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About Early Learning

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Some of the most important learning in a child’s life starts before kindergarten. In Brooklyn Center Community Schools, we recognize the importance of early learning and offer several programs from birth to five. We see ourselves as partners in your child’s lifelong journey of learning.

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Explore our programs to discover how we can meet your family’s needs.


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Home Visits

Our staff conduct home visits to new families who have questions about caring for and helping our youngest residents grow and learn. If you would like a home visit, please call us at (763) 561-4480 x5000. 

ECFE Classes

ECFE is an early childhood and parent education program for children ages birth to five and their families. We believe that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, and offer many ways for you to learn together. Classes are located at the Community Corner.

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Early Childhood Screening

Minnesota law requires that your child must be screened for enrollment in a public school. This service is offered at no cost to our families. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to find out how your child is developing and for you to find out more about resources and programs in our community. Children may be screened between the ages of three-five. The ideal age for screening is near your child’s fourth birthday.

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Centaur Beginnings

Centaur Beginnings, previously known as Baby Steps, is a child care and development center servicing teen parents in the BC area and staff members. 

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Preschool (3 Year Olds)

We offer a 3 day per week, 5 hour a day program of preschool located at Earle Brown Elementary for 3 year olds. Students discover the world around them through fun, hands-on activities.

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Pre-K (4 Year Olds) 

4 year olds have the opportunity to attend all-day Pre-K. Located at Earle Brown Elementary, students work on name writing, letter identification, letter sounds, rhyming, alliteration and Concepts About Print (CAP skills).

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Early Learning Newsletters

December 2023