Summer preschool programs offered locally
The free preschool programs are being offered at Wadena-Deer Creek and Staples-Motley school districts.
At the end of May, the Minnesota Department of Education released some funding for preschool summer enrichment. The programs are free.
This program is intended for WDC preschool students who turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2020. Students will receive extra help with basic skills and opportunities to enhance their social skills.
The session will run from June 15 to July 15 (excluding July 5-8) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Children are not required to stay the entire time offered.
Bussing is available at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Students staying until 3 p.m. will need to be picked up. Breakfast and lunch will be served, along with a snack in the afternoon for those staying until 3 p.m.
Please sign and complete the form online by June 9 giving permission for your child to participate in the program, and return it to Alicia Johnson at the elementary school.
The program is for children entering kindergarten at Staples-Motley School District this fall, and must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2021 and have their enrollment form turned in. Learn with friends, move your body and enjoy the summer in a new way.
There are two sessions available from June 14-30 and July 12-28 at the elementary school. The program is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Wednesday. Breakfast and lunch are included.
You can register online for the free program.