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School Readiness

School Readiness is a sliding-scale, fee-based preschool program for children who are 3 or 4 years old to help prepare them for kindergarten. Participants engage in classroom activities that encourage development across all the ECIP areas.

School Readiness 4’s is open to children who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1st and potty trained (priority placement for 4 year olds).

Because School Readiness is not fully funded by the MN Department of Education, participants are charged a fee to attend based on the sliding scale below. Extenuating circumstances and students who meet the risk criteria can override the income qualification.


Annual payments qualify for a 5% discount if the entire payment is made prior to September 30. 

Pay School Readiness Fees 

**S-M Schools bills for early learning services in advance. Payment is due by the 25th of the month prior (i.e. Sept. bill is due August 25th).

School Readiness Handbook

School Readiness Enrollment Form

School Readiness Supply List

Staples Motley School Readiness Sliding Fee
1 Family size includes everyone who lives in your home.
2 Gross annual income is before taxes from everyone who lives in your home.
3 Determine family size; look for income across that row; fee is listed down on the bottom of that column.
Family Size A B C D
2 $42,659+ $33,874-$42,658 $23,779-$33,874 Below $23,779
3 $51,478+ $42,607-$51,477 $29,976-$42,606 Below $29,976
4 $60,297+ $51,339-$60,296 $36,174-$51,338 Below $36,174
5 $69,116+ $60,071-$69,115 $42,371-$60,070 Below $42,371
6 $76,041+ $68,803-$76,040 $48,568-$68,802 Below $48,568


Tuition 4A
5 full days/week

($2,430 /annual*)
Tuition 4B
3 full days/week
($1,575 /annual*)
Tuition 3A
2 full days/week
($990 /annual*)
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