Preschool at the Park


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The UMD Preschool at the Park, located at our beautiful Chester Park site on the UMD campus, is committed to providing high quality and play based early childhood care to young children. UMD Preschool at the Park is a preschool program serving children ages 33 months to 5 years old. As of fall 2016, our program will operate Monday through Friday from the first day of UMD fall semester classes through the end of May term. Full and part time enrollment options are available.

Hours effective fall 2016: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Vision

UMD Preschool at the Park is designed to be a model program that continually evolves to meet the shifting intellectual/emotional needs of parents and their children. Its goal is to provide quality, innovative preschool experiences that are play-based, student-centered, and keyed to the environmental and cultural needs of the Twin Ports area.

Mission

  • Provide quality, innovative educational experiences in a nurturing, human-centric environment for children and their families.
  • Provide innovative, educational experiences for UMD students, offering alternative pedagogical theories and practices to encourage critically reflective learners and practitioners.
  • Contribute to the UMD mission of outreach and public service by providing an inclusive program to serve the greater Duluth area in addition to the UMD community.

Director

Leslie McFadden 218.726.7547

Lead Teacher

Jeff Maas 218.726.8206