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Little Mariners Preschool

William Kelley School 

Silver Bay

We are a 4 star parent aware rated program, which is the highest rating awarded. We provide high quality education that nurtures the whole child.

2024-2025 4's Preschool is FULL. 

** Please register on the waitlist **

It is important to register on the waitlist if you are at all interested in 4's preschool for 2024-2025.   If/when spots become available, students are accepted from the waitlist in the order they registered. 

2024 - 2025 School year Information:

Little Mariners 4’s:

  • Children must be 4 by Sept 1st, 2024
  • Tuition = $275
  • 3 days per week for 4 hours
  • Registration fee = $50

Little Mariners 3’s:

  • Registration is open year round.
  • Register through Little Mariners Childcare
  • The preschool program for three year olds is now fully integrated into Little Mariners Child Care. Families interested in a three's preschool experience, but not necessarily needing care, should enroll in the preschool-age care program for half-day. Students are welcome to participate for the full morning section; however most of our curriculum based learning occurs between 8:00am - 12:00pm

Wrap care may be available through Little Mariners Childcare Center!

Please contact: for availability.

Children must be toilet trained to attend our preschool programs.

Children must complete Early Childhood Screening before attending Preschool 4’s programs.

To schedule screening: 

or call the Community Education office.

Our preschool programs provide a fun, educational and welcoming learning environment. We focus on building social emotional skills, literacy and language, physical and emotional wellness as well as preparing them to be part of our K-12 learning path. Our school based program provides the accommodations of the school building such as the gym, cafeteria, playground and other facilities letting children feel comfortable learning in the school they could attend as a Kindergartener.

Our objectives utilize developmentally appropriate activities which enhance a child's social development (particularly play and getting along with other children, relating to other adults, interacting as a group member, and learning to follow directions, etc.); To enhance a child's creativity through art projects, music experiences, dramatic play, story time, etc.; To stimulate a child intellectually by exposing the child to concepts and ideas and letting the child internalize on his/her own; not direct teaching or measuring accomplishments. To have fun!

Children need to be registered for Preschool by September 1 of the applicable school year to attend. Once the year has started students are not typically added to the classroom. Late or mid-year enrollments may be considered depending on the class size and child's previous preschool enrollment.

Are concerned about paying Preschool tuition?

We have several options to help.

If your family is eligible for free or reduced lunch, you may qualify for a Pathway 1 Early Learning Scholarship or Pathway 2 Early Learning Scholarship which would cover 100% of tuition.

Pathway 1 Early Learning Scholarship
Pathway 2 Early Learning Scholarship

You may be eligible for reduced tuition based on your family’s income. Income verification for the last 2 pay periods or last year’s income is required to determine where your family falls on our Sliding Fee Scale. In Silver Bay, income verification may be submitted to Angie Goutermont (

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Contact Info
1640 County Hwy 2
Two Harbors, MN 55616