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Parent & Child Education (Infant-Pre-K)

Northfield Community Education Center
1700 Lincoln Parkway
Northfield, MN 55057
​(507) 664-3649

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
(507) 645-1232

ECFE serves families with children ages infant-5.
Outreach classes are free and non-outreach classes
have a sliding fee based on income. 

ECFE Family School
(507) 664-1232

ESL classes for parents and their preschoolers.
Transportation is available. 

Babies and Blankets
(507) 664-1232

Home visits available for parents with children ages
birth-3 years who live within the Northfield Public
School District.

​Free class for parents of newborns, from birth to
12 weeks. Parent education and  support group.

Northfield Head Start
1651 Jefferson Parkway
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 664-3781

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool
program focusing on child development and
serving 3- and 4-year-old children and their
families. This program is free but families must
meet eligibility guidelines.

Northfield Public Library
201 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-6606

Early Literacy
Early literacy is what children know about reading
and writing before they know how to read and write.
Learn more
 about early literacy programs and
resources in Northfield and Minnesota.

Baby Storytime
Tuesday 10:00 am
(Birth to 24 months and their caregivers) 

Bilingual Storytime
Wednesday 10:00 am
(Children of all ages and their caregivers)

Family Storytime
Thursday 10:00 am
(2 - 6 year olds and their caregivers)


Northfield Preschools

Hand in Hand Preschool
700 Lincoln Parkway
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-1200

Montessori Children’s House
2400 Division Street

Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-2445


Northfield Head Start
1651 Jefferson Parkway
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 664-3781


Northfield Nursery School
1401 S. Maple Street
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-4607


Northfield Montessori
340 Montessori Court
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 663-1279


Open Door Preschool
St. John’s Lutheran Church
500 West Third Street
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-8532


St. Dominic School
216 Spring Street N
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-8136


Early Learning Scholarship Program
Families First of Minnesota

Scholarships will increase access to high-quality
early childhood programs for three- to five-year-old
children. Up to $5,000 per scholarship will be awarded.


Children & Teens

Northfield Public Schools
​(507) 663-0600

Homework Help


Carleton Tutoring
(507) 222-7020
Free tutoring program.

Beyond High School

Northfield Community College Collaborative

(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Adult Education

Dakota Prairie Adult Basic Education
(507) 664-3764

1651 Jefferson Parkway
Northfield, MN 55057

General Education Degree (GED)

Free Adult ESL Program
(507) 664-3764

Northfield Community Education Center
700 Lincoln Pkwy.

Northfield, MN 55057

English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring program. 

Multilingual Education 

Twin Cities Public Television TPT provides useful
information for recent immigrants Sundays at 7pm.
Some programs available in multiple languages.


Educational Programs for Mexicans and Latinos
​(651) 771-5494

The Mexican Consulates “Educacion” page has educational 
information, including health and financial
educational materials.

Driver's Education

Classroom & Behind the Wheel
1651 Jefferson Parkway
Northfield, MN 55057
​(507) 664-3649



AARP Driver Safety Classes
Fifty North
​1651 Jefferson Parkway
​Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 664-3700

Miscellaneous Educational & 
Cultural Events

Fifty North 
See monthly newsletter

St. Olaf College
Go to events calendar 

Carleton College
Go to events calendar

Northfield Entertainment Guide
Pick up a publication at one of these locations.

Community Education

Northfield Public Schools Education Center
 (507) 664-3649
Follow the link to find the seasonal brochure and/or register for: Early Childhood Programs, Recreation programs, Enrichment programs, Project ABLE, Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, Community Resources, and District Facilities.

Northfield Public Library
210 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-6606

Go to the Library’s page for: activities and events for all ages, speakers, and author talks, homebound services, meeting rooms, no charge notary on site, apply for a City ID. 

Northfield YMCA 
1501 Honeylocust Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
​(507) 645-0088

Visit the Northfield YMCA page for their seasonal brochure (left sidebar) and for: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility; programs for families, adults, children, and teens; special programs for children when school is out; no one is turned away for inability to pay.