Birth to Age 5

Welcome!  The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid growth. A variety of helpful programs for parents and their children are available.

Parent Aware Rated - Four Stars of Excellence: We're one of the first preschool programs in the state to earn a four-star Parent Aware rating - the highest possible!  This system helps families find programs focused on high quality early learning and kindergarten readiness.

Prenatal to Grade 3 Initiative Video:  Watch this short video highlighting our progams 

From prenatal to kindergarten transition, Duluth Public Schools Early Childhood Programs work collaboratively within our district to provide a comprehensive and inclusive continuum of services focusing on child, family and school readiness.  Also focusing on creation of community partnerships (old and new) that strive to break down the barriers families with young children face when learning about meaningful resources available to them.


Contact: 218-336-8815 or


Duluth Preschool: Duluth Public Schools offer several options in collaboration with School Readiness, Head Start, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, Early Childhood Scholarships and Early Childhood Special Education funding sources. 

Apply for Duluth Preschool

Call 218-336-8815, option 4 or email us at if you have questions about applying for Duluth Preschool.

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE): Duluth Public Schools offer classes for parents and children ages birth through 4 years old.  
Now accepting registrations for the 2022-2023 school year. Register today!
Early Childhood Screening offers free developmental screenings.  It is recommended children are screened during the year they turn three and it is required for kindergarten entrance. To schedule a screening appointment: Phone: 218-336-8816 or Email
Screening Calendar
Schedule Screening Appointment

Early Childhood Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education information about programming.
Help Me Grow - Refer a child, screen, or evaluate for early childhood intervention services.

Head Start Page
Annual Report