► ECFE Regional Early Childhood Family Education 218-327-5850
Application - THIS IS A COMMON APPLICATION
Head Start works with our Invest Early partners to provide programming in Grand Rapids, Deer River, Nashwauk/Keewatin, Greenway-Taconite/Marble. We also have classrooms in International Falls and Northome in Koochiching County. Preschool and family support for pregnant women, infants and children up to age five. (Income guidelines apply for all Head Start Programs)
Pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers
Programming for students working toward their high school diploma or GED and attending the Area Learning Center in Grand Rapids. Head Start also offers a teen out-reach program in Deer River.
"To deliver comprehensive wrap-around services to children and their families while evaluating the long term impact of the investment."
PARTNERS (Click on partner for more info) Itasca County Public Health • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) & School Readiness, www.isd316.org, www.isd317.org, www.isd318.org, www.isd319.org, KOOTASCA Head Start - www.kootasca.org ,Itasca Community College - www.itascacc.edu , Itasca County Family YMCA Child Care - www.ymcaitasca.org , Adult Basic Education (ABE) - www.aeoa.org , Blandin Foundation - www.blandinfoundation.org , Bemidji State University - www.bemidjistate.edu
A public school program. (Blended Classes with Kootasca Head Start, Invest Early, and School Readiness) Classes for children ages 3-Kindergarten Entrance. 1 common application to complete. No income guidelines. Anyone can apply and we will determine your funding stream. Available in (Deer River ISD #317, Grand Rapids ISD #318, Greenway ISD #316, & Nashwauk/Keewatin ISD #319)
► Early Childhood Special Education ECSE
ISD 316 ▪ Greenway ▪ 247-7306
ISD 317 ▪ Deer River ▪ 246-8860
ISD 318 ▪ Grand Rapids ▪ 327-5572
ISD 319 ▪ Nashwauk-Keewatin ▪ 885-1280
If your Child is under Three Call-218-327-5570
Sometimes young children need special support in their early years to help them grow and learn with more success. Early Childhood Special Education offers a variety of services at no cost to children and their families: information and referral; screening; evaluation; special education classes and related services under FAPE (Free and Appropriate Education laws); and coordination of services, which might include specialized instruction, assistive technology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services and more. If you are concerned that your child may not be playing, talking, growing, moving or acting like most other children of the same age, free and confidential help is available.
► Early Childhood Screening
ISD 316 ▪ Greenway ▪ 245-1287; x26804 or 26303
ISD 317 ▪ Deer River ▪ 246-8860; x412
ISD 318 ▪ Grand Rapids ▪ 327-5850
ISD 319 ▪ Nashwauk-Keewatin ▪ 885-2900; x51154
Parent/Guardians, please remember to call for an Early Childhood Screening appointment when your child is 3½ or just turning 4. All children must be screened once before kindergarten entry or participation in Early Childhood programs. Screening is free, it’s fun and it’s a great opportunity for you to see your child’s total growth. Screening includes: Height • Weight · Vision • Hearing · General development • Health History · Immunization Review
If potential problems are identified, your child will receive appropriate follow-up or be connected with resources in the school and community. Your child will automatically be enrolled into a school district at the time of screening.
Taking ages four and up. Classes three days a week-Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9-12
Provides an early childhood education with a Christian foundation is a safe, nurturing Lutheran environment that offers developmentally appropriate experience for preschool families in our church and community.
We are a Licensed and accredited preschool for three and four year old children. We focus our teaching around christian values.
Information and referral to licensed child care in Itasca County and the surrounding area.
► Imagination Station 218-326-7072
► Wonder Years Preschool (Nashwauk)1-218-885-2286
Established in 1978 we are a parent involved preschool open three days a week. We have qualified teachers and are licensed by the state of Minnesota.
► St Andrew's Preschool Grand Rapids 218-326-8508
Weefolksgarten is a state licensed program operating year round, Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Licensed staff provide a safe, fun, caring, and enriching environment.
► Project READ
► Grand Rapids Area Library
► Coleraine Public Library
► Children's Discovery Museum
► University of Minnesota Extension Early Childhood
► Forest History Center
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