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Preschool Openings & Registration

 If you would like assistance finding a preschool that will best fit your child, contact our Early Childhood Community Navigator MaKayla Oxley at 507-438-6869, or our main office at

507-437-0920 and they can assist you on your preschool journey.

Safe and efficient transportation service for preschool aged children in Austin who otherwise may not be able to attend preschool due to a transportation barrier. This service is a trusted, reliable, and affordable option for parents. Bus rides are $1 each way.


  • Please be sure your child is registered for preschool before applying.

  • ​Placement letters will be sent to the household address this Summer.

  • Please closely evaluate your need before applying as the Rainbow Route was created to address transportation barriers.​​

  • 7% of households in Mower County have no vehicle, while 30% of households only have one. The Rainbow Route was created to address true barriers such as these. (For more information, visit:

Applelane Childcare Center

22-23 Registration

Registration Opens February 28th

Please contact Applelane at

507-433-0070 to discuss the registration process.

Apple Lane offers child care and preschool scholarship opportunities. Please connect with office staff on application procedures.

Community Learning Center

22-23 Registration

Online registration opens March 23rd Pre-K Online Enrollment Checklist  Please prepare for online registration by providing the following documents available for upload during the registration process:  Student birth certificate (requested, but not required)  Current immunization records  Legal Custody document (if applicable)  Parents/Guardians Who Currently Have an Austin Public School Campus Parent Portal Account and Wish to Register Their Child for Pre-School  To register through the parent portal, please login to your portal account, choose "More" (on the left of the screen). Next, choose "Online Registration". (This process saves time. As an existing parent you are able to review your current data in the application.)  BEGIN ONLINE PRE-SCHOOL REGISTRATION WITH APS CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL  No Current Students in Austin Public Schools?  Use the link below to start an application to register your student.  BEGIN ONLINE PRE-SCHOOL REGISTRATION 

22-23 Registration

Registration Opens March 1st Online registration on Family Portal Create an Account: Please create a parent portal account and bookmark this page for your reference to apply. Complete the online application. After creating your account, you will be able to log in to enroll your child/ren, apply for tuition assistance, print forms for your records, check on the status of your application, and much more. Instructions for Creating a Family Portal Login Please go to Select Parent Log In from the menu bar and FACTS Family Portal from the drop-down menu. After the FACTS Family Portal Login screen opens, please select Create New Family Portal Account. Enter (PC-MN) into the District Code field. Enter in the Email field your email address as provided in your application to the school. Click the Create Account button. You will receive an email from FACTS SIS Customer Support containing a link that will allow you to create your username and password. For security purposes the link will remain active for 6 hours. Please click on the link. A Change/Create Password screen will open. You may use the default username provided, or create a new username. Then type in your desired password into the Password field and Confirm Field. Click on the Save Username and/or Password button. Close the window. Log into Family Portal as instructed above. What Do You Need to Apply? You will need your child/ren's basic information along with vaccination records (which can be requested from their doctor and faxed right to the school at 507-433-5693), most recent copies of your family's 1040 tax forms. A registration fee is also due with your registration to guarantee a spot for your child. You can view more about our registration fees, tuition costs, and flexible payment plans on our Tuition Page. I Don't Have a Computer, How Can I Apply? Call our main office at 507-437-3278 to schedule an appointment with the Enrollment Director.  How Old Does My Child Have to Be to Start School? Preschool: Tiny Shamrocks must be 33 months old and toilet trained ( No pullups). K-Prep must be 4. Montessori must be 33 months old and toilet trained (No pullups). 

22-23 Registration


Completing this application does not guarantee your enrollment. After completing and submitting your online enrollment application, someone will be in touch with you.   


Download and print an application by clicking HERE

Wee Learning Center

22-23 Registration

Registration opens March 9th

YMCA Preschool

23-24 Registration

Registration Opens to the public March 20th

The YMVA preschool program provides an enriching early childhood experience, centering on the emotional, social, physical, self-help, and academic development of a child.
The YMCA Preschool Program recognize the importance of play for healthy brain development and the joy in learning students experience from our engaging teachers and rich environment. Students receive a session of swimming lessons at no additional cost and get to enjoy the amenities of  the facility including the indoor playground and wood gym as part of their daily routine.

Additional Options

These Preschool options are in surrounding areas to Austin. Some may be within Mower County and some may be outside of the county. Austin Aspires recognizes that some of our community members travel for work and it may be easier to find care closer to that location. These openings may not be current or up to date but we strive to provide you with the most current information!

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