Preschool/Daycare

Delano Public Schools Preschool

DPS Preschool offers classes for children 33 months through kindergarten through Delano Community Education.

DPS Preschool’s curriculum is planned using The Creative Curriculum model that builds on the children’s current interests and strengths. Classroom activities include language and literacy, motor skills, math, science and technology, social studies, the arts and lots of play. Student progress is monitored using the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment tool.

DPS Preschool operates on the same vacation, holiday, teacher workshop and school closing policy as the Delano Elementary school. Childcare is available for all preschool participants on most non-school days.

For more information, call Becca Seiberlich or Dawn Hilgers at 763-972-6210.

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.

For children in DPS Preschool, Tiger Kids Club offers the option of childcare before and/or after preschool classes.

For additional information, please call the program coordinator, at 763-972-6210.

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Early Childhood Family Education offers engaging parent-child classes, informative parent only events/classes and fun family activities for parents/grandparents/caregivers and their young children/grandchildren from birth to kindergarten enrollment.

The mission of ECFE is to connect families to resources, build relationships among community members, strengthen families through education and support of healthy growth/development of their children.

ECFE is the beginning and first link young families have with District 879 schools. Come for your children, connect with others and stay for yourself!

For more information, call 763-972-6210 or online at www.delano.ce.eleyo.com

Early Childhood Health & Developmental

Screening

Do you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5 who is not yet in kindergarten? If so, has your child participated in Early Childhood Screening? ECS allows for a free quick check of a child’s overall development prior to entering school. Early Childhood screening covers the developmental areas of:

Cognition * Fine Motor* Gross Motor* Speech/Language * Social/Emotional and Health developmental areas covering; hearing, vision, height, weight and immunization record checks. Parents are invited by the district to schedule a one hour appointment for their child to participate in screening when their child is 3 1/2 to 4 years of age. Any concerns can be discussed and addressed quickly. For more information about ECS, call the early childhood programs coordinator at 763-972-6210.

Joyful Heart Preschool

Joyful Heart Preschool promotes the growth and development of preschool children, ages 33 months to pre-kindergarten.

The school provides a safe, enriching, and educational experience in a loving Christian environment. Christian values are integrated into the programs to enhance development and positive self-esteem for all students.

Joyful Heart Preschool’s curriculum includes a reading program designed to promote reading skills and foster a love for lifelong reading.

Throughout the year, the children enjoy a variety of weekly themes and fun activities. At Joyful Heart Preschool, every child is treated as a unique individual created in God’s image. The school nurtures and provides an education tailored to your wonderful, special child. For more information, call 763-972-2393 or visit the Joyful Heart Preschool Facebook page.

Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool

Preschool curriculum is offered for 33 months-5-year-olds at Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), operates Mt. Olive Lutheran School, which has been offering a Christian education to children for more than 60 years.

The staff of Mt. Olive is dedicated to providing excellent educational services to children and their parents, so that each child can take their place in society as the salt of the earth. For more information, call 763-972-2442.

Faithful Beginnings Preschool

Faithful Beginnings is the preschool program at St. Max Kolbe Catholic School for children ages 3 to 5 years old. All families are welcome. The high-quality program offers members of the Delano community additional preschool options. It includes two programs, one for 3-year-olds which has the option of either two or three half days a week, and one for 4 and 5-year-olds, with options for either three half or full days a week.

The learning goal of Faithful Beginnings is to develop the whole child, preparing yours for kindergarten readiness with basic cognitive knowledge, introductory skills, language development, and physical, social and emotional growth. The excellent program includes the following features:

• Fully licensed by the state of Minnesota

• The scope and sequence exceeds MDE mandates for teacher qualifications and degree completion

• The preschool faculty have a combined experience of more than 20 years in the classroom

Faithful Beginnings Preschool curriculum and daily activities are fun and interactive, using the highly regarded Creative Curriculum for early childhood education. This curriculum, which builds on your child’s own interests and development, supports each child using exploration and discovery as the first way of learning. This enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. The curriculum also requires strong connections between teachers, parents and the school for optimal success.

Ultimately, the goal of Faithful Beginnings is for every child to leave the program ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond, knowing they are a unique child of God with gifts to share in the world He created. Faithful Beginnings looks forward to sharing this experience with your child and your family.

For more information or to request registration materials, please visit stmaxkolbeschool.org or contact the school office at 763-972-2528.

Private Day Care

For listings of home-based daycare operators in the Delano area, reference our business directory starting on page 57 of this guide, contact Wright County Human Services at 763-682-7488, or visit www.co.wright.mn.us.

Listings are also available from Child Care Choices, Inc. at 800-288-8549 or www.childcarechoices.net.