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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • Does Moorhead Community Education offer Scholarships or Financial Assistance?

    A limited number of scholarships are available to school district residents demonstrating extreme financial need. These scholarships may include Community Education classes and activities. They do not apply to Driver Education, AARP Smart Driver, Certificate course and classes that are held with outsourced companies. Application forms are available at the Community Education office or by calling 218-284-3400.

  • Does my preschooler need to be potty-trained?

    We ask that you are actively working on potty training, but no, your child does not need to be fully potty trained. Please let your child's teacher know where you are with the process and the progress as achieved by your child.

  • How do I prepare for an Early Childhood Screening?

    You should bring the names and phone numbers of your child’s pediatrician, any other health care providers and immunization records. You can also bring notes about: 

    Things that your child does well. 

    Questions about your child’s health. 

    Questions about your child’s development, such as learning, walking or talking. 

    Questions about your child’s seeing or hearing.

  • How do I request reasonable accommodations?

    Community Education welcomes participants of all abilities. Reasonable accommodations (i.e. elevator access, large-print visuals, etc.) are available. Please contact us at least two weeks prior to the activity start date to request an accommodation. 

  • Is there an age limit on a class if it doesn't say specifically?

    High School students are welcome to register for classes that don't have an age limit. All other students are welcome to attend classes that include their age in the description. (Typically found in youth and family section classes)

  • What happens during an Early Childhood Screening?

    Early Childhood Screening checks your child’s health and development. Screening in school districts is usually done by a teacher and a nurse. Screening includes a review of height, weight, vision, hearing, speech, social and emotional progress and overall development. Screening is done based on the age of the child, so that a three-year-old is only asked for what is appropriate for their age.

  • What happens if the screener finds a concern during the Early Childhood Screening?

    There are a few options if the professional providing the screening finds an area of concern in your child’s development. The professional providing the screening and the parent may decide to refer your child for an evaluation by your local school district or medical clinic. The screener may also work with you to refer your child to other early childhood opportunities such as Head Start, School Readiness, Early Childhood Family Education, Early Learning Scholarships, Prekindergarten programs, Public Health home visiting program and other community resources.

  • What happens if there is bad weather forecasted?

    If Moorhead Schools are canceled, Community Education classes are canceled as well. Check the district's website at for announcements or listen to one of the major local TV or Radio stations. During the summer months, if heat or storms intrude on a class or camp running, we will try all opportunities to reach enrollees and adults of youth enrolled, to notify of any changes. 

  • What happens to my enrollment if my class is canceled?

    Moorhead Community Education will work with each individual enrolled to either move to a similar class offering or to refund the paid registration. 

  • What if I need to cancel an enrollment in a Community Education class or camp?

    Unless otherwise specified, if you must cancel, we can give a full refund only if you notify the Community Education Office at least 48 hours prior to the first class meeting. Refunds after a class has begun will be given only in extreme circumstances and will be subject to a $5 processing fee. In the unlikely event your class is canceled, we will give a full refund. 

  • What is Early Childhood Screening?

    Early Childhood Screening is a free program in Minnesota that checks how a child is developing and growing. Screening supports children’s readiness for kindergarten and promotes positive developmental outcomes. Screening may also lead to referrals for early learning opportunities.

  • What supplies will my Jump Start Preschooler need?

    All supplies are provided by the Jump Start program. Please send with your child a backpack that has a change of clothes (we get messy sometimes!) and remember to dress accordingly to the weather. 

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