Currently enrolling! Space is limited.
The early years are critical. At Goodman, we take them seriously while letting kids have plenty of fun.
At the Goodman Community Center, we know how important early childhood education is in a child's life, and we're committed to providing a high-quality preschool and 4-year-old kindergarten experience for the entire family.
Using a play-based approach to learning, our teachers support children as they explore the world around them through a mix of child-initiated play and intentionally designed activities. We still have limited space available for the 23/24 school year — read on for details on enrollment.
Our mixed-age classrooms help children develop social-emotional skills that are essential to their success throughout school and life. As nurturing relationships are fostered, children also develop skills that will help them with a smooth transition to 5-year-old kindergarten.
Goodman Center childcare programs (preschool, 4K and elementary after-school) are city accredited and state licensed. Our childcare programs have a 5-star Young Star rating – the highest rating possible.
Although our early childhood education classrooms are combined, there are distinct enrollment requirements for preschool and 4K. Please read below to learn more about our programs and how to enroll.
Our preschool program is for children ages 3-5 years old. Children will have the opportunity to participate in child-initiated play and intentionally designed activities in a mixed-age classroom environment. Breakfast and lunch included.
Times: 8am – 5:30pm
Age requirements: Three years old by Sept. 1 for fall, and child must be fully potty trained.
Fee: $1,200/month. Goodman's Community Learning Center grant funding offers free programming to all eligible participants. City and county funds accepted, scholarships offered to qualifying families on a sliding fee scale.
Our 4K program offers children the opportunity to participate in child-initiated play and intentionally designed activities in a mixed-age classroom environment. Breakfast and lunch included.
Times: 8-11:15am (wraparound care available for a fee, scholarships available)
Age requirements: Four years old by Sept. 1 for fall
Fee: No fee for 4K programming
Registration: Enrollment in MMSD is required.
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