Family School

Para obtener información en español,
contáctese con Heriberto Vargas en o 952-975-7068.

Haddii aad u baahan tahay qof ku hadla af Soomaali la hadal 952-975-7254.

Family School

Do you or someone you know want to learn English?  Learn alongside your children while they attend preschool or early childhood programming! Our Family School program includes free adult English classes and childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years alongside Little Eagles Preschool.

Registration remains open for the 2020-2021 Family School program! 

Winter/Spring 2021 Update: Because of COVID-19 and social distancing and safety guidelines, Adult English classes through Family School will continue to be online (you will learn from home on the computer). Preschool for eligible 3 and 4 year olds will still be available in-person as long as Little Eagles is in-person learning mode. The infant and toddler classroom (childcare for those under age 3) will not be offered while English classes are online. 

Family School typically offers:

  • Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds
  • Free English classes for adults during preschool
  • An infant and toddler classroom (free childcare for younger children)

For additional information, check out the 2020-2021 Family School flyer. Contact Yussuf or Reta for more information and to register:

*Half-day preschool scholarships and transportation may be available for eligible preschool students; see the Little Eagles Preschool page for more information.

For the 2021-2022 school year, Family School will take place in person during the mornings. Preschoolers who are 3 year old by September 1, 2021 attend morning classes at Lower Campus Preschool Center. Preschoolers who are 4 years old by September 1, 2021 attend morning preschool at your assigned elementary school. Adults and any other children 5 and under who are not enrolled in preschool will attend classes two days a week at Lower Campus Early Childhood Center. Adult classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays or on Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on your English level. 

Begin the 2021/2022 application process by registering for the waitlist or reaching out to Yussuf Issa, Reta Johnson, or Heriberto Vargas (see above for contact information).


"Program curriculum and teacher encouragement makes me enthusiastic to come to this program and never want to miss the class.  My kid also got a chance to learn new things to learn with teachers and friends. I keep spreading news about the program to the most extent. Everyone has to get a chance to learn about this program."

Priyanka, Family School 19-20 participant

Family Literacy Program Information

Metro South ABE is a key partner in Family School programming. Metro South is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using state and/or federal funding, Minnesota Statute Section 124D.522 and/or CFDA 84.002, Adult Basic Education-Grants to States.