A Guide to Preschools In Duluth and Surrounding Area

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It’s that time of year where your Facebook feed was recently covered in adorable pictures of toddlers in their first day of school outfits heading off to new and refreshing adventures. At first, your heart is overflowing until you suddenly realize you are now the parent about to send your little one off to preschool. While you are excited for their future growth it can be difficult to search through long list of preschools in your area, to find the right fit for your family. We know as a parent in this busy season of life, you’d rather spend time with your child on your own adventures than be inside researching. This is why we have brought you the Guide to Preschools in Duluth. Let finding the right preschool be a positive experience, and may this resource guide you to the perfect preschool for your future student!

Are you more interested in homeschooling your preschooler? Check out our Guide to Homeschooling In The Northland.


Duluth Preschool of Fine Arts

Type of School: Kindergarten prep through theater, arts, and nature
Starting at 33 months (potty trained) to the first day of Kindergarten
Hours of Operation: 7:30am-5:00pm 
Next Enrollment: 
Year round pending availability

Nestled in the East Hillside, Duluth Preschool of Fine Arts provides a preschool experience that is unlike any other in Duluth and the surrounding areas while proving Kindergarden prep. DPFA nourishes the “Whole Child” while fostering a lifelong love for play and imagination. A strong sense of self and respect for others, a growing relationship with the world around us and how their lives are an important part of it are at the forefront of our curriculum encouraging growth socially and emotionally.

Learning about art, the fact that it is in every aspect of our life taking the time to hear it, see it and be in it, is an essential lesson that will follow them throughout their life. We offer tap, ballet, and lyrical dance show casing what we have learned in our play productions that include learning parts, creating costumes, working on sets and experiencing a sense of team/working together to bring a real dream to life from beginning to end. Self help and confidence skills through real life moments are acquired at swimming lessons through the YMCA, as a part of our curriculum. Our classroom setting brings the inside to the outdoors and we are passionate getting out of the “box” to have hands on learning in all of the green space and Nature trails around us as a priority. As we believe, “ The city is our Jungle Gym”. 


1108 E 8th St
Duluth, MN 55805

(218) 722-3688    

Concordia Community Arts Play Care

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Type of School: Music and Movement based Family Childcare program
2.5-5 years
Hours of Operation: 
Hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday 12:30-3:30 (option for early and late arrival 12-4) and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30-11:30 or 8:30-2:30.


CCAP  believes a combination of school readiness as well as  art, literacy, play and  age appropriate music, form the foundation of this program, which is designed to foster creativity and freedom of expression in children. A full Kindermusik music curriculum, Reggio Amelia art (process based art),  Get ready get set for school and play are the creative engine of this unique learning experience that launches young children into a lifelong love and appreciation of the arts in our world.  CCAP fosters creativity and encourages cooperation and understanding.  We also believe we are all from one community and all are welcome. CCAP is a licensed family child care program and the owner, operator taught Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education for the public school for 27 years as well as Kindermusik for 15 and has combined her love of both programs into Concordia Community Arts Playcare. For more information please email Cindy.

Tuesday/Thursday currently full and Summer Registration will begin January 2018, Fall registration will be open February 2018. 

2501 Woodland Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803

(218) 590-2567


Many Rivers Montessori

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Type of School: Montessori based (Toddler-8th Grade)
16 months-8th Grade
Hours of Operation:
Open House: (Tours) November-April 

The mission of Many Rivers is to provide a high-quality Montessori program that supports children as they develop into independent, academically prepared and socially responsible individuals who are lifelong learners and problem solvers. Morning care begins at 7:30am and aftercare is available until 5:30pm. The preschool day includes a morning work cycle of traditional Montessori activities, outdoor playtime, and Spanish. The school holds recognition from American Montessori International – USA, provisional accreditation by ISACS, membership in NAIS, and is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Application and financial aid deadline for Fall 2018 is March 9th, 2018.


