Play and Learn Preschool

  • Play and Learn Preschool - the first step in your child's educational journey with Dassel-Cokato Schools. We are a public school readiness program for children ages 3 to 5. Understanding that young children learn best through play, your licensed early childhood teachers intentionally design the classroom environment to encourage exploration and learning through play following research-based curriculum and the State on Minnesota Early Learning Standards. Play and Learn Preschool embraces curiosity and hands-on problem solving while providing children with daily opportunities for social and emotional development.

  • 3 year old classesMust be 3 by Sept 1 & use the restroom independently
    (NO transportation provided for 3 year old classes.)

    Mondays & Thursdays 8:15-11:15 a.m.

    Tuesdays & Fridays 8:15-11:15 a.m.

    4-5-year-old classes

    Must be 4 by September 1

    Choose the location your child will attend for kindergarten. Free transportation is available, see more info below.

    Cokato Elementary - Tues / Wed/ Fri - 8:00-11:00 a.m. 

    Cokato Elementary - Tues / Wed/  Fri - 12:10-3:10 p.m.

    Dassel Elementary - Mon/ Wed/ Thurs- 8:00-11:00 a.m.

    Dassel Elementary - Mon / Wed/ Thurs-12:15-3:15 p.m.

    Early Childhood Center - Mon & Thurs- 12:00-3:00 p.m.

    FREE transportation may be an option for the 4 & 5-year-old preschool classes held at Dassel or Cokato Elementary Schools for families with bus routes within the school district boundaries.
    NOTE: If your address, or daycare address, is within the elementary school walking zones, bussing would only be available for midday transportation - subject to the above specifications.

    NOTE: Students choosing to use busing who live or will be transported to/from daycare from the:

    • Northside of HWY 12 must enroll in an a.m. class
    • Southside of HWY 12 must enroll in a p.m. class

    If your child will NOT be using transportation you may register for either section.

    Preschool Tuition

    2 Day/Week Classes: $100 Monthly Installments OR $900 for the full school year 
    3 Day/Week Classes: $145 Monthly Installments OR $1,305 for the full school year

    Please do not let preschool tuition deter you from enrolling your child. Reduced tuition is available based on family need and/or income eligibility guidelines. Full and partial scholarships may also be available. Please call 320-286-4120 to inquire.

  • Transportation Fees
    Fees are for the use of Mid-Day Transportation only: $20/month.

    Reduced tuition transportation fees are $15/$10 per month as it applies based on reduced/free lunch family qualifications.

    Transportation may be an option for the 4 & 5 year-old preschool classes held at Dassel or Cokato Elementary Schools for families with bus routes within the school district boundaries. 

    NOTE: If your address, or daycare address, is within the elementary school walking zones, bussing would only be available for midday transportation - subject to the above specifications.

    NOTE: Students choosing to use busing who either live or will be transported to/from daycare from the:

    • Northside of HWY 12 must enroll in an a.m. class

    • Southside of HWY 12 must enroll in a p.m. class

    If your child does NOT use transportation, you may register for either section.