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Early Childhood

About Our Programs

STMA District 885 recognizes the importance of early education. It is our mission to create a safe, play-based environment of developmentally appropriate learning experiences for all students. 

We believe that parental partnerships are essential for kindergarten readiness and in fostering a lifelong love of learning. 

Please contact Jane Helgestad for more information at janeh@mystma.org or 763-497-5512.

Early Childhood Screening

Developmental check before Kindergarten includes: vision and hearing, weight and height, immunization review, large and small muscle development, cognitive thinking, language and communication skills and social and emotional development. 

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Bright Beginnings Preschool

Part-time preschool classes for children ages three-five by Sept. 1. Bright Beginnings is a partnership with STMA schools. It is our mission to create a safe, play-based environment of developmentally appropriate learning experiences for all students. 

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Early Childhood Family Education

Parents provide their child's first and most significant learning environment and parents are children's first and most enduring teachers. ECFE works to support you as a parent/caregiver and to strengthen and empower families. Early Intervention (0-3) provides 

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Early Intervention

Concerns about a child's development? Early Intervention (EI) is an STMA program for families with children ages birth to three years old. Early Intervention (0-3) provides support and instruction for young children who have been identified with a developmental delay, disability or are at risk for developing delays. 

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