Time for Tots

  • Time for Tots (36 months to Pre-Kindergarten)
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     Provides the skills needed to prepare for school: listening, following directions, taking turns, etc. Emphasis on creative play, music, pre-academics, and story time. Circle time, gym activity, and playtime. Children must be potty trained by September 1.  Call 218-879-9291.

    Cloquet's Time for Tots Preschool program gets a 4-star rating
         Parent Aware, a program of the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Office of Early Learning, helps parents in Minnesota find high quality child care and early education providers. The organization's one to four-star ratings system measures best practices that help children succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Parent Aware ratings are valid for two years.
         Time for Tots helps children ages 3 to kindergarten enter school with the necessary skills and behaviors to succeed. 
         Cloquet Schools' preschool program was recognized as being an engaged school readiness partner for parents. Teachers adapt lesson plans and goals to meet individual needs and regularly share progress and assessment data with parents. Staff are trained to work with children's developmental needs so that all students can experience growth so that they have the necessary tools to be successful in kindergarten. 


    $45 registration fee is non-refundable and not deductible from tuition.

    Have credit card (Visa or MasterCard) ready for phone registrations. Call 879-9291 to register, or call if you have questions. *Partial payments accepted

    Two day class:
    Age 36 months to pre-kindergarten on or before Sept. 1, 2020
    Tuesday & Thursday
    Section 1: 8:30 am - 11 am
    Section 2: 12 pm - 2:30 pm
    $181.00/semester, $362/year, $45.25/month for 8 months.

    Three day class: 
    Age 48 months to pre-kindergarten on or before Sept. 1, 2019
    Section 1: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    Section 2: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm**
    $325.50/semester, $651/year, $81.83/month for 8 months.  

    *You may still register for classes that are full and be put on a waiting list.

    Time for Tots & ECFE - located at Churchill Elementary
    602 Arthur Street
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    Questions? Call 218-879-9291 

    Is your child currently attending Time For Tots?  Please fill out this evaluation and let us know how we are doing.

    Registration for ECFE and Time for Tots classes can be done online (limited online, must pay full price), in the office, by phone or in person at the Early Childhood Office on a first come first serve basis.  Scholarships and Fee Waivers are available.  No one will be denied participation due to inability to pay.
    Enrollment is limited to insure safe, productive environments. ECFE reserves the right to cancel any class with fewer than four parents enrolled. Time and dates are subject to change.  Any family living in the Cloquet area with a child between birth and enrollment in Kindergarten is welcome to attend. 

    • Use your child's age as of September 1st when registering.
    • Classes fill fast.
    • Register your child for one class only and have your name placed on a waiting list for other classes.
    • Waiting lists are available for any filled classes.
    • Bring your immunization record to registration. We will make a copy. Minnesota law requires that children entering any Minnesota school must have up-to-date immunizations. Call your child's doctor with questions.

    Weather Cancellation Policy
    If Cloquet Schools are cancelled Community Education offerings are also cancelled. Cancellations due to bad weather will be announced on WKLK 96.5 FM, 1230 AM.
    In case of a 2 hour delayed start - ECFE and Time for Tots classes that normally start before 10am are cancelled. Classes that are scheduled to start at 10am or later that day will be held as normal. 

    Time for Tots Parents: a great opportunity for your family!

    Kids Corner offers care for children in its Kinder Corner program for 3 & 4 year olds.

    inder Corner is open 6am-6pm, Monday through Friday
    • $3.50 per hour with a 2 hour minimum on any scheduled day. The 2 hour minimum can combine the time both before and after Time for Tots. 
    • You may also use Kinder Corner on days that your child does not have Time for Tots.

    *Your child will be walked to and from Kinder Corner to the Time for Tots classroom located down the hall when they have class.
    • Children should bring a cold lunch.
    • Morning and afternoon snacks are provided.

    *Only children registered in Time for Tots and Early 5's can be enrolled in Kinder Corner.

    • For more information please contact:
      Kids Corner: Colombe Anderson at 879-0929 or 879-6072. 

    **Visit the Help Me Grow website for great information on parenting and child development.