Crest View has two Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. Programs are half-day Monday-Friday in the morning (8:50-11:20am) or afternoon (12:50-3:20).  

Pre-K learning is focused on the whole child. Curriculum features hands-on learning opportunities and a developmentally appropriate curriculum that will prepare your child for success in kindergarten and beyond. An emphasis is placed on social-emotional skills and learning through play. Below are some examples of what your child will learn.

Social/Emotional Skills

  • Expressing and managing feelings and needs verbally
  • Noticing and responding to others and their emotions
  • Waiting and taking turns
  • Sharing with others
  • Making friends
  • Using words and other strategies to resolve conflicts
  • Following rules, routines and transitions
  • Taking responsibility for well being
  • Attending in large group activities led by teacher for sustained periods
  • Participates in large group and small group activities and discussions
  • Listening to others
  • Establishing and sustaining positive relationships with peers and teachers

Large and Fine Motor Skills

  • Moving body with coordination
  • Demonstrating small motor control and coordination (using pencils, scissors, etc.)

Language and Literacy

  • Writing first and last name
  • Recognizing uppercase and lowercase letter names and sounds
  • Rhyming
  • Alliteration
  • Predicting what will happen in a story and talking or drawing about it
  • Retelling stories


  • Sorting objects by size, color and shape
  • Counting to 20+ and recognizing numbers 1-10
  • Making sets of objects
  • Creating patterns
  • Recognizing and describing shapes
  • Measuring objects

    Most of all we want Pre-K children to feel safe, successful, valued, and to learn to LOVE school!


Diane Lundquist

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Caitlin Schmidt

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School Info

Crest View Elementary
8200 Zane Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN 55443

School Hours
8:40 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-5165, ext 1

General Fax 


School Leadership

Shawn Stibbins