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Community Alliance preschool teacher and director Nelaina Daggett says she is maxed out at 30 students at her preschool, and even began the year with a waiting list of 10. Daggett says with the demand on services, she hopes to open up another class in the future. DL NEWSPAPERS/Paula Quam

Detroit Lakes preschools seeing more demand

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Detroit Lakes preschools are “happening” places these days, with climbing enrollment just about everywhere you go.

“We’re busting at the seams,” said Head Start Director Margaret Aho, holding up a long list of three and four year olds who are waiting to get in.


“There are almost 200 kids here (on the waiting list), with 125 of them being from Becker County,” she said, adding that her comprehensive list includes Mahnomen and Hubbard Counties as well.

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