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Early Childhood and Youth Programs

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
Establish the joy of learning with your child during the critical birth to 5 years by participating in ECFE. Join us for parent-child classes, special events, parent education opportunities, and more as you build the foundation for your child’s future. Learn more.

Wee Tigers Preschool

Ensure that your child is well prepared for kindergarten by enrolling in Wee Tiger Preschool, which serves children age 33 months up to Kindergarten enrollment. A variety of scheduling options are available. You may extend your child’s preschool day to include lunch and afternoon activities by participating in “Lunch Bunch” and “Ed-Venture Club.”  Learn more.

Early Childhood Health and Developmental Screening (ECHDS)
Early Childhood Health and Developmental Screening is required by state law and must be completed before a child enters Kindergarten. Learn more.

School Census
Don’t miss the bus! Everyone counts on the school census. If you are new to the district or have a new baby in your family, we want to know! Learn more.

Tiger Kids Club Childcare programs for age 3 through grade 4 (grade 6 in summer)
Are you looking for high quality, reasonably priced childcare? We invite you to visit Tiger Kids Club to learn about our outstanding program! We serve children from age 3 through grade 6. Learn more.

Youth Enrichment and Recreation
Does your child enjoy visual arts, music, drama, languages, science and technology, chess, or cooking? Are they old enough for Driver Education? Do they want to try out a new sport? Do they want to join a Destination ImagiNation team?  Do they want to explore fun new places with friends on field trips? To see our current course offerings, click here.

Youth Development / Youth Service
High School and Middle School students develop their leadership skills while providing service to our community through participation in YAR (Youth as Resources) or SHARP (Students Helping Adolescents Resist Pressure). Learn more.

Tiger Activity Center- Recreation and Aquatics Program for All Ages

Tiger Activity Center (TAC)
Located at Delano High School (700 Elm Av), the Tiger Activity Center is Delano’s premier family recreation facility for all ages. Amenities include an indoor track, weight and circuit training rooms, pool, and multi-use courts. You may access the Activity Center through either an annual membership or by purchasing a daily pass. Several insurance fitness reimbursement programs are accepted. Learn more.

Birthday and Private Party Rentals
Are you looking for a fun, reasonably priced location for your child’s birthday party or a private event? Learn more.

Aquatics
Whether you are looking for American Red Cross swimming lessons for your child, adult swim lessons / coaching for yourself, water exercise classes, or just the chance to come to open swim or lap swim, you will find what you want! The pool is also available for private rentals. Learn more.

Recreation
Youth – Sports camps and classes such as basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, strength and conditioning, martial arts, golf, and more are offered throughout the year. Our popular gymnastics program includes both classes and a Midwest Amateur Gymnastics Association (MAGA) competitive traveling team for more advanced students. Click here to see our current offerings.

Adult – Several fitness and recreation opportunities are offered. Click here to see current offerings.

Open school facilities for community use
District 879 facilities, both indoor and outdoor, belong to school district residents. The district encourages the responsible use of district facilities by individuals and groups. Delano Community Education has been designated by the school board to manage the use of school facilities under board approved policy. Community Education also schedules use of both district and City of Delano fields.

Adult Programs

Adult Enrichment and Recreation
Are you looking for an opportunity to learn something new? Do you want to get out of the house, have fun, and meet some new people? Then join in the fun by participating in one of our many adult enrichment and recreation classes, which are offered throughout the year. Popular options include yoga, zumba, other fitness and recreation classes, wellness topics, CPR, the arts, computers and technology, dog obedience, gardening, and more. To see current offerings, please click here.

On-line Learning
Does your hectic schedule make attending classes a challenge? Do you want to learn something that we don’t offer on-site? Our instructor-facilitated online courses offered through ed2go are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Learn more (make words “Learn More” a link to the online courses subpage of the adult page)
To view and register for the ed2go online course offerings, please visit our ed2go website at www.ed2go.com/delanoce

Adult Basic Education (ABE) / GED / English as a Second Language (ESL)
Do you need to earn your GED so you can get a job or get a better job? Do you have your high school diploma but need to brush up on your skills in reading, math or writing? Do you want to learn to speak and write English? We offer FREE classes…………start anytime…….work at your own pace……….Learn more.

Delano Senior Center
Come and join the fun at the Senior Center! The Center offers opportunities to participate in:

  • The Arts: Film Club, Senior Singers, Story Theater, Writing Circle, and more
  • Health and Wellness: support groups, health screening, exercise classes, and more
  • An array of special events, classes, and trips to fun destinations
  • Game Days: Bridge, 500 Card group, cribbage, “Farkle” and more
  • Senior Dining
  • Meals on Wheels

The Center is a part of the City of Delano. Learn more: www.delano.mn.us/services/departments/senior-center