Preschools & Child Care Centers in Fargo & Moorhead (Map Included!)

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Are you searching for daycares in Fargo, or looking to enroll your little one in a preschool program?  We know it can be overwhelming – but we’ve got you covered with our Guide to Preschools & Daycares in Fargo & Moorhead! 

Below you’ll find an extensive list of daycares and preschools 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). 

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Our family of Child Care Centers and Preschools acknowledges that early childhood education is a very important component to children and families. Through social interaction, play, positive modeling and guidance, and educational activities, we provide collaborative learning opportunities for your child. Our promise is to recognize and support each child as they learn and develop. Parent and family involvement is encouraged, as this aids in creating a successful partnership to better serve the overall development of the whole child. Our programs offer small, individual classroom sizes to help maintain a more focused learning environment for ages 6 weeks through school age.


Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years

Location: South Fargo


Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years

Location: South Fargo

Fargo, ND 58104


Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years

Location: Horace

Horace, ND 58047


Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years

Location: Moorhead

Moorhead, MN 56560

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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.

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Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years old, Preschool Program

Locations: 3 locations in South Fargo

Small Wonders is a non-denominational Christian center sharing the love of God while educating the whole child – emotionally, socially, physically, creatively, and cognitively. Our program promotes Christian values and is presented in an atmosphere of love and mutual respect. Our primary focus is to teach educational concepts to children in a caring and loving environment. Developing these concepts will prepare each child to successfully make transitions in every step of his/her life. Small Wonders provides full time childcare services for children from six weeks through 12 years old and offers a full day PreK which is included in our childcare program. Childcare services are available from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and is closed on major holidays.

Apple Tree Preschool


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.

Learn N' Move Childcare

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Ages: 18 months – 5 years old

Location: North Fargo

We are an innovative non-profit childcare center licensed for ages 18 months – 5 years. We strive to train all of our teachers in the Nurtured Heart approach and use the Creative Curriculum to prepare our children for Kindergarten. Our center has a large fenced in playground area along with access to the TNT Kid’s Fitness gymnasium once a week. All of our Lead Teachers have a minimum of two years experience working in the childcare industry.


Academy for Children

Active Minds Academy

Apple Tree Preschool

Beginnings Childcare & Preschool

Bethesda Allstars

Brighter Beginnings

Bright Futures Learning Center (2 Locations)

Busy Bees Preschool (located in Metropolitan Baptist Church)

Children’s Montessori Center (3 Locations)

Children of Hope Childcare

Cobber Kids

Creative Minds Childcare & Preschool

Dakota Montessori School

Dino Drop-In Preschool

Early Explorers

Elevate Rock School Preschool

Elim Childcare Center (Ages 2-5)

Faith Babies/Faith Kids (Multiple Locations)

Fraser Ltd. 

Go Beyond Preschool

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 (Ages 1-12)


The Learning Circle (Multiple locations)

Lil’ Bloomers at Timber Creek

Little Lambs Preschool

Little Lights Preschool (2 locations)

Little Tykes Daycare (Ages toddler – school age)

Living Waters Preschool

Messiah Preschool

Moorhead Early Childhood Family Education

MSUM Early Education Center (Ages 16 months – 5 years)

Nativity Elementary School (JPII Schools)

Oak Grove Lutheran Preschool 

Our Redeemer Childcare Center

Rainbow Center for Children (Ages 18 months+)

Rise to Shine

Small Wonders

St. John’s Preschool

St. Joseph’s Moorhead

Summit Childcare & Preschool

Sunrise Sunset Childcare

Trinity Elementary (JPII Schools)

Trinity Lutheran Preschool (16 months – 11 years)

WeeKare Childcare

YMCA (Multiple Locations)

Young Stars

Know of of any daycares or preschools in Fargo we missed? Contact us at [email protected] and let us know!

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