Kids Place Childcare

Kids Place for Preschoolers

33 Months – Age 5

Kids Place for K-5

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Registration for 2022/2023 Kids Place Preschool 33 months – YBK is open.

School Age Care 2022/2023

IMPORTANT NOTE:  At this time, in keeping with required student-to-staff ratios during our after school hours, we have reached our maximum capacity with our current staff.
Online registration is not available.  To be added to the waitlist for after school care for the 2022/2023 School Year please email:
with your child’s name, grade, school and desired schedule.


Click here for rates: Kids Place School Age Care Rates 2022/2023

Click here for School Age Care 2022/203 Info:  Kids Place School Age Care 2022/2023

Non-School Day 2022/2023 Registration:

School Release Days for Grades K-5

Kids Place is open for full-day fun from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on many non-school days. The cost is $52 per day. The online registration deadline is two weeks prior to the date of the release day and the first day of Winter and Spring Break.

  • Thursday, October 20, & 21, 2022 – registration deadline October 6
  • Friday, November 4, 2022 – registration deadline October 21
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022 – registration deadline November 9
  • Friday, December 2, 2022- registration deadline November 18
  • Thursday, December 22, 27, 28, 29, 2022 – deadline to register December 8
  • Friday, January 27, 2023 – deadline to register January 13, 2023
  • Friday, February 3, 2023 – deadline to register January 20, 2023
  • Friday, February 17, 2023 – deadline to register February 3, 2023
  • Friday, March 31, 2023 – deadline to register March 17, 2023
  • Monday, April 3, 4, 5, 6, 2023 – deadline to register March 17, 2023

Online registration for non-school days requires a 2022/2023 Kids Place School Age Care Contract.*

*Families that are currently on the waitlist for after school care or just want child care on non-school days will need to register online for a “Non-School Day only” contract first: then add the registration for the non-school days at the student’s school location.


Kids Place Main Office
Central Community Center
6300 Walker Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 952.928.6764
Fax: 952.928.6728

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.


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 Location

Main Office
Central Community Center
6300 Walker Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Preschool – 33 months to age 5 or start of kindergarten

Central Community Center

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, PSI, Aquila, or Susan Lindgren.

Hours of Operation

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

Restructure Days

Kids Place will close for some days during the year. During this time, our staff attends required training workshops, building custodians deep clean and provide needed maintenance in our classrooms. At the end of the summer 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.
Tuition is not charged on these restructure days.

Preschool/YBK & Grades K-5

  • June 13 – 17, 2022
  • August 22 – September 2, 2022
  • June 12 -16, 2023

District Holidays

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

  • Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Monday, September 5, 2022
  • Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Thursday, December 22, 2022
  • Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Monday, May 29, 2023

Note for preschool/YBK families: These district holidays fall within the regular enrollment period for 2021-2022. All preschool accounts are invoiced for district holidays as part of the Kids Place preschool enrollment contract.

Fee Assistance

Fee assistance, for those who qualify, is available through Hennepin County. Call 612.348.5937 or email: for more information.