Fridley Preschool

Welcome to Fridley Preschool!

Fridley Preschool is the only program in the state of Minnesota to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) to its students.


Why Choose our Preschool

  • High quality preschool program at low cost (3-year-olds) or no cost (4-year-olds) to families.
  • We are the only preschool program in the state of Minnesota to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).
  • Each classroom is led by a Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) licensed early childhood educator.
  • Each student begins his or her journey to college and career readiness with the following: social and emotional learning, mathematics and literacy.
  • Students benefit from the IB PYP curriculum framework. Our curriculum is also aligned with Minnesota's Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs) and Minnesota Kindergarten Academic Standards. Click here to read more about the Fridley Preschool Curriculum.
  • Morning and afternoon sessions available.
  • We provide a full-day option both 3- and 4-year-old students (in partnership with Tiger Club) with need-based scholarships and sliding fee scales available.
  • Fridley is proud to offer a Four Star Parent Aware-rated program (highest possible rating) to help prepare your child for school success.
  • Each section is capped at 20 students with a teacher and aide in each classroom.
To learn more about our Preschool program, please contact Karin Beckstrand at 763-502-5117.

Attend 2024-25 Preschool Registration Night

Thursday, February 29 - 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Fridley Community Center, 6085 7th Street NE, Door 10

Parents/Guardians are invited to attend Preschool Registration Night to learn more about our International Baccalaureate Preschool. Parents will be able to complete registration for their child and learn more about: 

  • The IB PYP and curriculum
  • Steps on completing enrollment
  • Information on Childhood Screening, Transportation, Childcare
  • A look into the Fridley Preschool classrooms

* Please bring the required documents listed below under the 3- and 4-year-old preschool information tabs.



Renee Van Gorp
Interim Principal of Alternative Services, Preschool


Karin Beckstrand
PYP Coordinator


Fridley Community Center
Main Office: 

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Fridley Preschool is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) 

IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. Click here to learn more about PYP at Fridley Public Schools.


teacher contacts

Emily Loe
3-Year-Old Preschool Teacher


Abi Meyer
4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher

Colin Howell
4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher


Jaime Finch
4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher


Cheryl Fredrickson
4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher



early literacy toolkit

Click for the Anoka County Early Literacy Toolkit for Fridley Preschool families.