• C-I Schools Department of Teaching & Learning

Early Learning

  • Early Childhood is a broad term used to describe programming for families & their children ages birth to kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood can include ECFE (classes that parent & child attend together), Preschool (child attends on their own), School Readiness (a tuition assistance program for preschool), Early Childhood Screening (the Minnesota required screening that every child must have before entering Kindergarten). It can also include Early Childhood Special Education, where services are provided for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance for any special needs that have been identified. At Cambridge-Isanti we use the term “Early Childhood” to refer to all of our programs, like an umbrella.

    Cambridge-Isanti Preschool provides educational experiences that enhance the cognitive, literacy, emotional, social and physical development of children ages three to five years.  The Cambridge-Isanti Preschool’s Focus of Learning is based on the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress from the Minnesota Department of Education.  Meaningful unit themes spark children's interest and connect the different learning areas of the lesson plan.  Various learning activities that relate to and expand each unit theme maximize the learning experience.  The preschool staff is responsible for planning and creating activities that help children experience the joy of learning.  Overall, our goal is to help children develop the foundational skills and attitudes that will contribute to future educational success.

    Cambridge-Isanti Preschool offers many class sections for preschool-age children. These classes are designed for 3 & 4 Year Olds or 4 & 5 Year Olds (if your child is four and will be starting Kindergarten next fall, we recommend the 4 & 5 Year-Old sections). Two-day and Three-day a week options are available.

    For more information or to register for early childhood programs, go to the Cambridge-Isanti Early Childhood website.



  • Isanti Primary School
    301 Heritage Blvd NW
    Isanti, MN 55040

    Cambridge Intermediate School
    428 2nd Ave NW
    Cambridge, MN 55008

Early Childhood Programs

  • Early Childhood

  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

  • Preschool

  • Early Childhood Screening (ECS)

  • Early Childhood Parent Advisory Council