Early Childhood

Brainerd Public Schools Early Childhood  Education Options

Brainerd Public Schools offers a variety of early childhood programming to meet the needs of our families.  These programs include:

Early Childhood Programs -
     Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classesWeekly time together classes for parents and their children birth to 5 years old.
     School Readiness PreschoolFor children ages 3 to 5 (child only program),  two or three days a week (half or full days) at the Brainerd Learning Center, Washington Educational Services Building, Baxter or Nisswa Elementary. 
       Early Childhood Screening/Kindergarten Registration- The state of Minnesota requires that all children entering kindergarten complete an Early Childhood Screening and recommends this at age 3.  This appointment is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing.

Early Childhood Special Education - early intervention and preschool special education to children birth to kindergarten, who show developmental delay in a variety of areas.  Students must complete an evaluation and meet qualifications to receive intervention services. 

Kinderclub Early-Age Care & Pre-Kindergarten Program - KinderClub is an all-day childcare, enrichment and kindergarten readiness experience that serves our families during the school year and summer. Children must be four years old to attend.

Who to Contact

Julie Domino
Early Childhood Special Education Director

Jennifer Erickson
Early Childhood Special Education Secretary

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Tahnee Flowers
Early Childhood Programs Coordinator
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Jennifer Lindholm
Early Childhood Programs Secretary

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Gina Thesing
Early Childhood Screening Secretary

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