Christi Slattengren

 

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Duluth Childcare

If you're moving into Duluth with young children, finding a Child Care Facility is very important. We hope you find the following information helpful in your search for the perfect child care provider! 

 
Do you have questions about any area of your child's development? These St Louis Co. accredited facilities can help: 
 
Benedictine Developmental Preschool

Bubbling Brook Child Care
Congdon Creek Preschool 

Duluth Preschool of Fine Arts
Endion Square Children's Center, LLC. 
Happy Time Day Care Center

Kidz Kollege Learning Center
Lakeside Presbyterian Nursery School

Lakeview Christian Academy Preschool

Little Learners' Enrichment Center 
Observation Hill Children's Center

Promise Preschool

St. James Preschool
St. Michael's Montessori Preschool

The Shepherd's Little Lambs Preschool 

UMD Children's Place
University Nursery School

Early Childhood Screening - Merritt Family Center 

510 N. 40th Ave. West 
 
Minnesota Law requires an early childhood screening for all children before entering kindergarten. The screening is offered free of charge through the Duluth Public Schools for any child age 3 1/2 to 5 years of age. (The optimal age for screening is around the child's fourth birthday). Screening is required in the following areas: 
 

  • Sensory Screening (vision and hearing screening) 

  • Developmental Screening (standardized screening of fine and gross motor, concept, and speech and language development) 

  • Growth Screening (height and weight measurement) 

  • Immunization review 

  • Summary interview with the parent 

 
For further information or to obtain an appointment, please call 628-4907. 
 


Early Childhood Special Education Pro - Main Office 

1504 Swan Lake Road 
 
Screening in all areas of development. Assessment in all areas of development including: 

  • Speech/Language 

  • Concepts 

  • Fine & Gross Motor Skills 

  • Behavior & Social/Emotional Development 

  • Audiologicals 

 
Services to children who qualify in one of the above areas. 
Screening, assessment, and services are provided free of charge by the Duluth Public Schools. Call 733-2093 for information. 
 

Other Preschool Options / Information

 
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NURSERY SCHOOL 
Nursery school experience for preschool children from 3 1/2 to 5 years of age. 
 
BIRCHWOOD SCHOOL 
1504 Swan Lake Road 
M-W-F, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
T-Th, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

LAURA MACARTHUR SCHOOL 
725 N. Central Avenue 
M-W-F, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
T-Th, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
Call 628-4891 for registration and information 

DULUTH HEAD START 
Head Start serves low-income families with children ages 3-4 who live within the Duluth city limits. 
Services:Social Services, Parent Involvement Education, Services to Children with Special Needs, Health and Nutrition. 
September - June 
Program Options: Home Base serves primarily 3- year-olds. Weekly visits of 1 1/2 hours with parent and child. 
Center-base serves primarily 
4-year-olds. Half day sessions, 4 days/week at various sites in Duluth. Snack, lunch, and transportation are provided. 
For further information, please call 733-2084. 

EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION (ECFE) 
ECFE is a program of information and support for parents and their young children from birth to kindergarten age. ECFE is staffed by qualified teachers who are licensed in Early Childhood and/or Parent Education. 
Purpose: ECFE's purpose is to help strengthen families by providing support to parents as they work to meet their child's developmental needs. 
Locations: Congdon Elem., Barnes Early Childhood Center, Copeland Community Center, Merritt Family Center, and Stowe Elementary. 
Services: Parent-group discussion, parent-child activities, early child education, toy and book lending libraries, parent/infant programming, and home visiting services. 
Call 628-4899 for more info. 


LEARNING READINESS 
Learning Readiness Pre-kindergarten program serves children the year prior to their kindergarten enrollment. Children must be 4 years old by September 1st. Learning Readiness Pre-kindergarten classes are located at: 
Rockridge 
Piedmont 
Laura MacArthur Elementary Schools 
Parent education and special events for families are also offered. For more information call 733-2084. 

ARROWHEAD CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL 
Child Care Resource and Referral provides individualized referrals to licensed family day care homes, child care centers, and preschools in the seven-county region - Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis. We match children with providers based on hours needed, age of children, type of care, location, and other criteria such as smoke-free, pet-free, small group, etc. This is sponsored by St. Louis County Social Services Department. Call 1-800-450-0450 for referrals. 

ARROWHEAD HEAD START SERVICES 
Located at Gnesen Community Center. 1-800-662-5711 
Any child 3-5, with preference to children 4 years old by September 1st who: 

  • Meet federal income guidelines 

  • Are within service area 

  • May have special need or disabilities 

Arrowhead Head Start is a Program of AEOA, Inc. 
 
KID CONNECTION 
For School-age children Kindergarten through 6th grade. 
Hours: 6:45 am to 5:45 pm 
Chester Park 728-7416 
Congdon Park 728-7407 
Lowell School 733-2089 
Laura MacArthur 628-4911 
Nettleton School  733-2183 
Piedmont School 733-2188 
Rockridge School 525-0827 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THE CHILD CARE FUND 
Subsidy Programs help parents pay for child care when they are working or going to school. 
For more information, call St. Louis County Social Services at: 
218-726-2170