WDC Public Schools

A Great Place to Learn and Grow!

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 632-2390. 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

W-DC offers preschool for children age 3 by Sept. 1 until they are ready for entrance to Kindergarten:

HALF-DAY PRESCHOOL:  3-year-olds two days per week and 4- & 5-year-olds four days per week.  A.M. classes from 8:05 a.m. to 11 a.m.   P.M. classes: Noon to 3:10 p.m.

FULL-DAY PRESCHOOL: 4- & 5-year-olds two days per week from 8:05 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Where we are located

Our preschool classes and ECFE classes are located in WDC Elementary School, 215 Colfax Ave SW.


 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 Contacts

WDC Preschool 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

Danielle Grieger, teacher
Phone: (218) 632-2400
E-mail: dgrieger@wdc2155.k12.mn.us

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

Sarah Steinkopf, teacher
Phone: (218) 632-2400
E-mail:  ssteinkopf@wdc2155.k12.mn.us