Our Mission:

  • To provide an environment that nurtures and embraces all children and parents so they can reach their full potential.


GOALS for Our Early Childhood Programs:

  • To support children’s optimal physical, intellectual, social and emotional development during the important first years of life.

  • To promote informed, realistic attitudes and expectations about raising children.

  • To offer child development information and a variety of parenting techniques.

  • To support parents in their efforts in raising children.

  • To help create effective communication in families.

  • To provide information on resources available in the community.

How Do We Meet These Goals:

  • Parent/Child Classes

  • Pre-Kindergarten/School Readiness: 3 and 4 year old Classes, 4 and 5 year old Classes and Bilingual Classes

  • ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) Inclusion Program

  • Minnesota Reading Corps Site

  • Explore S'more Classes

  • Special Events and Family Nights

  • Child Care Provider Classes and Home Visits.

An Advisory Council has been established for the ECFE/SR program. The council meets three times per year and is comprised of parents and interested community members. The role of the council is to contribute recommendations for program policies, goals, objectives and ideas about out ECFE/Pre-K/SR program. New members are always welcome.


If you would like to join or would like more information please contact Diane Strobel, ECFE/SR Coordinator at (320) 585-2237.