WDC Public Schools

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218.632.2155 * Fax: 218.632.2399 * 600 Colfax Ave SW Wadena MN 56482

Wadena-Deer Creek Preschool

Did you know WDC Preschool was awarded the 4-Star Parent Aware distinction -- the highest possible rating by parents and MN Dept. of Human Services!  

Students receive a wonderful start to their education at WDC. Call Patti Isaacson, Preschool Coordinator, for more information at 632-2364. Or download our registration form below!



The Love of Learning

Wadena-Deer Creek Preschool is a wonderful preparation for elementary school; it’s a place where young children can meet and interact, feel safe away from mom and dad, learn, and have fun! A quality preschool stimulates your child’s imagination and physical, social and emotional development. It also provides opportunities for intellectual exploration.


In preschool, children learn to relate to adults outside their families and to develop independence.


Getting along with others

Playing in a group provides children opportunities to learn how to share, take turns, cooperate and solve problems.


Getting ready to read

Playing with materials and participating in activities that are designed or selected specifically for young children helps them develop early reading, writing, science, art, math and other skills.


Class Offerings

WDC offers preschool for children age 3 by Sept. 1 for 3’s class and age 4 by Sept. 1 for 4’s class:


Monday/Wednesday: A.M. SESSION: 8am-11am, P.M. SESSION: 12:00pm-3:10pm

Tuesday/Thursday: A.M. SESSION: 8am-11am, P.M. SESSION: 12:00pm-3:10pm



Monday THROUGH Thursday: A.M. SESSION: 8am-11am, P.M. SESSION: 12:00pm-3:10pm


Monday/Wednesday: 8am-3:10pm

Tuesday/Thursday: 8am-3:10pm


Classes Begin: Monday, Sept. 16

Winter Break: Last day of school before break is Thursday, Dec. 19

Classes Resume: Monday, Jan. 6

Last Day of Preschool: Thursday, May 14


All children enrolled in preschool need:

  • Completed immunization form.

  • Completed early childhood screening. (If you need a screening, call Wadena County Public Health at (218) 631-7629.)

Where we are located

Our preschool classes and ECFE classes are located in WDC Elementary School, 215 Colfax Ave SW. Over the summer of 2018, the entire preschool/ECFE wing was remodeled!


 A sliding fee scale based on family income is available.


Preschool children, ages 3 to 5, are allowed to ride the regular bus on the A.M. and P.M. routes. Limited middle-of-the-day transportation is available on WDC buses. Transportation to and from Little Kids Club (at M|State) is also available. However, you will need to call WDC Transportation Director, Greg Kramer, to set up your child’s transportation: 632-2168.


Preschool/ecfe staff

From left, Alicia Johnson, Leanne Ries, Patti Isaacson, Jan Bernu, Deb Fitzsimmons and Sarah Steinkopf.

From left, Alicia Johnson, Leanne Ries, Patti Isaacson, Jan Bernu, Deb Fitzsimmons and Sarah Steinkopf.

WDC Preschool/ecfe staff:

Patti Isaacson, coordinator
Phone: (218) 632-2390
E-mail: pisaacson@wdc2155.k12.mn.u

Jan Bernu, teacher
Phone: (218) 632-2344
E-mail: jbernu@wdc2155.k12.mn.us

Deb Fitzsimmons, teacher
Phone: (218) 632-2180
E-mail: dfitzsimmons@wdc2155.k12.mn.us

Alicia Johnson, teacher
Phone: (218) 632-2302
E-mail: aliciajohnson@wdc2155.k12.mn.us

Sarah Steinkopf, teacher
Phone: (218) 632-2390
E-mail:  ssteinkopf@wdc2155.k12.mn.us  

Leanne Ries, ECFE teacher/coordinator
Phone: (218) 632-2364
E-mail:  lries@wdc2155.k12.mn.us