Preschool

Our school readiness program emphasizes activities in all areas of growth and learning. Research-based High Scope curriculum, implemented in classes, teaches children to initiate, discover, experience, and learn about ideas, events, and people. Children will create, experiment, problem-solve, and resolve conflicts as they learn. This approach enhances each young person's growth in the foundations of academics as well as in social-emotional, physical, and creative areas. The development of each child is discussed with parents/guardians. The program includes a diverse grouping of children reflective of our community and inclusive with early childhood special education. Classes run September to May. Participation fees may be reduced or waived depending upon your financial situation.

Jump Start (3 and 4 year olds)

for preschoolers who are three years of age by September 1 

Kindergarten Connection (4 and 5 year olds) 

for preschoolers who are four years of age by September 1

Extended Care

On-site childcare available after preschool classes.

Preschoolers learning dental health
Contact Information
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Fran Rethwisch
ECFE/School Readiness Coordinator
frethwisch@detlakes.k12.mn.us

(218)847-4418, ext. 6116