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Welcome to the Early Childhood Center

About Us

LFCS offers families early learning opportunities through several programs: Preschool/School Readiness, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Early Childhood Screening. LFCS Early Childhood programming is guided by Minnesota State Statutes, best practices, and the Minnesota Department Education Indicators of Progress and the Parent Education Core Curriculum. All of our early childhood teachers and parent educators hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and/or are licensed in Early Childhood and or Parent Education. Little Falls Community Schools Preschool is four star, Parent Aware rated.

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Early Childhood News

MCA Testing Schedule Update

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are just around the corner! Here's what you need to know:

🗓️ 10th Graders at the High School and 5th Grade Elementary Students - testing starts next week (due to today's cancellation). Testing will continue for the month of April, for 3rd -5th graders, Middle School Students, and 10th-11th Graders at the High School

🔒 It's important that students maintain test security by following local protocols and refraining from discussing test content.

ℹ️ These assessments, built off the Minnesota State Standards, reflect what students are taught throughout the year, helping us refine the educational experience for all.

For the full testing calendar, visit our district website:

Let's showcase all that our students have learned this year! Thank you for your cooperation and support. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. 📚✏️ 

Administration and construction workers in vest and hard hats in the ceremonial ground breaking of the child care center.

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Little Flyers Childcare Center took place on a snowy March morning. This ceremony marks another milestone in Little Falls Community Schools partnership with the City of Little Falls to bring much needed access to childcare to the Little Falls area. #LFCS #FlyerPride

To View the Little Flyers Childcare Center Groundbreaking Ceremony:

District Announcement

Little Falls Community Schools is thrilled to announce the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Little Flyers Childcare Center, a collaborative initiative between the City of Little Falls and the school district. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Monday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m., at the early childhood center in Little Falls.

This exciting milestone represents a significant partnership between the City of Little Falls and the school district to address the growing need for accessible and high-quality childcare services in our community. The Little Flyers Childcare Center will provide a nurturing and enriching environment for young learners, supporting families and working parents in our area.

"We are excited to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Little Flyers Childcare Center, which represents the culmination of dedicated efforts and collaboration between the City of Little Falls and our school district," said Greg Johnson, Superintendent of Little Falls Community Schools. "This facility will not only provide essential childcare services but will also foster early childhood development, preparing our youngest learners for future success."

Members of the media are invited to join us for this occasion. 

Event Details:
Date: Monday, March 25, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 300 - 6th Street Southwest, Little Falls, MN (please enter Door 11 on the northwest corner of the building)

We look forward to celebrating this event with our community and partners as we lay the foundation for a brighter future for our children.

Kindergarten: The adventure starts here!

Learn more about kindergarten at Little Falls Community Schools.

This video highlights:

  • LFCS Mission and Values
  • Flyer Pride
  • Ready for Kindergarten?
  • Transportation Services
  • Food Services
  • Before and After School Care
  • Community Services


Preschool students with their teacher laying on the floor around a bowl with hearts in it.

Miss Joelle’s preschool class at the Early Childhood Center used their prediction skills while working together on a “floating hearts” science experiment.

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