Delano Community Education provides comprehensive lifelong learning opportunities for area residents of all ages.
Programs for Youth
An array of enrichment classes and recreational opportunities are offered year-round for youth of all ages. Examples include opportunities in art, music, drama, science, an outstanding Destination Imagination program, driver’s education classroom instruction, summer recreational field trips, YAR (Youth as Resources), and much more.
Youth recreation and sports programs include both summer camps and school year classes, including gymnastics and American Red Cross swimming lessons.
Programs for Children Birth to Kindergarten
All families with preschool age children are invited to participate in our Early Childhood Family Education classes and special events. Wee Tiger Preschool classes are offered for children age 33 months up to kindergarten enrollment.
Early Childhood Health and Developmental Screening (preschool screening) is usually completed between ages 3-1/2 to 4 years. If you have not received an invitation for your child, please contact our office at (763) 972-6210, press 4.
Tiger Kids Club (Age 3 – Grade 6)
Working parents love the high quality, affordable childcare offered by Tiger Kids Club (TKC), which is open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. throughout the year, including summer and a number of non-school days during the school year. TKC serves children from age 3 to grade 6.
Tiger Kids Club offers homework help, supervised small- and large-group games, field trips, enrichment clubs and easy access to community education offerings. TKC also provides breakfast and snacks as part of the tuition.
The preschool program, a unique childcare and pre-school combination, provides a full-day, pre-kindergarten experience for children ages 3 and 4. Through a variety of experiences provided by licensed staff, including Houghton Mifflin curriculum and Minnesota Reading Corp, young learners will be exposed to pre-math, pre-reading, writing skills, language activities, science and art exploration, large- and fine-motor activities, as well as all the other benefits TKC provides.
For additional information, please call the program coordinator, at (763) 972-6210, press 3.
Recreation and aquatics programs for youth and adults:
Delano Community Education offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities and classes for both youth and adults. Community members may use the popular Tiger Activity Center (TAC) at Delano High School for their personal fitness needs, either by purchasing an annual membership or by purchasing daily passes. The TAC accepts several insurance plan fitness reimbursement programs.
TAC facilities include a walking track, circuit training room, weight room, gyms, and aquatics programs such as lap swim, open swim, and water exercise classes. It also offers American Red Cross swimming lessons for youth. Simplify your life and have your child’s next birthday party at the TAC. Call (763) 972-6210, ext. 2110 to learn about special birthday party packages.
Programs for adults
Adults can meet their own lifelong learning needs by participating in enrichment classes that span such topics as computers, technology, arts, wellness, fitness, parent education, and more. Can’t fit a class into your busy schedule? Try online learning courses and learn at times convenient for you.
Community Education is also pleased to be a partner with the city of Delano in providing the programs of the Delano Senior Center.
Do you want to get your GED? Do you need to improve your skills in reading, math, or writing for your job or to get ready for postsecondary education? Come to free classes at the Community Education Center and start to realize your goals. Call (763) 972-6210 for information.
Facility use by the community:
Delano Community Education coordinates the use of school facilities by community organizations, individuals, and businesses. Call (763) 972-3365, ext. 2129 for further information.