Preschools, Afterschool Care, & Childcare Centers | Fargo & Moorhead (+ Map!)

Are you searching for daycares in Fargo, looking to enroll your little one in a preschool program, or seeking after school care? We know it can be overwhelming – but we’ve got you covered with our Guide to Preschools, After School Care, & Childcare Centers in Fargo & Moorhead!
Below you’ll find an extensive list of preschools and daycares in Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead. We’ve categorized each location by type of care provided, including 0-5 center-based childcare, preschools, summer care, drop-in care, after school care, home daycares, and overnight care.
Wondering what’s close to your home or work place? Check out our map at the bottom to see the daycares in Fargo and Moorhead closest to you! 

Note: We understand that where you choose to enroll your child for child care or preschool is a very personal decision and should be made after thoughtful and careful research. Please utilize each state’s childcare licensing body to check each center or home provider you are considering: Minnesota Childcare Licensing Division or (or call Cass County Human Services to inquire directly about a specific center or provider). 


YMCA fargo

YMCA Child Care is a place for children to explore, learn, grow, and feel safe, cared for and celebrated. We encourage positive relationships between the children, child care staff, and parents to ensure a high-quality experience. In every program, and every classroom, we address the specific needs of children based not only on age, but also individual pace of development. We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.

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JP2 Schools fargo

Ages: 3 years old and up, Preschool Program

Locations: West Fargo, South Fargo, and North Fargo

St. John Paul II Catholic Schools offers early childhood learning experiences that build active minds, healthy bodies, and happy hearts for children of all faiths. The Little Deacons, Pre-K, Summer Adventures, and After-School programs are staffed with dedicated teachers who create a fun, safe, and respectful learning environment filled with creative play and age-appropriate learning opportunities. Our goal is to ensure that every child is happy, successful, and ready to take their next step in learning and development.

Apple Tree Preschool

apple tree preschool fargo

Ages: 3-5 years old Preschool Program, Summer Program

Location: North West Fargo

AppleTree is a licensed preschool for children 3-5 years old located West Fargo, ND. Our half day sessions begin in September and run through May. We also offer summer camps. We strive to provide a quality environment that enhances children’s individual development. Our focus is on stimulating growth in all learning areas through our grassroots curriculum.

Bright Futures

bright futures

Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years old

Location: South Fargo (2 locations: Prairie Groves & Rocking Horse Farm)

Bright Futures Learning Center is an early learning program designed for children 6 weeks-12 years old and offers the advantages of a small group setting with the benefits of regular wider group interaction through excellent playgroup facilities. We offer developmental and educational activities specified to your child’s age and individual needs. Our commitment is to provide you and your child with the best in childcare and education. We believe in the development of the whole child. Our curriculum is designed to focus on the creative, emotional, intellectual, physical, and social growth of each individual child.

Grace Lutheran School

grace lutheran preschool

Ages: 4-5 years old Preschool Program, Summer Program

Location: South Fargo

Grace Lutheran School offers full-day Pre-Kindergarten for 4 and 5 year olds. Grace Lutheran School’s Pre-Kindergarten is a vibrant and exciting place where children can learn and grow. We offer wraparound childcare before and after school, summer childcare, hot breakfast and lunch, music, art, exercise, and so much more. Grace Lutheran School is centrally located at 1025 14th Avenue South in Fargo.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

boys and girls clubs fargo

Ages: K-5th Grade: Before School, After School, School Out Days, and Summer Programming  |  6th–12th Grade: The CLUB Teen Center- After School, School Out Days, and Summer Programming

Location: 10 Fargo Elementary Schools and 3 BGC Youth Centers

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley is celebrating 50 years of providing youth development programs before school, after school, and school-out days for youth ages 5 to 17 years old, in grades K through 12. BGC programming can be found at 10 Fargo Public Elementary Schools and our 3 BGC Youth Centers. BGC curriculum is designed to help youth and teens achieve in three priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character & Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles. We build stronger communities by helping our youth recognize and reach their full potential!

Elevate Musical Preschool

music programs fargo

Ages: 3-5 years old Preschool Program, Fall Session: Sept – May, Summer session: June – Aug.

Location: South Fargo

Join us for an academic & musical preschool adventure at Elevate Musical Preschool! Our academic curriculum promotes learning, discovery, and JOY. Each day, students get a music lesson on real instruments: drums, bass guitar, singing, piano & guitar!
We’re big on kindness, friendships and lots of confidence building.
Full day options include: 2 days per week, 3 days per week or 5 days per week. Hot lunch provided daily and is included in tuition.


Academy for Children – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Active Minds Academy

Apple Tree Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Bethesda Allstars – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Beyond Boundaries Go Beyond Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Brighter Beginnings – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Bright Futures Learning Center (2 Locations) – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Busy Bees Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Children’s Montessori Center (3 Locations) – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Children of Hope Childcare

Cobber Kids

Creative Minds Childcare & Preschool

Dakota Montessori School – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Dino Drop-In Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Early Explorers

Elevate Rock School Musical Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Explorers Academy

Faith Babies/Faith Kids (Multiple Locations)

Fraser Ltd. 

Go Beyond Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Goddard School

Grace Lutheran School

Growing Kids

Holy Spirit Elementary (JPII Schools)

Hope Kids

Inspiring Minds

Jasmin Childcare

Jump Start Preschool (Moorhead Early Childhood Education)

Kids Oasis Enrichment Center


Legacy Childcare

Lil’ Bloomers at Timber Creek

Little Lambs Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Little Lights Preschool (2 locations) – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Little Tykes Daycare

Living Waters Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Messiah Preschool

Moorhead Early Childhood Family Education

MSUM Early Education Center

Nativity Elementary School (JPII Schools)

Oak Grove Lutheran Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Our Redeemer Childcare Center

Peace Academy Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Rainbow Center for Children (Ages 18 months+)

Serenity Kids

Sheyenne Learning Academy

Small Wonders

St. John’s Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

St. Joseph’s Moorhead

Summit Childcare & Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

Sunrise Sunset Childcare

Trinity Elementary (JPII Schools)

Trinity Lutheran Preschool – PART TIME AVAILABLE

WeeKare Childcare

YMCA (Multiple Locations) – PART TIME AVAILABLE


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