916 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55805

Spirit of the Lake Community School

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Type of School: Waldorf Education, Early Childhood Program through Middle School 
Ages: Parent and Tot program (starts at 18 months) KinderFarm (ages 3-6) The Grades (1-8 grade) 
Kinderfarm Hours of Operation: 7:30am-530pm
Kinderfarm Open House: December 12, 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Spirit of the Lake Community School (SLCS) is inspired by the Waldorf educational impulse. Our goal is to develop the whole child; the physical, social, emotional and creative skills that match current research on how our youngest ones best grow and develop, and strongly supports school readiness. SLCS is committed to preserving childhood by focusing early childhood education on play, work, imagination & stories. Children can start at 18 months in our Growing Together Parent and Tot Program, move to our KinderFarm from ages 3-6, and into The Grades from 1st through 8th grade. SLCS is a member of the Duluth Nature Play Collaborative.

We welcome you to tour our KinderFarm or The Grades on Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. Please call or email to set up a tour and meet our staff!  

2720 Myers Ave
Duluth, MN 55811

(218) 721-4236

Other Preschools in the Duluth and Surrounding Area

Secret Forest Playschool LLC
3727 W Arrowhead Rd
Duluth, MN 55811

Wind Ridge Schoolhouse
419 N 11th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55806

Wandering Roots Nature School
2809 Lindahl Road
Duluth, MN 55810

Duluth Forest Kinderhaus
3930 Martin Road
Duluth, MN

Benedictine Developmental
935 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Bright Beginnnings
4731 W 5th St
Duluth, MN

St. Michael’s Lakeside School
4628 Pitt St
Duluth, MN 55804

Summit Preschool
1600 N 8th Ave E
Duluth, MN 55805

Shepard of Hills
802 Maple Grove Rd
Duluth, MN 55811

Jefferson’s Children’s Center
4096 Stebner Rd
Hermantown, MN 55811

Kid’s Corner
515 Granite St
Cloquet, MN 55720

Kidz Kollege Learning Center
4770 Hermantown Rd
Hermantown, MN 55811

Promise Preschool
1100 East Superior St
Duluth, MN 55812

Hartley Nature Preschool
3001 Woodland Ave
Duluth, MN 55803

Hidden Valley Preschool
606 Valley Dr
Duluth, MN 55804

Bubbling Brook
6221 Rice Lake Rd
Duluth, MN 55803

Building Blocks Learning Center
4402 Haines Road
Duluth, MN

Congdon Creek Preschool
2310 E 4th St
Duluth, MN 55812

Newborn 2 School Education
1419 Hill Ave, Ste B
Superior, Wisconsin

Myers-Wilkins Elementary Preschool Program
1027 N 8th Ave E
Duluth, MN 55805

Little Treasures Learning Center
2310 E 4th St
1533 W Arrowhead Rd
Duluth, MN 55811

Creation Station
2101 Trinity Rd
Duluth, MN 55811

The Little Barnyard Preschool
256 Ratika Road
Esko, MN 55733

Early Childhood Education
2102 Blackman N. Ave
Duluth, MN 55811

Etiquest Class Act Preschool
4731 W 5th St
Duluth, MN 55807

Happy Hearts Day Care
3605 E 2nd St
Superior, WI 54880

Head Start
904 Valley Dr
Duluth, MN 55804

Cornerstone Child Care Center
1111 N 11th Ave E
Duluth, MN 55805

Creation Station Child Care
2101 Trinity Rd
Duluth, MN 55811

Endion Square Children’s Center
1823 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55812

Little Hearts Preschool and Childcare
410 N Arlington Ave
Duluth, MN 55811

Little Lynx Preschool
5207 N Tischer Rd
Duluth, MN 55804

Lil’ Lumberjacks Learning Center
1000 18th St
Cloquet, MN 55720

Happy Time Daycare
203 North 25th Avenue West,
Duluth, MN 55806


Lakeside Pres. Nursery School
4430 McCulloch St,
Duluth, MN 55804

New Horizon Christian Preschool
615 12th St
Cloquet, MN 55720

Mini Mos Childcare
2 Beth Ann Dr,
Esko, MN 55733

Queen of Peace School
102 4th St,
Cloquet, MN 55720

Peace in Christ Preschool
5007 Maple Grove Rd,
Hermantown, MN 55811

Stella Maris Academy
Various Campus’
See Website for options.

University Nursery School
Multiple Campus’
See website for options.

Kickstart Preschool
1073 MN-61,
Two Harbors, MN 55616

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