General Information

Our Mission
Kids’ Place works in cooperation with the families, schools, and the community of St. Louis Park to provide a high quality, professional child care program that is academically enriching, fun and safe for all children.

Our goal is to provide a safe, caring environment which allows your child the opportunity to learn and grow among friends. Whether your family has a preschooler, or school-age child, we understand your need to know that your child is well cared for during the day.

Best Practices
Kids’ Place is a part of the Community Education department of St. Louis Park Public Schools. Like all other district programs, we are governed by the policies, expectations and guidelines of our school board. In addition, the Kids Place early learning classrooms are currently working toward accreditation through NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Our school age classes provide choices for creative, social, and physical growth through a wide-range of enjoyable and meaningful activities and experiences.

Eligibility
All children ages 33 months through grade 5 are welcome to attend Kids’ Place.  You do not need to be a resident of St. Louis Park to participate.

Our Staff

  • Educated professionals
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Career-minded, long-term teaching team
  • Continually learning and improving methods
  • Experienced caregivers who understand what children need
  • St. Louis Park school district employees
  • Building strong relationships with children and parents

Age Groups and Locations
Central Community Center – Main Office
6300 Walker Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Lenox Community Center
6715 Minnetonka Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Preschool – 33 months to age 5 or start of kindergarten
Central and Lenox Community Centers

YBK – Year Before Kindergarten Program (child must be 4 by September 1 to attend)
Central Community Center

Grades K-5
Students attend Kids Place at child’s school of attendance: Peter Hobart, Central/PSI, Aquila, or Susan Lindgren.

Summer Grades K-5
Central Community Center

Hours of Operation
Kids Place is open from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday year-round

Restructure Days

The first day of the 2018/2019 school year is Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  Kids Place will close for some days at the end of the summer in order to prepare for the new school year.  During this time, our staff will attend required training workshops, building custodians will wax floors and provide other annual maintenance in our classrooms, and our K-5 staff packs up and moves back to the elementary schools.  Similar days are needed at the end of the school year before summer begins.  There is no tuition charged for these restructure days.

Preschool/YBK and Grades K – 5                                                                     Kids Place Non-Service Days for 2018/2019

Restructure days

Grades K-5:
August 27-31, 2018
June 12-14, 2019
August 26-30, 2019

Preschool/YBK:
August 27-31, 2018
June 12-14, 2019
August 26-30, 2019

District Holidays
St. Louis Park Public Schools, which includes all Kids Place classrooms, is closed on the
following district holidays:

• Monday, September 3, 2018
• Thursday, November 22, 2018
• Friday, November 23, 2018
• Monday, December 24, 2018
• Tuesday, December 25, 2018
• Monday, December 31, 2018
• Tuesday, January 1, 2019
• Monday, January 21, 2019
• Monday, February 18, 2019
• Friday, March 29, 2019
• Monday, May 27, 2019
• Wednesday, July 4, 2019
• Monday, September 2, 2019

Note for preschool/YBK families: These district holidays fall within the regular enrollment period for 2018- 2019. All preschool accounts are invoiced for district holidays as part of the Kids Place
preschool enrollment contract.

School Release Days for Grades K-5

No school today, but Kids Place is open for full-day fun from 6:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
Cost is $47.00 per day before deadline (enrollment is available up to two weeks prior to the non-school day which is the deadline for guaranteed enrollment)- $57 after deadline. Requests to add after must be approved by the School Age Coordinator and are not guaranteed.

• Friday, October 5, 2018
• Thursday, October 18, 2018
• Friday, October 19, 2018
• Friday, November 2, 2018
• Wednesday, November 21, 2018
• Friday, December 7, 2018
• Wednesday, December 26, 2018
• Thursday, December 27, 2018
• Friday, December 28, 2018
• Wednesday, January 2, 2019
• Thursday, January 3, 2019
• Friday, January 4, 2019
• Friday, January 25, 2019
• Friday, February 15, 2019
• Monday, April 1, 2019
• Tuesday, April 2, 2019
• Wednesday, April 3, 2019
• Thursday, April 4, 2019
• Friday, April 5, 2019
• Friday, April 19, 2019
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Early Release Days for K-5

School gets out two hours early. Kids Place opens early in the afternoon for extended-day fun. Cost
is an additional
$14.00 to attend each of these days.

• Wednesday, October 17, 2018
• Friday, May 17, 2019

Summer!
Kids Place is open for students that have completed grades K-5 from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  The Summer 2018 program runs June 18 – August 24.

Fee Assistance
Fee assistance, for those who qualify, is available through Hennepin County. Call 612.348.5937 or email: HSPH.Childcare@co.hennepin.mn.us for more information.

St. Louis Park Community Education
a department of St. Louis Park Public Schools
6311 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952.928.6061

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