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Community Wellness Coalition

The Community Wellness Coalition Universal Preschool’s goal is to create a common, community vision and engage the community first to create a whole understanding of the value of early childhood development. We plan to achieve community sustainability through economic development, a learned workforce and successful educational goals from birth and beyond. This project would not have been possible without the support of the Otto Bremer Foundation.

Our Vision:
“The Community Wellness Coalition for universal preschool will provide opportunities for families and communities which prepare all children for school success.”

Our Mission:
“By the year 2014, The Community Wellness Coalition for universal preschool will provide quality partnerships focusing on solutions, creating successful learning opportunities for children.”


Devils Lake City Commission passes resolution in September 2007 authorizing formation of a Community Based Study Coalition to explore the need for universal preschool. Northern Plains Resource Conservation & Development Council awarded a three year grant through the Otto Bremer Foundation for Community Wellness Coalition Study.


Phase One of the Community Wellness Coalition for Universal Preschool has been completed.  Communities have been surveyed and survey results are available below:

Devils Lake Community Wellness Coaltion Survey Results Report

Region III Community Wellness Coaltion Survey Results Report


Northern Plains RC&D continues to develop this project and has moved in to the implementation phase. The RC&D Council assisted with the formation of a non-profit preschool and child care center in July 2009.  The Devils Lake Kids Preschool and Child Care Center is currently developing a program to provide free resources to public and private daycares, preschool programs, etc. in Region III to enhance their programs and their ability to assist in preparing children in their care for a successful start to their education.

  All programs and services of the RC&D Councils are offered on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability or political beliefs.