KidsFirst Preschool

Welcome to the world of preschoolers!

Our program is one in which we incorporate a traditional nursery school curriculum with an open door policy to whoever seeks us out.


Our philosophy is that a child learns best in an environment in which he/she can succeed. The role of the staff is to provide an appropriate learning environment for each child.


Appropriate, daily activities are prepared for children in the areas of: fine motor, gross motor, cognitive, social, emotional, creativity, music and language.


We offer three different sessions, two or three days a week. Our schedule is concurrent with the Detroit Lakes public school district schedule which runs September through May.


The total number of children accepted in each session is fourteen with a ratio to two teachers. The program is licensed through the State of Minnesota, Department of Human Services Rule 3 Guidelines.


Session options are:

  • M,W,F 8:30-3:30 PM 

  • T,TH 8:30-11:30 AM

  • T,TH 12:30-3:30 PM

  • Extended hours are available


Tuition is collected on a monthly basis and is $325.00 a month for three times a week or $110.00 a month for two times a week. There is a registration fee of $50.00 at the time of enrollment. Children must be three years old by September and potty trained to enroll.


If you are interested in enrolling your child at KidsFirst Preschool or you have any questions about the program, please call Diane at 218-847-5656 or

912 Lake Ave Detroit Lakes, MN 56501     

Tel: 218-847-5656