Preschool/daycare options in Delano

*This information is taken from the Delano 2008 Community Guide Book*

Wee Tiger Preschool through Community Education:

Wee Tiger Preschool classes for children 3 and 4 years (two years prior to kindergarten) and four and five years (the year prior to Kindergarten) and are offered through the Community Education program of School District 879.

Classes are conducted throughout the school year at the Delano Elementary School and the Community Education Center.  The curriculum includes a variety of experiences in pre-reading, language, math, dramatic play, art, music, creative movement, science, gym, and, of course, lots of time to play, discover and explore.

Their goal is to foster each child's self-image, confidence, and positive attitude toward learning and school, while preparing for the academic structure of kindergarten.  For more information, call the Early Childhood Program's office at 763 972-3365 ext. 2442.

Tiger Kids Club and its Tiger Cubs:

A pre-kindergarten program, is a comprehensive, extended day offering for children, 4 years of age through the completion of fourth grade.  Located at the Delano Community Education Center, TKC, and Tiger Cubs are available to students and their families, Monday - Friday, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM throughout the year, including the summer and a number of non-school days during the school year.

Tiger Kids Club offers homework help, supervised small and large group games, field trips, enrichment programs and easy access to community education offerings.  TKC also provides a breakfast program and after school snacks.

Tiger Cubs, the pre-kindergarten component of TKC, is designed to start the foundation of learning for children the year prior to entering kindergarten.  Through a variety of experiences, young learners will be exposed to pre-math and writing skills, language activities, science and exploration, large and fine motor activities as well as all the other benefits Tiger Kids Club provides.  For more information, call 763 972-3365 ext. 2448.

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE):

Early Childhood Family Education offers parent-child classes and family activities for parents and their young children from birth to kindergarten enrollment, which fosters the growth and development of children, enriches family life, and provides information and support for parents.

Early Childhood Family Education recognizes that families provide children their first and most important learning environment and that parents are children's first and most significant teachers.

The mission of ECFE is to strengthen families through the education and support of all parents in providing the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.  ECFE is the beginning and first link young families have with District 879 schools.  For more information, call 763 972-3365 ext. 2442.

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 763 972-3365 ext. 2442

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.  Objectives are to present a stimulating curriculum that encourages development of the whole child intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

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 and education tailored to your wonderful, special child.

For more information, call 763 972-2393

Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool:

An experienced staff serves 3 to 4 year old children in classes, preschool through grade eight, in a loving, yet disciplined atmosphere. A teacher-to-student ratio of approximately 1 to 15 allows teachers to give each student the attention they so richly deserve and need.

In addition to instruction from the Bible, Mt. Olive’s high academic standards are passed on to students in each class, through access to technology, and exposure to the arts.

Students also have opportunities to participate in athletics, choir, forensics, and scholastic competitions throughout the school year.

All children, regardless of faith, are encouraged to attend Mt. Olive.

For more information about the school or for registration materials, contact the school office at (763) 972-2442.


Private Day Care:

An up-to-date listing of home-based daycare operators in the Delano area is available on the Wright County website or view PDF - (List current as of February 07, 2011).  You can also call Child Care Choices, Inc. at 800-288-8549.