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 classes

    Must be 3 by Sept 1 & use 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 & Fri - 8:00-11:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

    FREE transportation is an option for the 4 & 5-year-old preschool classes held at Dassel or Cokato Elementary Schools ONLY!

    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


    $95 Monthly Installments OR $855 for the full year 

    Reduced tuition is available based on income eligibility guidelines. Please view the second page of the preschool registration form for more information about reduced preschool tuition. Reduced tuition rates are $72/month and $48/month. If reduced tuition is still a financial hardship scholarships may be available. Please call 320-286-4120 to inquire.

    To find out if your family qualifies simply fill out the Application for Educational Benefits and return it to the Dassel-Cokato District Office M-F 7:00-4:00 or mail it to:

    Attn: Tracy Clark
    Dassel-Cokato School District Office
    4852 Reardon Ave SW, Suite 1700
    Cokato, MN 55321

    Please call 320-286-4120 with any questions.