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Pre-K Enrollment

Pre-K registration for the 2021-2022 school year will open online on March 8, 2021.

Special Notice: Completing an online application does not guarantee enrollment in CLC Preschool programs. If no seats are available, the order in which the online application is received is the position you will be put on the waitlist. You will be notified by Community Learning Center staff regarding your enrollment status.

Class Options

All classes are four days a week Monday-Thursday.  Please note there may be slight adjustments to start and end times.

45/15 Modified calendar - at CLC

  • K-Prep (4-year-old) - 8:00 to 1:30

Traditional calendar - at CLC

  • Discovery (3-year-old) - 8:00 to 11:00
  • Discovery (3-year-old) - 11:45 to 2:45
  • K-Prep (4-year-old) - 8:00 to 11:00
  • K-Prep (4-year-old) - 11:45 to 2:45


Discovery (3-year-old) classes are $175 per month for the 2020-21 school year. There is a onetime non-refundable registration fee of $30 to secure your spot.

K-Prep (4-year-old) classes are free and are funded through Voluntary PreK if full funding continues from the state of MN. Student needs to be 4 as of September 1st, vaccinated and screened in order to qualify for VPK. Student must reside within APS district.


Transportation may be available for a child to ride the SMART Bus for an additional fee.

Application to the Rainbow Route

Child Care

The Community Learning Center provides before and after Pre-school Kids Korner (child care) for an additional fee.

Kids Korner

Pre-K Online Enrollment Checklist

Please prepare for online registration by providing the following documents available for upload during the registration process:

  • Student birth certificate (requested, but not required)
  • Current immunization records
  • Legal Custody document (if applicable)

Parents/Guardians Who Currently Have an Austin Public School Campus Parent Portal Account and Wish to Register Their Child for Pre-School

To register through the parent portal, please login to your portal account, choose "More" (on the left of the screen). Next, choose "Online Registration". (This process saves time. As an existing parent you are able to review your current data in the application.)

Begin Online Pre-School Registration With APS Campus Parent Portal

No Current Students in Austin Public Schools?

Use the link below to start an application to register your student.

Begin Online Pre-School Registration

Central Enrollment Office
401 3rd Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
Fax: 507-355-2412
Map to District Office

Central Enrollment Secretary
Claudia Gormaz

MARSS Coordinator/Central Enrollment
Corey Jertson

Student Information Systems Coordinator
Isaac Ehley

Office Hours
8:00AM - 3:30PM

Change in Household/Personal Data

Have you recently moved or have phone number/e-mail updates? Please login to your Campus Parent Portal Account and click on "More" to change/update household address or personal information. If you need support on accessing your Campus Parent Portal account, please email us at

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