Plant Your Roots, Grow Your Education

Whether you live in Kandiyohi County now, or are looking to move, education opportunities from pre-k to secondary college to leadership education opportunities abound here in Kandiyohi County.

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Child Care/Early Learning Options

in Kandiyohi County, MN

Community Christian Preschool
1300 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 403-5080

Discovery Hill
1707 Technology Dr NE
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 235-7271

Loving Arms Child Care Center
1101 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 235-7271

Prairie Meadows Head Start
650 Agnes St NE # Prairie
Spicer, MN 56288

(320) 235-0850

Raymond Head Start
220 Spicer Ave N
Raymond, MN 56282

(320) 235-0850

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool 
1401 6th St SW
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 235-4685

Stay N Play Child Care Inc
500 Industrial Dr SW
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 222-3084

Willmar Head Start
1311 Highway 71 NE
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 235-0850

YMCA Child Care Center
2200 23rd St NE Ste 70
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 231-7050

YMCA Early Learning Center Spicer
301 Highway 23
Spicer, MN 56288

(320) 262-8300

Cardinal Place Kennedy
(Elementary School)
824 7th St SW
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 214-6680

Cardinal Place Lakeland
(Elementary School)
1001 Lakeland Dr SE
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 214-6680

Cardinal Place Roosevelt
1800 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 214-6680

CCS Afterschool Program 
1300 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 403-5080

YMCA Before & After School Program 
1000 Lakeland Dr SE
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 222-9622

ACGC Public Schools

Atwater, Cosmos, Grove City

Kids are Great Daycare
205 Wyoming Avenue West
Atwater, MN

(320) 224-4750

ACGC PreK - 4 Building
205 Wyoming Ave. West
Atwater, MN

(320) 224-4740

BOLD Public Schools

Bird Island, Olivia, Lake Lillian

ECFE On Wheels Program
Child care providers can enroll to have ECFE brought directly to them
Kandiyohi County Child Care Resources
Child Care Provider Licensing Look-Up

Little Warriors Preschool (3 & 4 year olds)
701 South 9th Street
Olivia, MN 56277

(320) 523-1031

MACCRAY Public Schools

Maynard, Clara City and Raymond

MACCRAY Early Learning (Preschool)
711 Wolverine Drive
Clara City, MN 56222

(320) 847-2154

NL-S Public Schools

New London, Spicer

Prairie Meadows Early Childhood Education
101 4th Ave SW
New London, MN 56273

(320) 354-2252

KMS Public Schools

Kerkhoven, Murdock, Sunburg

KMS Community Preschool
408 Hollis Street
Murdock, MN

(320) 875-2441

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Public School Districts

in Kandiyohi County, MN

  • Four-day school week (Tuesday-Friday)
  • National Blue Ribbon School for grades K-6
  • College in the Schools program
  • Participant in KCEO program
  • Free preschool programs
  • Integrated technology
  • College in the Schools program
  • Growing enrollment
  • A student-driven, small learning community
  • Hands-on, student-centered approach
  • Project-based learning opportunities focused on life skills
  • College-readiness, career preparedness & civic engagement
  • Excellent band & choral departments
  • Adult/Youth enrichment opportunities
  • KMS 4 KIDS
  • KMS Early Childhood Initiative (ECI)
  • Extensive extracurricular activities
  • College in the Schools program
  • Free transportation for surrounding communities
  • Driver's education during the regular school day
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  • Participant in KCEO program
  • 4-star Parent Aware Early Childhood Education Program
  • State-of-the-art facilities, fitness center & technology, including robotics
  • Small class sizes
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  • High number of course offerings & extracurricular activities
  • Diverse performing arts opportunities
  • Participant in KCEO program
  • Notable student ethnic diversity
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Private Schools

in Kandiyohi County, MN

  • Impressive student to teacher ratios (12:1)
  • Brand new facilities
  • Increasing enrollment
  • Strong performing arts
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  • Low student to teacher ratios (15:1)
  • Specialized instruction for elementary students
  • College in the Schools program
  • Foreign language opportunities
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Continued Education Programs

Within an hour to an hour and a half radius are other secondary education programs located in the cities of St. Cloud, Collegeville, and Alexandria.

  • #31 out of 851 in the best Community Colleges in America
  • Job placement over 94%
  • Customized training for business and industry
  • Over 100+ degrees & certificates to explore

Please see Job Resources for additional supportive programs to help with job searches, which includes CLUES and CareerForce.

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