Preschool Scholarship Form
Preschool Enrollment Form

Little Agates & Little Mariners Preschool

All Lake Superior School District Preschool options are Parent Aware 4 Star rated. 


Ann Carlson, LSSD Community Education, is the Little Agates teacher at the Minnehaha Elementary. (218) 834-8221 ext. 8440
Jean Farleigh, AEOA Head Start, is the Little Agates family based program teacher at Minnehaha Elementary. (218) 834-8221, ext 8449
Tina Linn, LSSD Community Education, is the Little Mariners teacher at William Kelley School in Silver Bay. (218) 226-4437 ext 8159

  • 5 hours a week for children who are 3 on September 1st. Our goal is to build social skills, instill a love of learning and to have fun. Children must be toilet trained.
    • Teachers: Ann Carlson & Tina Linn 
        • Silver Bay Monday & Wednesday 1-3:30 PM
      • Two Harbors Monday & Wednesdays 12:45-3:15 PM
  • 12 hours per week for children who are 4 on September 1st and will be entering kindergarten next fall.  Our goal in preschool is to instill a love of learning, build skills for kindergarten and to have FUN!
    • Teachers: Ann Carlson & Tina Linn  
        • Silver Bay Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:45-11:45 AM
      • Two Harbors  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00-11:00 AM
  • 16 hours per week for children who are 3 or 4 on September 1st. This blended class is a collaborative effort with children enrolled through Head Start and Community Ed Preschool. In addition to education, other family resources are available such as fuel assistance, employment services, counseling, medical and dental provisions. Children must be toilet trained.
    • Teacher: Jean Farleigh,
      • Two Harbors  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 AM – noon

All of our Preschool sites are Parent Aware 4 Star Rated. For additional information: The blended classroom with AEOA is also licensed as a MN Rule Childcare Center.

Limited Transportation is available by application at no cost for qualifying families.  Please contact us for more information.

Preschool Contact numbers:

For more information call 

    • Community Education in Two Harbors (218) 834-8201 ext.  8230
    • Community Education in Silver Bay (218) 226-4437 ext. 8137
    • Head Start: (218) 834-8221 ext. 8449
    • Little Mariners Preschool (218) 226-4437 ext. 8159
  • Little Agates Preschool (218) 834-8221 ext. 8440

Paperwork for Little Mariners & Little Agates: 

LSSD Preschool Early Ed Enrollment form

LSSD Preschool Scholarship Application 

Please see below for more information.

Need Financial Help for Tuition?

Option One:   Pathway I Early Learning Scholarships

Community Education Preschool is a Parent Aware 4 star rated program and eligible for Pathway I Early Learning Scholarships, a statewide program overseen by the Minnesota Department of Education. This program currently provides financial support up to $7,500 per year to families to help pay for quality child care and early education programs in order to help their children get ready for school.  Pathway I scholarships cover the entire cost of Preschool.

To apply for Pathway 1 Early Learning Scholarships through Northland Foundation, download and print the current application (when it is available, typically on or before July 1), at To avoid delay or denial, make sure you are using the current application. See the Northland Foundation website or call 218-260-2736 or 1-800-433-4045 for further instructions. Complete and return the original Early Learning Scholarship application and documentation to Northland Foundation, 202 W Superior Street, Suite 610, Duluth, MN 55802. Families may use their Pathway I—Early Learning Scholarship at any eligible child care or early education program in Minnesota participating in Parent Aware.

Option Two:   District Scholarships

Income and other factors are considered for eligibility.  Financial assistance may be a full or partial scholarship. Additional paperwork will be needed after scholarships are awarded. You will be contacted to complete additional requirements. School Readiness, Head Start, Pathway II, and Title One funds are used for these local scholarships.

To apply for District Scholarships, request a scholarship application when registering for Preschool or download from the link LSSD Preschool Scholarship Application Complete the application, enclose income verification and return to a Community Education office or mail to School Readiness 137 Banks Blvd. Silver Bay, MN 55614.

Option 3: Head Start

Children enrolled via Head Start must be Income eligible.  Head Start: 218-834-8221, ext 8449. To apply, call 1-800-662-5711 or 218-749-2912. Tuition is fully funded for Head Start eligible students.


Silver Bay and Two Harbors communities are participating in the Northland Foundation’s Early Childhood Initiative. This initiative is a catalyst to rally broad-based community support for young children, ages 0-5 and their families. The coalition has representation of individuals throughout the community, including parents, representatives from early childhood care and education, K-12, business, state/local government, health and human services, and other concerned community members. This coalition is part of the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative…A Campaign for Our Youngest Children directed by the Northland Foundation.