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Northfield Public Schools – Longfellow School
The Longfellow School building is home to a variety of the district’s programs, that often work in concert to boost student success. At Longfellow you will find several of our Early Childhood Education programs, the Area Learning Center, and the Curriculum & Staff Development and Student Services departments. Longfellow School is home to programs that work connectively with students, parents and staff. Programs such as Hand in Hand Preschool and Early Childhood Special Education serve the earliest learners, while the Area Learning Center’s staff provide a safe and structured non-traditional high school program.
The building is also home to a convenient child care center operated by the district’s Ventures program
The Student Services office is home base for overseeing district programs and services for students with special needs and those who may be “at risk” of school failure. The Curriculum & Staff Development office is responsible for overseeing and supporting K-12 curriculum, as well as providing quality staff development. Both departments collaborate with classroom teachers, parents and organizations.
Early Childhood Education:
Northfield Public Schools provides a range of programs to support early childhood education, some of which are administered through the Student Services Department and some of which are coordinated with or by the Community Services Division. Here is a brief look at what you will find both at Longfellow School and in other district locations.
Early Childhood Special Education:
Early Childhood Special Education is available to children ages birth through six who qualify for special education by meeting specific eligibility criteria, as defined by the MN Department of Education, or if they demonstrate a developmental delay.
Venture Child Care:
Ventures programs include the Early Ventures Child Care Center, located at Longfellow School; KidVentures before- and after- school care at each of the elementary schools; and fresh summer camp programs every year