Wabasso School Readiness Information



The Wabasso Early Childhood Department offers a preschool program, School Readiness, for children who will be 4 yrs. old by September 1, 2020. Your child must be potty-trained to be enrolled in School Readiness.


The goal of the program is to provide young children with opportunities to begin Kindergarten the following year by teaching the necessary skills and behavior to progress and flourish. The children will learn, discover, and interact with other children and a licensed Early Childhood Teacher in a developmentally appropriate classroom setting, while building their self-esteem, confidence in their abilities, and comfort level in a school setting. Children learn best through being actively involved in their environment. Activities provided will be hands-on and self-directed with-in limits, allowing children to participate freely in a variety of available activities throughout the room. With our new OWL curriculum the students will be exposed to daily Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Fine/Large Motor, Music, Technology and Calendar activities. We will also be implementing free play which has been proven to be very beneficial to a young child.  Free play may look like leisure time however, the children are learning to how to make decisions, use their imagination, and are learning important life skills to prepare their growing brains for adulthood. It helps them grow socially, emotionally, and cognitively.


Wabasso School Readiness is proud to offer Minnesota Reading Corps. This program is a Literacy Based Program where a member is co-hired to work within the classroom daily to help enrich the children with the literacy skills they will need to be successful in Kindergarten. 


Class Offerings: School Readiness will be held three-times a week throughout the school year. Class time may be from 8:15-11:00am or 12:15-3:00pm. A waiting list will begin after ­12 children have registered for the program. If we reach 15 children, we may split into two-sections of preschool. The class will be held in the Early Childhood Center.


Cost: The cost of this class is $105.00 per month (September - May) with a $20.00 one-time registration fee.


Transportation: Your child may ride the regular bus routes in the morning or afternoon (if afternoon class is offered or enrolled in Extended Care) if parents feel their child's level of maturity is appropriate for the bus and the child has a "bus buddy" (ex. older sibling, family friend) who will help the child into the school. Parents are responsible for arranging mid-day transportation. Class lists for setting up car pools will be made available before the school year begins.


Extended Care Option: Little Rabbits Care is offered for those families that wish to have their child in school all-day and are enrolled in the Wabasso School Readiness Program. This is signed contract for the 9-month school year.


Option 1- This program will run three-days a week on your child’s scheduled preschool days. Rate of $10/day.

Option 2- This program will run five-days a week. Your child would attend two full days of daycare and three days split between daycare and Preschool. Rate of $10 (1/2 day) / $20 (full day.)


Please note that there will be an additional charge for lunch. At this time, there is not a free/reduced fee option for Extended Care, however families may qualify for free/reduced lunch.


If enrolled in Extended Care, children will then have the option to ride the bus home or to Care Corner after school. Care Corner is an additional cost of $6/day (Care Corner is open until 5:30pm). To register for Care Corner please contact Barb Johnson at  


The class will be filled on a first come first served basis with limited enrollment. Additional registrations will be put on a waiting list.


Contact Amber Beadell, Early Childhood Program Director and Teacher, at (507)342-5114 Ext. 103 or with any questions.