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What is Alphabet Soup Preschool Program?

·         This is a collaboration between ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) and ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education).  We are serving 3 year olds and young 4’s, the year before Hi5, in an integrated 2 day a week preschool program of typically developing children and children with special needs.  This class will have 1 ECSE teacher, 1 ECFE teacher and 2 classroom assistants in each class.  Since Parent Education is a key component of all ECFE classes, there is a 1 hour parenting class once a week for families participating in this program.


When does Alphabet Soup Preschool begin?

·         The first day of school is August 28, 2013.  Our preschool will begin the same day as Minneapolis Public School High 5 and Kindergarten begins.


What are the dates for this program?

·         Alphabet Soup will run from August 28, 2013-June 5, 2014.  We will follow the Minneapolis Public School calendar for the entire year. 



Will transportation be provided?

·         No, transportation is the responsibility of the family.


What are the days and times for class?

·         There are two sections of this preschool program, one meets Monday and Wednesday and the other meets Tuesday and Thursday.  Class runs from 11:30-2:00 for both sections.



Class is over lunch time, will lunch be served?

·         There will be time for lunch during class and families may either purchase the school lunch or send a lunch with their child.


Do I have to attend the parenting class and when does it meet?

·         Yes, as an ECFE sponsored program, parent participation is required.  Parenting class for the Monday and Wednesday section meets from 1:00-2:00 on Wednesday.  Parenting class for the Tuesday and Thursday section meets from 1:00-2:00 on Thursday.


What is the cost for this program?

·         There is a sliding fee scale based on family income.  (See scale below)

Gross Family Income

Sliding Fee Scale for Alphabet Soup Preschool

 $9,999 and below

$64.00 per month


$72.00 per month


$80.00 per month


$88.00 per month


$96.00 per month


$104.00 per month


$116.00 per month


$127.00 per month


$135.00 per month

$160,000 and up

$143.00 per month

How do we pay?

·         When registering online you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check and the first month payment will be charged to hold your spot.  Each month, beginning in October, your credit card or checking account will be charged the monthly fee.