Family School

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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 or preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Registration remains open for the 2021-2022 Family School program! 

Family School typically offers:

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

For the 2021-2022 school year, Family School will take place in person during the mornings. 

Preschoolers who are 3 years old by September 1, 2021 attend morning Little Eagles classes at Lower Campus. Preschoolers who are 4 years old by September 1, 2021 attend morning preschool at your assigned elementary school (this is new this year). Half-day preschool scholarships may be available for 3 and 4 year old preschool students. Busing may be available for 3 year old students, but is limited to those who qualify. All 4 year old preschool students can ride a bus for free. See the Little Eagles Preschool page for more information.

All adult English students and any other children 5 and under who are not enrolled in preschool will attend classes two days a week at Lower Campus. Adult classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays or on Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on your English class level. We offer a beginning/intermediate and an intermediate/advanced class as part of Family School. The Family School classes will not be the right level for everyone, but we will help connect you to a class that matches your English level if you cannot attend Family School.

Childcare may be available if space allows for babies, toddlers, and other children who need care while a parent attends the English class at Lower Campus. Care is free, but space is limited. 

Begin the 2021/2022 application process by registering for the waitlist or contact one of the people below for more information or help registering:

We work hard to serve everyone who wants to participate in Family School, but please know space is limited. We operate on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please reach out to save a spot if you are interested!

"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.