Bright Beginnings Preschool

2018-2019 Registration begins Monday, February 12th.
Registration information will be mailed to STMA residents with children ages 3-5 years.
Download a copy of the brochure here!

Email Jane Helgestad with any questions.
Registration is completed at:

New in 2018-2019!

The 2018-19 school year will bring many changes to the Bright Beginnings Preschool program. Three classrooms will be moving to Albertville Primary and partnering with ECSE to provide a more inclusive environment for all STMA preschoolers! We will also be offering transportation (for a monthly fee) for children attending the Albertville Primary only.

Our ALL-DAY options continue at the Community Education center with two and three day choices. We also have CAMP CASTLE from 2:30-4:30 for those families needing a little extra time.

We are a School Readiness Program!

We are a School Readiness Program!

Our primary goal is to provide a positive learning experience for your child in an environment that inspires exploration, experimentation, and discovery. We believe a good self-image is vital to our child's development, growth, and independence. We will encourage your child to acquire self-help skills, make choices, and interact in a positive manner with his/her peers as well as be prepared for kindergarten in the STMA School District.

Preschool Requirements

  • Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1.
  • Five year olds are welcome if not yet enrolled in Kindergarten.
  • All children must be completely toilet trained.


Three Year Old Classes:
Familiarization with school routines including separation, transitions, and turn-taking
Develop social/emotional skills with peer interaction, adult guidance, and independence,
Foster a love of learning through play based learning activities and beginning concepts.

Fours/Fives Year Old Classes:
Cooperative group interactions, turn-taking, independence and socialization skills.
Literacy preparation including letter/sound recognition, reading, listening, and questioning.
Pre-math skills of sorting, patterning, counting, and quantifying objects.
Fine motor practice including name writing and scissor skills.
A solid foundation of skills to prepare children for kindergarten.