent preschool programs for children ages 3 years to kindergarten enrollment. 

Our teachers strive to promote children’s love of learning and curiosity through an intentionally planned “hands-on” learning environment, designed to foster the development of the whole child. Young children learn best through active involvement, in order to learn about themselves, other people and the world around them.

Our preschool classrooms encourage active exploration, investigation and play in a variety of learning centers, plus individual, small and large group activities. Children are guided to question, solve problems and express themselves. Teachers respect and understand the uniqueness of each child.

Our preschool programs are offered in two locations:

Lincoln Center Elementary (map)
357 Ninth Avenue North
South St. Paul, MN 55075

Kaposia Education Center (map)
1225 First Avenue South
South St. Paul, MN 55075

For more information, call (651)457-9418.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is a program with the purpose of preparing more Minnesota children for success as they enter kindergarten the following year. Four-Year-Olds at Kaposia and Lincoln Center can now attend preschool for FREE!

Enroll in Preschool 

You can enroll online for the 2023-24 school year preschool program online by visiting the SSPPS enrollment webpage. For registration questions contact Erika Ryan at the enrollment center or 651-457-9474.


If you have any questions or need more information, please call the SSP Community Preschool at (651) 457-9418.

SSP Preschool is a Parent Aware Rated Program  

The Minnesota Department of Education has developed a rating tool for families to select high quality child care and early education settings called Parent Aware. South St. Paul Community Preschool is excited and proud to announce their FOUR STAR rating, the highest rating you can obtain!



Click the following to download copies of the Community Preschool Parent Handbook: 

Preschool Handbook