FREE All-Day Every Day Kindergarten

FREE All-Day Every Day Kindergarten

BHM Kindergarten

Buffalo-Hanover-Monstrose Schools (BHM) has FREE all-day, every day kindergarten.

The FREE All-Day, Every Day Kindergarten Program Includes:

  • FREE breakfast for all kindergarten students
  • Instruction in core areas of literacy, math, science, social studies, health, and visual arts
  • Instruction in specialist areas: physical education and music
  • Opportunities for additional enrichment and classroom activities
  • Lunch and recess time, which provides opportunities for social interaction (Students may either bring a lunch from home or purchase meals through the district's food service program. Information is available to determine if your child qualifies for free or reduced meal prices.)
  • Access to KidKare (before and after school care)

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration information will be mailed to families beginning in January (also see "More K-Info-General Kindergarten Registration Information" below).

Q and A

Frequently Asked Questions about All-Day, Every Day Kindergarten

Q: How long is the school day?
A: The school day is the same as it is for grades 1-5 – 7:45 a.m..-2:25 p.m.

Q: Is there tuition for this program?
A: ADEDK is FREE! The state passed legislation last school year providing funding to schools in Minnesoata for ADEDK beginning with the 20-14-15 school year.

More Kindergarten Information

General Kindergarten Registration Information
Early Childhood Screening is a requirement for entry into all Minnesota public schools. The district provides this free service to all district residents. To make an appointment, please call 763-682-8408.

Students must be five years old on or before September 1. A birth certificate must be shown either at early childhood screening or kindergarten registration. All students must have the following immunizations before starting kindergarten:

  • DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis): 5 doses
  • Polio: 4 doses
  • Hepatitis B (HBV): 3 doses
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella): 2 doses
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): 2 doses


For more information about immunizations, please contact your child's doctor or district nurse Sue Thomson at 763-682-8514.

FREE Breakfast
When the legislature made the decision to fund all-day kindergarten beginning with the 2014-15 school year, they also decided to pay for breakfast for all kindergarten students. Each kindergarten student in BHM Schools will be offered a FREE breakfast at the start of each day.

More Information about the BHM Kindergarten Registration
Get more information by contacting the elementary school your child will attend:
Discovery Elementary–763-682-8400
Hanover Elementary–763-682-0824
Montrose Elementary–763-682-8345
Northwinds Elementary–763-682-8800
Parkside Elementary–763-682-8500
Tatanka Elementary–763-682-8600