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Financial Assistance

Early Childhood Programs Financial Assistance Options

The Forest Lake Early Childhood Programs have a variety of fee assistance options available based on the program your child is enrolled in and your family circumstances. For more information, call or email 651-982-8349 or

Pathway I Scholarship

Pathway I Scholarships are awarded directly to families who meet eligibility requirements. 


Pathway II Scholarship

Forest Lake Early Childhood Programs receives limited funding from the Minnesota Department of Education to help families cover the cost of preschool for students who are 3 or 4 years old. 

School Readiness Financial Aid

Through School Readiness, we can offer a limited amount of financial assistance to families. There is an application process to complete; children must meet specific criteria based on the sliding fee adapted by the Early Childhood Programs to participate.