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Hopkins Public Schools Community Education

Welcome to Hopkins Community Education! It is our privilege to work with all families and community members to bring world-class learning and engagement opportunities to people of all ages, every day. We are proud of our tradition of exemplary early education classes, youth, and adult opportunities, community engagement activities, out of school time programs, facility use opportunities, and so much more.

Adult Enrichment

Discover dance, photography, fitness, music, fine art, pottery, crafts, finance, and much more. GED and ESL classes, computer training and work skills, too. Check out all the options by clicking the link below!

Youth Programs

Community Education Youth Programs offers a wide variety of out-of-school time enrichment classes and athletic activities that will expand your child's learning experiences. Choose from art, cooking, pottery, chess, hands-on science, computer, languages, fencing, volleyball, track and field and more! 

Hop-Kids Activities

Look to Hop-Kids for preschool age activities. Hop-Kids provides opportunities for playing and learning that are fun, nurturing, and safe. We believe children learn best through meaningful, interactive play. Our classes offer an introduction to a variety of sport fundamentals, play adventures, and STEM skills taught by passionate instructors who encourage curiosity, discovery, and problem-solving!

Early Childhood
Family Education 

Early childhood is an important time of development for our youngest learners. We understand how important the early years are, and support families with both Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes and events, and three preschool options. 

Full-Day: Stepping Stones Preschool

Engaging classrooms, nurturing teachers, discovery-based curriculum, social and school readiness development — all designed to ignite your child's love for learning and build a solid foundation for kindergarten and beyond. 

Half-Day: Kaleidoscope Preschool

Register your child in a morning or afternoon Kaleidoscope Preschool section. Once your child's session is confirmed, you can build up to a full-day schedule at select sites by adding Stay & Explore Extended-Day options (listed below).

Enroll your child in Kaleidoscope Preschool's half-day morning or afternoon sessions. You will receive a confirmation of your child's enrollment after the lottery deadline. You can then register for Stay & Explore Extended-day options (see link below) to create up to a full-day learning experience at select sites. Kaleidoscope Preschool offers a choice of classes that are two, three, four, or five half-days per week for children ages 3-5.

Extend Your Child's Preschool Day:
Stay & Explore

Choose options to extend your child's half-day Kaleidoscope Preschool session  — up to a full-day learning experience at select sites.

Stay & Explore Extended-Day options are available for families of year-before-kindergarten children (age 4)  who choose Kaleidoscope preschool at select sites. First, choose your Kaleidoscope Preschool session (see link above), you will receive a confirmation of what session your child is in after the lottery registration. Then, add Stay & Explore Extended-Day options to build your child's schedule. Some sites offer options to create a full day school experience. Stay, learn, and explore with us!

Kids & Company

Kids & Company is Hopkins Public Schools’ premier school-age before-school and after-school child care program. Offered in each of the District’s six elementary schools, Kids & Company is open Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 6:15 pm for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. 

Rent our Spaces:
Facility Use

Hopkins Event Services provides the finest special event service possible, from beginning to end. Customers receive personal attention and assistance in planning their events. Have a need? We have the space for you.

Eisenhower Observatory

View the night sky through the Lawrence Sauter telescope located inside the Observatory Dome atop the Eisenhower Community Center! Under the guidance of trained, knowledgeable volunteers, discover the moon, planets, stars and constellations. See below for scheduled viewing nights.

If you are new to our online registration system, you will need to set up a new account, if you have not already done so. We encourage you to set up a profile for every member of your family to ensure you receive the most accurate and relevant information.

Of course, feel free to take a look around and see what courses we are offering for adults, youth and early childhood families. If you see something you like, go ahead and add it to your cart, we'll create an account for you at checkout.