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The Watertown-Mayer Community Learning Center (WMCLC) is home to a variety of programs.  These include

  • Community Education
    • Youth, Adult & Senior Programming
    • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
    • Young Royals Preschool
    • Caring Hands Child Care (6 wks to 3 yrs)
    • Kids’ Company Child Care (4-12 yrs)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
  • Transition Adult Possibilities Program 18+

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

The mission of  Early Childhood Family Education(ECFE) is to strengthen families and enhance the ability of all parents/guardians to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. ECFE is staffed with a licensed parent educator and licensed early childhood teachers.

Early Childhood Family Education

Young Royals Preschool

Watertown-Mayer’s school readiness preschool is highly recognized and sought after as a 4-star Parent Aware rated program.  Young Royals Preschool is staffed by early childhood licensed teachers.  We work to implement effective teaching strategies to match the individual learner.

Young Royals Preschool

If you have any questions regarding our ECFE or Young Royals Preschool program please contact our Early Childhood Coordinator, Susie Retterath at  952-955-0290 or  sretterath@wm.k12.mn.us.

Early Childhood Special Education

The purpose of special education is to provide equal access to education for children age’s birth through 21, by providing specialized services that will lead to school success in the general curriculum. If your child’s health care provider, teacher, other interested party or you suspect that your child may be eligible for special education services, it is helpful to know what to expect and where to begin.

Early Childhood Special Education

Kids’ Company and Caring Hands Child Care

The purpose of Kids' Company and Caring Hands Child Care is to provide a safe, caring, enriching, and recreational environment conducive to learning and social interactions. Through all activities, children are encouraged to pursue their interests, make choices, resolve differences, develop friendships, and gain independence and confidence. We promote respect and understanding for individual differences by maintaining a caring and challenging environment that allows freedom of choice and exposure to new experiences.

Caring Hands

Caring Hands serves children 6 wks to 48 mo. The program is licensed through the Department of Human Services (DHS), NAEYC accredited, and 4 star Parent Aware Rated.

Kids' Company

Kids’ Company serving children 4-12 years or through sixth grade.  Children must be fully potty trained to attend. Our aim is to provide a program that will complement both the home and school experiences of the children enrolled. The program is certified by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Child Care
If you have any questions regarding our child care programs please contact our Child Care Coordinator, Michelle Hess at  952-955-0283 or  michelle.hess@wm.k12.mn.us.
 

Possibilities Adult Transition Program - 18+

Watertown-Mayer has been serving students for nearly a decade with our Possibilities 18+ program. Students that participate in this program focus on increasing their transition skills in the areas of employment, post-secondary education and training, and daily living skills to aid them in becoming independent adults. 

Possibilities Adult Transition Program

If you have any questions regarding our Possibilities 18+ program please contact Connie Irvine at  952-955-0262 or  cirvine@wm.k12.mn.us.

CLC Staff

Amy Dimmler

Amy Dimmler
Community Education Director
952-955-0282
amy.dimmler@wm.k12.mn.us

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Janine Knutson

Janine Knutson
Secretary
952-955-0280
jknutson@wm.k12.mn.us

 

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Kelly Stauffer

Kelly Stauffer
Special Education/Due Process Secretary
kstauffer@wm.k12.mn.us
952-955-0204

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Susie Retterath

Susie Retterath
Early Childhood Coordinator
952-955-0290
sretterath@wm.k12.mn.us

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Michelle Hess

Michelle Hess
Child Care Coordinator
952-955-0283
michelle.hess@wm.k12.mn.us

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Connie Irvine
Possibilities Program Supervisor
952-955-0262
cirvine@wm.k12.mn.us