School Readiness

Otter Preschool

QUICK LINKS:

*Link to the Fergus Falls ISD 544 Otter Preschool Registration 2022/2023 (Posted March 8th, 2022)

*Link to the Fergus Falls ISD 544 School District Kindergarten Registration 2022/2023 (Posted March 1st, 2022)

Information from the Fergus Falls ISD 544 Health Office -COVID-19 screening and protocol can be found here. (Aug. 2020)

***Click on Link to Make an Online Tuition Payment for OTTER PRESCHOOL https://fergusfalls.revtrak.net/ Here are the printed directions for making a payment online.

(Online payment for current enrolled families only)

Fergus Falls Public School’s School Readiness

“Otter Preschool”

A 4 Star Parent Aware rated program!

School Readiness Otter Preschool is a public school program for children ages 3 to 5. This program is a collaborative of the School Readiness and Early Childhood Special Education programs. Our goal is to have a program which offers developmentally appropriate play and learning experiences that set the foundation for success in school. School Readiness is a 4 Star Parent Aware rated program, eligible to use Early Learning Scholarships.


Otter Preschool is for everyone! Otter Preschool offers two or four half days per week, Monday through Thursday. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Reduced fees are available to families as they qualify.

Otter Preschool:

  • Highly Qualified staff- Early Childhood teachers are licensed by the MN Board of Teaching.

  • Offers developmentally appropriate play and learning experiences that set the foundation for success in school.

  • Provides an environment for children to develop their social skills through early friendships and play.

  • Encourages children to explore and participate in hands-on learning that encourages creativity and problem solving.

  • Provides a relaxed and safe environment where children participate in music and movement, creative arts, science and discovery, language and literacy, and mathematical experiences through the use of developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment built on the state early learning guidelines.

  • Provides large motor space for physical growth and development.

2022/2023 Otter Preschool Program Information Letter ---> (Information Letter)

2022/2023 Otter Preschool Registration page click here---> (Registration page)

Or Registration Forms can be picked up at the Lincoln School Building and can be turned in by mail or in-person.

2022/2023 Otter Preschool School Supply list can be printed here ---> (School Supply List)

2022/2023 Otter Preschool Handbook can be found here --->(Handbook)

**All Otter Preschool classes are at the NEW Lincoln School (Former Target building) 2300 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Otter Preschool Classes

2022/2023 Classes: Sept- May CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 2022 Enrollment is on-going throughout the year.

2022-2023 Otter Preschool Options

3yr. olds by Sept. 1st 2022

  • 2x HALF days AM (3yrs) Monday & Wednesday 8:30-11:30 AM

  • 2x HALF days PM (3yrs) Monday & Wednesday 12:30-3:30 PM

  • 2x HALF days AM (3yrs) Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-11:30 AM

  • 2x HALF days PM (3yrs) Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-3:30 PM

  • 4x HALF days PM (3yrs.) Mon., Tue., Wed., Thur. 12:30-3:30 PM

4yr/5yr olds by Sept. 1st 2022

  • 4x HALF day PM (4-5yrs) Mon., Tue., Wed., Thur. 12:30-3:30 PM

  • 2x FULL day (4-5yrs) Monday & Wednesday 8:30-3:30 PM

  • 2x FULL day (4-5yrs) Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-3:30 PM

  • 4x FULL day (4-5yrs) Mon., Tue., Wed., Thur. 8:30-3:30 PM

*For full day classes school lunch additional daily charge if used

Early Drop off for AM classes (3-5yrs) 7:45-8:30am

When enrolled in 2 days a week class $10/mon.

When enrolled in 4 days a week class $20/mon.

Registration Fee: $30 Non refundable registration fee per child due at time of application

**Early Learning Scholarships and Free and Reduced rates available for all classes based on family eligibility.

2022/2023 Otter Preschool Program Information Letter ---> (Information Letter)

2022/2023 Otter Preschool Registration page click here---> (Registration page)

Or Registration Forms can be picked up at the Lincoln School Building and can be turned in by mail or in-person.

2022/2023 Otter Preschool School Supply list can be printed here ---> (School Supply List)

2022/2023 Otter Preschool Handbook can be found here --->(Handbook)

Tour our Building

Click here to check out this virtual 360 tour of the Lincoln building. Once in the front door turn to the left and move through the secure entrance just like the real building. Then click on the dots and move through the space.

Have fun exploring!

Video Credit: Jesse Thorstad

Fergus Falls ISD 544 Kindergarten Information!

For more information

For program and registration information, feel free to stop by or call our office:

Melissa Amundson, Early Childhood Education Administrator

Molly Danielson, Secretary

Physical location: 2300 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Mail: 601 Randolph Ave Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Fax: 218-414-2682

Phone: 218-998-0544 Ext. 8900