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Early Education 

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Early Childhood Screening is recommended at age 3 and required for all children before they enter kindergarten. Screening includes a quick check of a child's development, hearing and vision screening, height & weight and social emotional development. Resources and recommendations will be shared. 

Early Childhood Screening info

Schedule Early Childhood Screening for your child

For more information or to schedule by phone, 

call 218-834-8201 ext. 8230 in Two Harbors

or 218-226-4437 ext. 8158  in Silver Bay

Tuition Asssistance information for preschool & Childcare

Assistance is available for paying for preschool & childcare.

Sliding Fee Scale 
for School Readiness Preschool Programs

Little Agates & Little Mariners are School Readiness preschool programs. Your household gross income may qualify for  reduced tuition. 

In addition to the sliding fee scale, families with incomes within the Free & Reduced Lunch guidelines may be eligible for Pathway 1 or 2 Early Learning Scholarships. 

If you qualify, please apply for both scholarships.

Free & Reduced Lunch eligibility guidelines

Pathway 1 
Early Learning Scholarships

 Pathway 1 Early Learning Scholarship application

The Northland Foundation is helping connect families in our region with state Pathway 1 Early Learning Scholarships up to $8,500 per child, per year. Children ages 3 to 4 years old may qualify based on household income.

Children ages birth to 5 years whose parents are under the age of 21, have experienced homelessness within the past 24 months, are in foster care, or receiving child protective services also may qualify for scholarships up to $10,000 per child, per year and will receive priority for funds.

The money is paid directly to the Parent Aware-rated setting of the family’s choice, to help families cover the cost. The setting must be part of Parent Aware. It may be a licensed family child care, child care center, Head Start program, preschool, or school-based prekindergarten program.

Pathway 2 
Early Learning Scholarships

Pathway 2 Early Learning Scholarship Application

The Pathway 2 Scholarships are specific to Little Agates & Little Mariners Preschool. The Pathway 2 scholarship covers the entire cost of Preschool tuition. 

 Pathway 2 Scholarship applications should be submitted to Kim Lenski, 137 Banks Blvd., Silver Bay, MN 55614

Child Care 
Assistance Program  


May be available to families who are employed, seeking employment, or are in school or training. Apply for CCAP benefits by calling our office, picking up an application or going on-line.

Two Harbors office:

616 3rd Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616


Silver Bay office:

Silver Bay Service Center
99 Edison Blvd.
Silver Bay, MN 55614

Lake County Human Services