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Early Childhood Programs

 Serving our youngest learners, age birth through 5. 

Early Childhood Screening

All 3 to 5 year old children in Minnesota are required to complete early childhood screening, including a hearing and vision check, speech and developmental screening, and health and immunization screening. Screening is required before entrance into kindergarten but is not a screening tool for kindergarten. It is offered by White Bear Lake Area Schools at no cost. 

More information available here.

Student Programs

Family Programs


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Bear FUNdamentals

The Community Services Program provides an all-day childcare program at four of our elementary schools - Birch Lake Elementary, Hugo Elementary, Lakeaires Elementary and Otter Lake Elementary.